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    Conducting transnational participatory research with women during Covid-19 remotely: an impossibility?

Conducting transnational participatory research with women during Covid-19 remotely: an impossibility?

Dr Sonja Marzi, an LSE Fellow in the Department of Methodology, teaches research design and methodology in the Department of International Development. She was recently awarded a prestigious LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund (KEI) grant to co-produce knowledge with migrant women on the gendered right to the city in Medellín, Colombia. Her project and planned travel were disrupted […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor Kathy Hochstetler | Governments and technocrats during Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor Kathy Hochstetler | Governments and technocrats during Covid-19

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green Zooms In with department scholars to find out what they’re up to in lockdown and how their research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. The second Zooming In episode is with incoming Head of Department, Professor Kathy Hochstetler, who uses the case of renewable energy in Brazil and South Africa to shed some light on Governments and […]

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    2015 Nepal earthquake and COVID-19: A comparison of the politics of crisis governance

2015 Nepal earthquake and COVID-19: A comparison of the politics of crisis governance

Nimesh Dhungana argues how the the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal prompted many forms of citizen-centric politics of governance, forms we can witness in the immediate response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Five years ago, on April 25 2015, an earthquake of the of magnitude 7.8Mw (and its subsequent aftershocks) triggered a major humanitarian crisis in Nepal, killing over 8,790 people and injuring over […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor Ken Shadlen | IP, pharmaceuticals and a cure for Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor Ken Shadlen | IP, pharmaceuticals and a cure for Covid-19

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green Zooms In with department scholars to find out what they’re up to in lockdown and how their research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. The first Zooming In episode is with Head of Department, Professor Kenneth Shadlen, who sheds some light on the important role Intellectual Property plays in pharmaceuticals and how this feeds into the search […]

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    The costs of extending drug patent terms on Brazilian health system

The costs of extending drug patent terms on Brazilian health system

Professor Ken Shadlen looks at a recent paper co-written by incoming student in the Department of International Development, Eduardo Mercadante, that looks at the effects that slow patent examination of pharmaceuticals can have on the Brazilian Universal Health System (SUS). 

Patents provide monopolies for 20 years from the date of application. In Brazil, however, a unique provision of the patent law guarantees […]

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    How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

Last in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Emma Simons, Leonie Dudda and Akram Al-Mahyni who took up vlogging as part of their assignment to write an influencing strategy on a topic of their choice. Professor Green introduces us to the three campaigns. 

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Leonie Dudda took on the need for better bike lanes and […]

August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|

“Seaing” a Sustainable Future in the Caribbean

Second in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Jacinta Gomez on her campaign proposal for saving Belize’s beleaguered fisheries. 

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The “Glory Days”. That’s what you’ll hear from fishermen today reminiscing on a time when the abundance of Belize’s Caribbean Sea gave the impression that its limits were non-existent and its bounty inexhaustible. […]

August 1st, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|
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    ‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

Throughout the upcoming week we’ll share top blog posts from this year’s students in Duncan Green’s class on ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ in which students design a campaign strategy for a cause close to their hearts. First up, Monica Moses on the plight of the sewer cleaners of Mumbai.

See more from the Activism students here.

The Indian government has now gained the capacity to […]

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    Bolsonaro’s dismantling in Brazil: a threat for both the environment and the economy

Bolsonaro’s dismantling in Brazil: a threat for both the environment and the economy

MSc Environment and Development candidates, Cristiane Mazzetti and Júlia Bussab Fonseca, pick apart Bolsonaro’s efforts to dismantle environmental policies in Brazil and the impact this has had on the international commodities market. 

Leveraged by a massive popular dissatisfaction with the economic and political crisis in Brazil, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected with the declared intention of recovering the economy. Since the electoral […]

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    Two steps forward, one step back: the ongoing fight for abortion rights

Two steps forward, one step back: the ongoing fight for abortion rights

The 25th May 2019 marks a year since the Republic of Ireland popularly voted to legalise abortion by repealing the Eighth Amendment from the constitution, marking on an ongoing cultural shift in the country. Three Master’s students, Eric Frasco, Eloise O’Carroll and Rachel Speechley, tell us more about the campaign leading up to it.

The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, […]