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    Promoting and Regulating Generic Medicines: Brazil in Comparative Perspective

Promoting and Regulating Generic Medicines: Brazil in Comparative Perspective

In a recent publication, Professor Ken Shadlen (along with Elize Fonseca), uses Brazil as a case study for a suggested typology to compare national approaches towards the promotion and regulation of generic drugs.  

Differences in countries’ practices with regard to “generic” drug regulation can have far-reaching implications on the supply of medicines and health outcomes. Generic drug regulations can promote (or restrict) competition and […]

Reflections on Cumberland Lodge, January 2017

On Friday 27th January a group of fourty MSc Development Studies students hopped on a bus to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. The weekend long trip served as an opportunity for the students to escape London and attend a number of seminars and group activities in the beautiful setting of a 17th Century, Grade II listed country house. Mira Cole-Wijaya and Lavneeta […]

Postcard from Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, Programme Co-Director for Development Management, tells us what he has been up to during his sabbatical.
Hello and happy new year from Los Andes!

I visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a month this past Oct-Nov, where I revised “The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia” and presented to their comparative working […]

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    Book Launch: The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South

Book Launch: The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South

Universal social policies have the power to reduce inequality and create more cohesive societies. But how can countries in the South deliver universalism? Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (together with Juliana Martínez Franzoni) answers this question through a comparative analysis of Costa Rica, Mauritius, South Korea, and Uruguay, and a detailed historical account of Costa Rica’s successful trajectory in a new book.

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    LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

QS TopUniversities has ranked The London School of Economics the third best university in the world for Development Studies 2016. What fantastic news to end the year with!

LSE jumped two places from the previous year, topping both Oxford and Cambridge University, and is the only university on the list to have scored full marks for research impact.

The comprehensive list […]

Reflections on Cumberland Lodge, by Geoff Goodwin

On Thursday 4 November, forty-four students from Development Management boarded a bus to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. The weekend long trip served as an opportunity for the students to escape London and attend a number of seminars and group activities in the beautiful setting of a 17th Century, Grade II listed country house. Geoffrey Goodwin reflects on the trip.

When we think […]

Book Launch: Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change

About the event:
Joseph Hanlon and Manoj Roy will present their new book which tells the story of a country that refuses to be a helpless victim next Wednesday at the London School of Economics.

Climate change will make cyclones and floods more devastating; sea level is already rising. Bangladeshi officials, scientists and communities know what is coming and are already […]

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    Dr Elliott Green examines Imagined Communities and nationalism in the colonial and post-colonial world

Dr Elliott Green examines Imagined Communities and nationalism in the colonial and post-colonial world

In a symposium on Benedict Anderson’s book Imagined Communities, first published in 1983, Dr Elliot Green looks at how relevant Anderson’s notion of ‘print capitalism’ has been to the national identity of Africa and other post-colonial countries.

Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities: a symposium.
Nations and Nationalism, Volume 22, Issue 4: October 2016; pp. 625-659.

LSE ID staff member Dr Elliott Green contributes […]

Professor Catherine Boone’s book wins award

Professor Catherine Boone’s book, Property and Political Order in Africa (Cambridge, 2014), has been announced as co-winner of the Luebbert Best Book Award from the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). It has also won Best Book from the APSA-ASA African Politics Conference Group, and Honorable Mention for the African Studies Association’s Herskovitz Best Book […]

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet
Professor of the Political Economy of Development
Programme Co-Director, Development Management

Dear students,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it […]