Publications

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 […]

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    Student Experience: Development Management consultancy project presents report to leaders in the field

Student Experience: Development Management consultancy project presents report to leaders in the field

A small team of students from the MSc Development Management 2015/2016 course presented a successful report last week in collaboration with Charities Aid Foundation at the pre-launch event for their research. Silky Agrawal, Brooks Reed, and Riya Saxena share their experiences:

This past year we had the opportunity to participate in the consultancy project as part of the MSc Development […]

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 […]

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    The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title – Africa at LSE

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog Alice Evans reviews two books and raises some questions.
The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Teichman. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence. Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.

The age of ‘best […]

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    Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Just been browsing through a brilliant new Oxfam guide to humanitarian campaigning. A treasure trove of 110 pages crammed full of wisdom, experience and 32 case studies on everything from addressing tribal conflicts in Pakistan to gender responsive work with Syrian refugees to influencing Australia’s humanitarian policy.

And no sign of an executive summary. Sigh. To be fair, it would […]

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    Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

In recent articles, Tim Dyson, Professor of Population Studies, explores the relationship between progress through the demographic transition and political advance.
The first article, titled ‘On Demographic and Democratic Transitions’, appears in Population and Development Review 38 (Supp.) and is available open access. It deals with the development of democracy in Europe between around 1890 and 1930. The second article, […]

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    Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

In his latest article Dr Elliott Green looks at the role of “Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda”. Below is a summary of the article, the full text can be found in the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change
The role of precolonial history on contemporary development has become an important field of study within development economics. In particular […]

Book Review: The Economics of Poverty by Martin Ravallion

In a post for From Poverty to Power, Oxfam inequality number cruncher Deborah Hardoon reviews The Economics of Poverty by Martin Ravallion. 

It’s hard to think of a better placed individual than Martin Ravallion to have written this book. Not only has he spent over 30 years working on poverty, including 24 years at the World Bank, but in 1990 it […]