COVID-19

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

On Friday 9 October, Professor Jayati Ghosh delivered an online lecture on “The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response”, the first for the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Read more about what our […]

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    Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and rising injustices, LSE Alum, Vrinda Chopra proposes a lateral concept of social innovation through an approach based on ideas of unlearning, relearning and shared learning to deepen justice and solidarity in our development paradigms.

The moral dilemmas involved in the plight marginalized population groups as countries went into lockdown in response to COVID-19 ignited […]

Redefining power and influence in the post Covid-19 world

Incoming International Development PhD candidate, Ritika Arora argues that the metrics which measure how a country responds to threats of various kinds, should hold greater value in evaluating a country’s position of power, vis-à-vis their ability to attack and defend in traditional warfare, or their GDP. 

I recently found myself in conversation with a colleague about the inevitable shift in perceptions of power underpinning the international political economy, following the surge of COVID-19. Whilst […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor in Practice Duncan Green | Critical junctures and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor in Practice Duncan Green | Critical junctures and Covid-19

In this episode, tables turn and Professor Jean-Paul Faguet Zooms In with Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, to find out what he has been up to in lockdown and how his research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Green tells us how his background in physics helps him understand structures of power between citizens and the state, and explains […]

Will Patents stop Covid drugs from saving lives?

Professor Kenneth Shadlen questions whether patents and the global race to develop vaccines and treatments for Covid-19 will hinder access to the products it generates. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a global race of public- and private-led research to develop vaccines and treatments. Will patents hinder access to the products it generates?

My summary? With regard to treatments (the dynamics around vaccines may […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor Naila Kabeer | Social protection and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor Naila Kabeer | Social protection and 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 fifth Zooming In episode is with social economist, Professor Naila Kabeer who tells us how an interdisciplinary approach to economics helps her find answers to social problems, and why social protection could be a […]

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    Zooming In With: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet | Decentralisation, health systems and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet | Decentralisation, health systems and 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 fourth Zooming In episode is with Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, who looks at examples of decentralised and centralised states around the world and compares the varying degrees of success they have had in dealing with […]

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    Zooming In With: Dr Sohini Kar | Economic Anthropology, microfinance in India and Covid-19

Zooming In With: Dr Sohini Kar | Economic Anthropology, microfinance in India and 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 third Zooming In episode is with Economic Anthropologist and Assistant Professor in International Development, Dr Sohini Kar, who tells us how Economic Anthropology helped her understand how microfinance institutions capitalise on the poor in […]

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    What resource-dependent countries may learn from athletes in order to diversify their economies

What resource-dependent countries may learn from athletes in order to diversify their economies

What do Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams, LeBron James and Michael Jordan have in common, besides a successful sports career? How can their experience inform diversification policy in resource-dependent countries, especially in the current context of depressed oil prices? In this blog post, Ali Al-Saffar, Assia Elgouacem, and Amir Lebdioui show that the transition of athletes to different activities after […]

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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 […]