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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 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.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

June 22nd, 2017|Publications|0 Comments|
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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 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.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

June 15th, 2017|Publications|0 Comments|
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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 […]

New Book: After Rape by Dr Holly Porter

On Tuesday the 9th of May, Dr Holly Porter will be launching her new book, After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda, at The London School of Economics. 

Following the ICC intervention in 2005, northern Uganda has been at the heart of international justice debates. The emergent controversy, however, missed crucial aspects of Acholi realities: that the primary […]

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    Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there?

Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there?

In her latest publication, Kathy Hochstetler, examines environmental policies and outcomes during three successive presidential administrations in Brazil, and questions whether the Brazilian presidential system helps shape the country’s environmental policy.

Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there? The comparative literature on environmental policy offers few reasons to think that it might. Most explanations of variations in the […]

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    Sons of the Soil Conflict in Africa: Institutional Determinants of Ethnic Conflict over Land

Sons of the Soil Conflict in Africa: Institutional Determinants of Ethnic Conflict over Land

In her new paper, Professor Cathy Boone, examines political science literature on sons-of-the-soil (SoS) conflicts in South Asia, and explains why they fall short in the African context.

Forthcoming, World Development

Can the political science literature on sons-of-the-soil (SoS) conflict and civil war explain patterns of ethnic conflict over land in sub-Saharan Africa? Sons-of-the-soil terminology, developed with reference to conflicts in South Asia, […]

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    Trade Agreements, Patents, and Drug Prices: Continuing the Debate

Trade Agreements, Patents, and Drug Prices: Continuing the Debate

In a new paper, Ken Shadlen and co-authors look at the relationship between bilateral trade agreements with the US and the price of drugs and access to medicines in developing countries.

The upward-ratcheting of patent protection through trade agreements has generated significant concerns about potential effects on prices of drugs and access to medicines in developing countries. The Trans-Pacific Partnership […]

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    The Media’s Visual Securitisation and Dehumanisation of Refugees

The Media’s Visual Securitisation and Dehumanisation of Refugees

Is the media’s visual representation of refugees helping or worsening their situation? Annabelle Wilmott, alumni from the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies programme, summarises the findings from her detailed study on the UK media’s visual coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis.

When I first arrived in London to start my Master’s in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the […]

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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 […]

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    The Tentative Developmental State in Rwanda: From Anti-Manufacturing to Recapturing the Domestic Market

The Tentative Developmental State in Rwanda: From Anti-Manufacturing to Recapturing the Domestic Market

In this post, Dr Pritish Behuria highlights the reintroduction of import substitution in Rwanda under the moniker – recapturing the domestic market. He argues that this signals the tentative emergence of Rwanda’s developmental state, which has previously paid little attention to its domestic manufacturing sector.

The article follows from Pritish’s working paper entitled ‘The Political Economy of Import Substitution […]