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Global playing field is level but only for the west

Professor Robert Wade adds to the recent article from Dani Rodrik for the Financial Times, in which he states that the US and Europe are hypocritical when complaining about China’s infringement on ‘global norms and rules’. 

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Dani Rodrik, in “Global trade needs rules that adapt to economic diversity”, misses an important point ( August 6).

He says that “when the US and Europe […]

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    So why don’t women hold up half the sky in Chinese politics?

So why don’t women hold up half the sky in Chinese politics?

As Xi Jinping sets forth his plans and ambitions for the next five years, all eyes are fixed on who he will pick to be in the powerful Politburo and its Standing Committee. Yet there is one thing for sure that we know: there won’t be many women there. Mao Zedong may have espoused the slogan “Women hold up […]

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    The Impact of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative on Developing Countries

The Impact of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative on Developing Countries

What is China’s One Belt One Road initiative and will it bring prosperity or difficulties to the many developing countries along its route? Nathan Hayes, alumni from the department and Economist at Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Centre, breaks it down for us.

In autumn 2013, President of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), Xi Jinping, announced the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, […]

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    The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title – Africa at LSE

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog Alice Evans reviews two books and raises some questions.
The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Teichman. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence. Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.

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    Chinese government was wise to resist full privatisation of land – James Putzel

Chinese government was wise to resist full privatisation of land – James Putzel

On Monday (11/07/16) Professor James Putzel had a letter published in the Financial Times in which he responds to an article from the 5 July entitled “Losing the plot”. Below is the full text
Sir, I welcomed Lucy Hornby’s Big Read article on the dilemma China faces over the future of property rights in agricultural land (“Losing the plot”, July […]

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    Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

I heard econ rock star Thomas Piketty speak for the first time last week – hugely enjoyable. The occasion was the annual conference of the LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute, with Piketty headlining. He was brilliant: original and funny, riffing off traditional France v Britain tensions, and reeling off memorable one liners: ‘meritocracy is a myth invented by winners’; […]

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    Africa’s Turn to Industrialize? Shifting Global Value Chains, Industrial Policy and African Development

Africa’s Turn to Industrialize? Shifting Global Value Chains, Industrial Policy and African Development

On 3 May the department of International Development held a one day conference on Industrialisation in Africa. LSE Fellow Pritish Behuria reviews the day’s events.
After decades on the sidelines, industrial policy is now fashionable again. In the 1970s and 1980s, neoclassical economists including Anne Krueger launched an attack on the state, which forced the marginalization of discussions of industrial policy. In […]

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    Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Whether they study on one of our MSc programmes or undertake a PhD, after graduation our students disperse across the world to undertake a seemingly endless range of occupations, and apply what they’ve learnt in their time with us. Many go on to work for governments or NGOs, others for international aid agencies or as advisers in the private sector. […]

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    Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Professor of International Development Jude Howell talks about her recent research into governance in China in this post written for the LSE International Development blog, based on her article on the same subject published in Journal of Social Policy in January.
In 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have been in power for almost 70 years. While the former Soviet […]

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    Life After LSE: How could Brexit help engagement with emerging economies?

Life After LSE: How could Brexit help engagement with emerging economies?

After graduating from the MSc Development Studies programme in December International Development alumna Bharthi Keshwara has gone on to a role as Economist at the Centre for Policy Studies. In this article she provides us with an overview of the work she’s been doing on Brexit and Britain’s relationship with emerging economies.
The share of UK exports destined for the EU […]