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    ?Doughnut Economics: how to save the planet and still have growth

?Doughnut Economics: how to save the planet and still have growth

Professor Duncan Green gives us an insight into Doughnut Economics, and tells us why this popular book has the potential to make life sweeter. This article has been cross-posted (and slightly updated) from From Poverty to Power. 

Author, Kate Raworth, will be talking about her book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, on Thursday 23rd November at the LSE. Click here for […]

LSE Global Health Initiative Launch Event

Tuesday 24 October 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

The London School of Economics will be hosting the public launch of the university’s new Global Health research platform on Tuesday 24 October. The event will include a keynote speech by Geeta Rao Gupta, a panel discussion, and poster exhibition followed by drinks.

The Global […]

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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 […]

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    Politics and the cross-continental swim, Asia to Europe, at Istanbul: dangerous currents in both

Politics and the cross-continental swim, Asia to Europe, at Istanbul: dangerous currents in both

Professor Robert Wade travelled to Istanbul in late July 2017 to take part in the annual cross-continental 6.5 km swim “race” along the Bosphorus. Here he describes his experience as a participant in the race, as well as his time in a country that is going through great political change. 

I am hardly a long-distance swimmer, but I have been […]

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    Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can spark vital debate on disability and development

Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can spark vital debate on disability and development

Terhas Clarke and Alejandra Carvajal introduce us to the work of President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador, the first person in a wheelchair to be elected as a head of state in Latin America, and an influential figure that has improved rights for people with disabilities on an international and national level. They invite readers to join the discussion on inclusive development: what inclusive development should […]

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    Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

The MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies consultancy group for UN OCHA cultivated an enriching partnership that led to a presentation at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, as well as another presentation at the Geneva Palais des Nations. The final consultancy report has recently been published online by OCHA. Meriah-Jo Breckenridge, Kirsten Raschko, and Zubin Malhotra share their experiences. […]

Book Launch: International Law and New Wars

By failing to address ‘new wars’ international law has added to insecurity. Is it time for a second generation human security resting upon the laws of humanity?

This event launches Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor’s new book International Law and New Wars, which examines how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of what are known as ‘new wars’ […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month.

You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

Part 1/5
It must be more-or-less obvious that a department […]

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    Descentralización y Democracia Popular: Gobernabilidad Desde Abajo en Bolivia

Descentralización y Democracia Popular: Gobernabilidad Desde Abajo en Bolivia

Yesterday, Professor of the Political Economy of Development Programme and Co-Director of Development Management in the Department of International Development,  Jean-Paul Faguet,  launched the Spanish-language edition of his book, Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia.

In the book, Jean-Paul Faguet combines broad econometric data with deep qualitative evidence to investigate the social underpinnings of governance. He shows how the […]

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    The Youth in Africa: Opportunities, Resistance and Transformation

The Youth in Africa: Opportunities, Resistance and Transformation

Pritish Behuria writes a report on The Youth in Africa workshop hosted by the LSE Department of International Development on 15 May, 2017.

Africa’s population has increased dramatically in the past three decades. In 1980, the continent’s population was 477 million. By 2015, it had increased to over 1.2 billion. Some have also argued that Africa is the ‘youngest continent’ (although this claim is […]