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    Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

In April Professor Robert Wade visited Tbilisi in Georgia. While there he attended a conference on Industrial Development Strategy. In this post he explains how this has impacted Georgia in the last 25 years since the break up of the Soviet Union.

I visited Georgia for the first time in late April, at the invitation of Tato Khundadze at the […]

Limited liability… But Only for a Limited Few

Our students go on to a wide range of careers. Some work for NGOs, private companies or governments, others like MSc Development Studies Alumnus Kartik Misra undertake further study. Kartik is PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is researching the crisis of Indian agriculture. In this post he gives us an insight into some of the work he’s been doing.
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    Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Journalists and statisticians are trying to determine if opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama was cheated out of the presidency, or if he is just a bad loser, write Joseph Hanlon and Johan Ahlback.
Mozambique is usually cited as one of Africa’s post-conflict success stories. The civil war ended in 1992 and Renamo’s guerrilla force was transformed into the opposition in parliament. […]

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    Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”

Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”

There’s a balance to be struck in writing any non-fiction book. Narrative v information. How often do you return to the overarching storyline, the message of the book, the thing you want the reader to take away? How much information – facts, names, dates, events – do you include? Too much storyline, and the book feels flimsy. Too much […]

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    A Realistically Dangerous Southeast Asian Neighborhood – Danny Quah

A Realistically Dangerous Southeast Asian Neighborhood – Danny Quah

Professor Danny Quah’s latest article has been republished in The Malaysian Insider and The Edge. The Realist position in the Straits Times article “Singapore is not an Island” (Bilahari Kaushikan, 06 Oct 2015) might grate for many readers. The article talks about young Malaysian Chinese being delusional for believing the Malaysian political discourse will actually change. It warns ominously how […]

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    Malaysia’s leaders no longer serve the people – Danny Quah

Malaysia’s leaders no longer serve the people – Danny Quah

Malaysia has gone rogue – with a corrupt political elite, a compromised judiciary, an electoral process that isn’t working, and a system that punishes whistle-blowers, says LSE’s Danny Quah. (Originally published by The Diplomat.) In 1971, more than forty years before the world would turn its attention to the so-called one percent and the problem of income inequality, Malaysia embarked […]

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    Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

The Department is delighted to announce that it will host three public lectures by African nationals as part of its autumn events programme. More details are available below. Is Africa Rising? On October 12, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, will reflect on her own life and experiences growing up in Uganda. She will discuss the true nature of […]

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    Student Experience: Consultancy project report published by Transparency International

Student Experience: Consultancy project report published by Transparency International

By Milou Vanmulken, Tom Owen and Gogo Duale, MSc Development Management students, 2014-15. On 17 July 2015, Transparency International published the findings of the consultancy report by three Development Management students on their Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) blog. The consultancy project is one of the most valuable parts of the MSc Development Management programme. In a team of three, we […]

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    Owen Barder – Financing for development: Where the treasure is buried

Owen Barder – Financing for development: Where the treasure is buried

Originally posted on Views from the Center, and then Owen’s personal blog. Nancy Birdsall has given us her five wishes for the Financing for Development conference in July — and I agree with them all. I would say this even if she were not my boss. But all of her wishes are about how we can generate more and better financing […]

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    Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Dieter Zinnbauer received his PhD from DESTIN in 2003, and now works on new issues for Transparency International and blogs at ambient-accountability.org. 2015: Transparency is widely recognised as a cornerstone of good, accountable government and the practice of transparency today is alive and strong: we are deploying the cutting-edge of technology, we have a formidable infrastructure for policy advocacy, we […]