What approach should we take to resolving conflict?

Paul Jackson is a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. A core area of interest is decentralisation and governance and it was his extensive experience in Sierra Leone immediately following the war that led him into the area of conflict analysis and security sector reform. He was Director of the GFN-SSR and … Continue reading “What approach should we take to resolving conflict?”

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Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

Nic Cheeseman is Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham. He was formerly the Director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research addresses a range of questions such as whether populism is an effective strategy of political mobilization in Africa, how paying tax changes citizens’ attitudes towards democracy and … Continue reading “Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger”

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Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development

Nicolas Lemay-Hebert is a Senior Lecturer at the International Development Department (IDD) at the University of Birmingham. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Intervention and State building and the Routledge Series on Intervention and State building. His research interests include state building and peacebuilding, local narratives of resistance to international interventions, and the … Continue reading “Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development”

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Making Climate Compatible Development Happen

Fiona Nunan is a Senior Lecturer in Environment and Development and the Director of the International Development Department.  Her interests and experience focus on natural resource governance and management in developing country settings, particularly within inland fisheries and coastal locations in East and Southern Africa, and on exploring the links between poverty and the environment. she is the … Continue reading “Making Climate Compatible Development Happen”

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Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Justin Willis is a professor of History, University of Durham. Justin Willis’ work has been largely concerned with identity, authority and social change in eastern Africa stretching back over the last two hundred years. Gabrielle Lynch is Professor of Comparative Politics , University of Warwick. Gabrielle studied at the University of Oxford for a BA … Continue reading “Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones”

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African students in IDD celebrate “Africa Day”

Richard Kweitsu is a Mo Ibrahim Scholar pursuing MSc International Development (Governance and State Building) at the University of Birmingham. He is currently working as an intern at GSDRC. As part of activities marking the celebration of Africa Union Day on May 25, students of African descent studying at the International Development Department of the … Continue reading “African students in IDD celebrate “Africa Day””

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Four ways the Kenyan elections could be rigged – and how to stop it

Nic Cheeseman is Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham. He was formerly the Director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research addresses a range of questions such as whether populism is an effective strategy of political mobilization in Africa, how paying tax changes citizens’ attitudes towards democracy and … Continue reading “Four ways the Kenyan elections could be rigged – and how to stop it”

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governance Weekend: Marrakesh 2017

Ayat Abdelaziz and Richard Kweitsu are the Mo Ibrahim Scholars at the University of Birmingham.  Both of them are MSc students in IDD, and were invited to participate in the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Marrakesh. Over the past ten years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has committed itself to deepening good governance, accountability and leadership … Continue reading “Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governance Weekend: Marrakesh 2017”

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Leapfrogging – Myth or Reality? Can economic growth really be decoupled from increased carbon emissions in Least Developed Countries? Ethiopia’s Story

Steve Baines is a 2016 IDD MSc Masters Graduate in International Development (Environment, Sustainability & Politics). He came to this after a career in UK affordable housing culminating as National Director of a FTSE250 company. Steve has deep interests in worldwide development and climate change mitigation and adaptation. On a local level, he has developed … Continue reading “Leapfrogging – Myth or Reality? Can economic growth really be decoupled from increased carbon emissions in Least Developed Countries? Ethiopia’s Story”

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