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Addressing questions of violence and security in Mexico

William Guicheney, alumnus from Development Management, recently attended a CASEDE conference which aimed to change the status quo in addressing security and youth violence in Mexico.  He tells us about his experience and what he took away from the event.

In early November I was invited by CASEDE – The Collective for the Analysis of Security with Democracy – […]

Life after LSE: Diamond rings re-purposed for good

Writing your dissertation can leave you feeling more lost and confused about life than ever before, but as Amanda Schwartz, an MSc Development Studies alumni and co-founder of  The Ring Project explains, keep your eyes and mind open and it could lead to great things.

It wasn’t too long ago that I was sitting across from my dissertation advisor, feeling wholly […]

  • South Sudan army (SPLA) soldiers talk on December 25, 2013 at Bor airport after they re-captured the town from rebels . The rebels retook the town on Tuesday, but on Thursday, the army said they were advancing again to push them back. AFP PHOTO/SAMIR BOLSAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images
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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 […]

  • Professor Alcinda Honwana, Visiting Professor of International Development, Open University (Photo Credit: audioBoom)
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    Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Ahead of her upcoming public lecture on Wednesday 18 November, Alcinda Honwana explains the Congolese slogan that forms part of her title: “‘Enough!’ – Will Youth Protests Drive Political Change in Africa?”. First published on Africa at LSE.

Huge student demonstrations in South Africa in October 2015 were officially about university tuition fees, but were actually about the failure […]

November 12th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

Colombia After the Conflict? – Jean-Paul Faguet

Colombia is not a “typical” Latin American country. It diverges from common views of the region in ways that are interesting and important. It has a deep democratic vocation, lacking the coups and dictatorships common elsewhere. Its one military coup was peaceful and initially enjoyed broad support from the political establishment.

(Originally published in The Cipher Brief.)

Colombia has an enviable […]

Justice in the world’s most difficult places – JSRP

Dr Anna Macdonald introduces the Justice and Security Research Programme’s newly published Special Issue on the local realities of law and justice. Reposted from the JSRP. How people living in the world’s most difficult places – the poorest, most politically fragile and conflict-affected environments – seek redress, justice and social order is important both for them and for the world […]

September 10th, 2015|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
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    Talking about war makes it more likely. Look at South Sudan.

Talking about war makes it more likely. Look at South Sudan.

Following on from our recent post about avoiding the use of bombs to deal with Islamic State, former LSE fellow Mareike Schomerus (now with ODI) has co-authored an article with Lotje de Vries about the dangers of tempting war by talking about it. (Originally published in the Washington Post.) Today, Aug. 17, 2015, is yet another final deadline for the […]

  • Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International (Photo Credit: Oxfam)
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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 […]

July 28th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
  • The prophet Gatdeang chatting on a satellite phone in his Koani, (South) Sudan, homestead, 2003. Photo credit: S. Hutchinson
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    Violence, legitimacy, and prophecy: Naomi Pendle on South Sudan

Violence, legitimacy, and prophecy: Naomi Pendle on South Sudan

Final-year PhD candidate Naomi Pendle has had an article published in the American Ethnologist journal. Co-written with Sharon Hutchinson from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the article identifies new opportunities for prophetic peace frameworks in South Sudan. Violence, legitimacy, and prophecy: Nuer struggles with uncertainty in South Sudan Contemporary South Sudanese Nuer prophets play powerful roles in interpreting the moral limits […]

Tim Forsyth Discusses Climate Change and Violence

Professor Tim Forsyth, Professor of Environment and Development in the LSE Department of International Development, has been featured in a SciDev.Net article about a new paper by John O’Loughlin which links instances of violence with climate change.

Read the article and listen to Professor Forsyth’s views on the paper here.

November 26th, 2014|Publications|0 Comments|