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Elite Return Migration and Development in India

MSc Social Policy and Development Alumnus, Aishu Balaji, explains why the return of Indian migrants back to their motherland is not having the development impact initially intended. 

In a 2015 address to Indian migrants in California, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared, “India is waiting for you”, suggesting they must seize the “opportunity to serve Mother India … whenever the opportunity comes”. […]

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    International Development PhD graduate seeks to remodel global cooperation

International Development PhD graduate seeks to remodel global cooperation

Recent International Development PhD graduate, Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, has been named in a list of fourteen finalists for this year’s Global Challenges Foundation’s New Shape Prize.

The New Shape Prize is the biggest competition of its kind, seeking improved frameworks of global governance of global catastrophic risks. It was open for submissions from November 2016 to September 2017, and since, […]

Why is nobody talking about prisons?

Alumnus and 2017 MSc Development Management graduate, Debora Zampier, investigates why the crises in prison management are neglected by state policy, and uses Brazil as a case study to offer alternative ways to approach the subject that takes authority, incentives and accountability (AIA) mechanisms into consideration.

This research has been summarised from her Master’s thesis, ‘Nobody’s fault’: investigating institutional causes of prisons’ mismanagment, which was […]

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    Donors’ Search for Magic Bullet: Good Governance Programmes in Myanmar

Donors’ Search for Magic Bullet: Good Governance Programmes in Myanmar

Recent MSc. Development Management graduate, Khine Lynn Thu, analyses the success of good governance programmes implemented in recent years by international development organisations in Myanmar. 

This blog post is based on her prize-winning thesis titled “Is Good Governance a Magic Bullet? Examining Good Governance Programmes in Myanmar”.

Starting from 2011, people of Myanmar and international community were very much excited to […]

Retributive Justice: How can it harm a peace process?

In this article, recent graduate from Managing Humanitarianism at the LSE, Monica Adami, examines whether retributive justice can harm the peace process. 

This is the third and final in a series of articles by Monica Adami on Retributive and Restorative Justice.

Supporters of peace in the peace v justice dilemma argue that judicial justice should not take place in some contexts. The range of opponents reaches its maximum with […]

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    The broken promise of solar cooking? The case of Goudoubo Refugee Camp

The broken promise of solar cooking? The case of Goudoubo Refugee Camp

Recent Msc in Environmental Policy and Regulation graduate, Isabella Troconis, tells us about her dissertation research on the potential of solar cooking in the Goudoubo Refugee Camp in Burkina Faso. 

(Featured image: Demonstration of blazing tube use in Saag-Nionigo camp (c) UNHCR 2015)

Can you imagine taking an average of five hours to cook just one meal or walking 20 km a day to get […]

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    What can other cities learn from Mexico City’s bike-sharing scheme?

What can other cities learn from Mexico City’s bike-sharing scheme?

Recent graduate in MSc Development Management, Naima von Ritter Figueres, investigates the success of Mexico City’s EcoBici Bike Sharing Scheme, which systematically broke down social barriers to provide opportunities of introducing the new mode of public transport, and questions if a similar approach could be applied in other megacities around the world. 

Most cities over the past few decades have been shaped by the […]

False Choice Between Retributive and Restorative Justice

In this article, Monica Adami, recent graduate from Managing Humanitarianism at the LSE, analyses the effectiveness of retributive approaches to justice used in the International Criminal Court system. 

This is the first in a series of articles by Monica Adami on Retributive and Restorative Justice.

It is widespread the belief that the retributive approach does not restore peace because it tends not to satisfy victim justice. The main […]

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    What can Indonesia learn from Germany’s ability to move on from their murky past?

What can Indonesia learn from Germany’s ability to move on from their murky past?

Josefhine Chitra, Development Management graduate from the LSE, and Andhyta F. Utami, explain how Indonesia could benefit from adopting Germany’s concept of  Vergangenheitsbewältigung to move forward from the 1965-1966 genocide. 
A couple of weeks ago, over a dozen policemen blocked participants from joining a seminar, titled “Disclosure of Truth 1965/1966,” at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta). The following day, over a hundred civilian […]

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    The LSE takes Attacks on Healthcare to Health Through Peace Conference

The LSE takes Attacks on Healthcare to Health Through Peace Conference

The International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE) consultancy project gives students the opportunity to work with organisations on real-world, contemporary humanitarian issues. MSc students Michelle Mülhausen, Emma Tuck, and Heather Zimmerman on finishing their consultancy project, have continued to engage with stakeholders and disseminate findings to expand the research and further influence policy.

The consultancy project was undertaken for Chatham House, in partnership with Médecins […]