Publications

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 […]

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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    Debating Patents and Drug Prices: Trade Agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Debating Patents and Drug Prices: Trade Agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Professor Ken Shadlen and co-authors challenge a recent article in Foreign Affairs that claimed to show that trade agreements with the USA have not affected the price of patented drugs in developing countries.

One of the most contentious issues in the debate surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) relates to the agreement’s implications for drug prices, particularly in developing countries. The […]

Student Experience: Big Data and the IDB

The Development Management consultancy experience gives students the opportunity to work with organisations in the real-world and on hot topics that have the potential to influence policy. As William Guicheney, Hope Kyarisiima, Louisa Tomar and Tinashe Zimani explain, their experience with the Inter-American Development Bank forced them to think less academically, and more practically.

The Development Management consultancy experience with the Inter-American […]