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    A new paper from IMF researchers puts industrial policy back in the limelight

A new paper from IMF researchers puts industrial policy back in the limelight

Development Studies alumnus and journalist, Scott Carpenter, summarises and shares his analysis of a new working paper from the IMF which suggests we need a closer look at the industrial policy of the “Asian Miracles”. 

For years, development economists have largely dismissed the most successful development stories of the last century — Korea, Taiwan, a handful of others — as outliers. These countries […]

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    Looking beyond Padman: A need to empower girls during menstruation and puberty

Looking beyond Padman: A need to empower girls during menstruation and puberty

Ernestina Coast, Joe Strong and Samantha Lattof explain how weak evidence is prolonging the economic burden, shame, and gendered experience of menstruation in low- and middle-income countries by using India as an example.

“America has Superman, Batman, Spiderman… but India has Padman.”  So goes Pad Man, Bollywood’s internationally acclaimed (Netflix available) movie based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an activist who fought to make sanitary […]

February 28th, 2019|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
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    Brazil’s Fight against Hepatitis C — Universalism, Local Production, and Patents

Brazil’s Fight against Hepatitis C — Universalism, Local Production, and Patents

In his recent short essay for the New England Journal of Medicine, Professor Ken Shadlen and co-authors examine three aspects of Brazili’s pioneering approach to the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). 

Brazil has been a pioneer in AIDS treatment, expanding access to key drugs and care. It has served as a model for other developing countries, showing that prevention and […]

February 14th, 2019|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz

Book Review: Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Florian Weigand, finds over 600 pages on the history of the Pakistani army in the second edition of Shuja Nawaz’s book, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within, which provides an important description of the backdrop of contemporary dynamics in the country.
Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. 2017

In the second edition […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In the final blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet applies the analysis of structural change to the contrasting cases of Evo vs Trump.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 5: Evo vs Trump
Lastly, what do the sweeping changes that have transformed Bolivia teach us […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In the fourth blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet uses Bolivia’s experience to derive four more lessons for the West.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 4: Four more lessons for the West
Fifth, any new politics of identity is bound to be far more […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 3/5: Four lessons for the West

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 3/5: Four lessons for the West

In the third blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet uses Bolivia’s experience to derive lessons for the West.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 3: Four lessons for the West
What lessons does the Bolivian experience hold for Europe, the UK and the US? A […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 2/5: Collapse and rebirth

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 2/5: Collapse and rebirth

In the second blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet  explains Bolivia’s political collapse as a deep tectonic shift in its main axis of politics.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 2: Collapse and rebirth
The collapse of Bolivia’s politics was not caused by a president’s […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 1/5: Stability and collapse

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 1/5: Stability and collapse

In the first blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet summarises a recent article he wrote in which he suggests we can open an analytical window into the causes of the rapid collapse of previously stable political party systems by examining the experience of Bolivia.  

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political […]

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    Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

Dr Rajesh Venugopal’s new book, Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, offers a fresh look at how colonial legacies, nationalist ideology and discourses of development that have combined to shape the contours of Sri Lanka’s current tumultuous politics. Benjamin Brown, from University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Geography, reviews the book.  
If you are interested in this review, author Dr Rajesh Venugopal will be discussing […]