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    Vaccine Nationalism: the international community must not turn to this medically self-defeating and economically damaging practice

Vaccine Nationalism: the international community must not turn to this medically self-defeating and economically damaging practice

The international community’s goal of widespread vaccine inoculation is now within reach. However, some states are succumbing to nationalist vaccine policies whilst paying lip service to the need for international cooperation and coordination in the global rollout. MSc student Jenifer Elmslie discusses how Vaccine Nationalism is both medically self-defeating and economically damaging, and explores possible new policy directions.

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

On Friday 12 February Kate Raworth gave an online lecture, ‘Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Kate Raworth theorised the ‘Doughnut’ of social and planetary boundaries, a concept which she has put into practice through the Doughnut Economics Action Lab. She is a Senior Research Associate and lecturer at Oxford […]

Globalisation in 2021

Globalisation is related to the disappearance of national boundaries to establish a single market. This refers to goods and services, capital, as well as labour. The current wave of globalisation started with the end of the Second World War and the establishment of international institutions fostering the decline in trade tariffs, which gained speed in the 1980s and 1990s […]

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    The Global Gag Rule: repealing the policy’s falsities and ramifications across the world

The Global Gag Rule: repealing the policy’s falsities and ramifications across the world

The Global Gag Rule is a U.S. presidential memorandum that restricts foreign NGOs from using non-U.S. funds to talk about, provide, or refer an abortion service. It sets a dangerous precedent and allows U.S. foreign policy to dictate the life and wellbeing of people in the Global South. MSc students, Emma Anderson and Adrian Brillantes-Stepper explore the rule’s falsities and its […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

On Friday 5 February Yuen Yuen Ang gave an online lecture, ‘Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Yuen Yuen Ang is a professor of political science and China scholar at the University of Michigan. Her second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Decolonizing Academia

On Friday 29 January Akosua Adomako Ampofo gave an online lecture, “(Still) Decolonizing Academia? Pain, Trauma, Imagining, Healing & Recovery” as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (UG) and the President of the African Studies Association of Africa. […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order

On Friday 22 January, Ha-Joon Chang gave an online lecture, ‘Building Pro-Developmental Multilateralism – Towards a ‘New’ New International Economic Order’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Ha-Joon Chang is an economist and author who has done advisory work for institutions including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and […]

Where has the world made progress in HIV Policy?

Much progress on HIV has been made – and the science has never been better – but the world lags behind in translating the advancements of science into law and policy. LSE Alum, Renu Singh argues that closing the science-policy gap is key to combatting HIV/AIDS for the purpose of bringing best practices to scale and improving health, and shows […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

On Friday 11 December Danny Quah gave an online lecture, ‘Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Read what Development Studies […]

Reconciling catch-up industrialisation with de-growth

In this article, LSE ID alum Tobias Wuttke argues that a fundamental debate in development studies must be about reconciling catch-up industrialisation with the insights of de-growth and ecological economics. Wuttke builds on his argument from a previous article where he questions the viability of de-growth as a concept in light of the climate crisis. 

It is time to move away from simple claims like […]