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  • SmartPhone Users. Image Credit: Esther Vargas [https://www.flickr.com/photos/esthervargasc/9657863733/]
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    Is texting / Tweeting in lectures good for learning, or just a needless distraction?

Is texting / Tweeting in lectures good for learning, or just a needless distraction?

Mobile phones in class: useful, or just a nuisance?

A recent study by Jeffrey Kuznekoff in Communication Education argues that the use of mobile phones in class may actually be beneficial to learning – if students stay on topic, that is.

“Having the student bring their own device and use [it] in a meaningful way that connects to the content […]

Introducing the MSc African Development – Cathy Boone

Our final introductory video features the newest course offered by the Department – the MSc in African Development. Are you currently a student on this programme? Perhaps you’ve taken the core units – African Political Economy or African Development? Would you recommend this to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

  • Stuart Gordon, International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies
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    Introducing the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies – Stuart Gordon

Introducing the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies – Stuart Gordon

Next in line of our new introductory videos is the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. Are you a past or present MSc IDHE student? Have you enjoyed the course? Would you recommend it to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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    Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Studies – James Putzel

Throughout the next week, we’re going to share some new introductory videos for the four MSc courses. Today, we start with Development Studies. Are you a past or present MSc Development Studies student? Have you enjoyed the course? Would you recommend it to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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    Mary Kaldor: Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention

Mary Kaldor: Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention

Professor Mary Kaldor will give a lecture on Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention as part of a joint public lecture series on Global Interventions held by the interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies and the Conflict Research Group of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University.

All lectures take place at Ghent University. The lectures are in English.

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Tim Forsyth: Ecological Functions and Functionings

Professor Tim Forsyth’s article “Ecological Functions and Functionings: Towards a Senian Analysis of Ecosystem Services” has been published in the latest issue of Development and Change.

Read the full article here.

Abstract: Ecosystem services are part of a growing trend within environment and development to analyse environmental change within the context of socially valued outcomes. Yet, ecosystem services-based policies and analyses are increasingly […]

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    Teddy Brett: Failed Markets, Failed States and the Global Recession: Responding to the Financial Crisis

Teddy Brett: Failed Markets, Failed States and the Global Recession: Responding to the Financial Crisis

“… the world economy has rarely been in better shape than it is today. [We have] yet again revised upwards expectations for global growth . . . growth in the United States remains rapid . . . there are signs of an upturn in those parts of Western Europe … where growth has been sluggish  … The global economy appears to be more […]

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    Danny Quah: The simple arithmetic of China’s growth slowdown

Danny Quah: The simple arithmetic of China’s growth slowdown

This first appeared in Brookings Future Development, 18 February 2015, as “The Simple Arithmetic of China’s Growth Slowdown”
What does China’s growth slowdown mean to you?
I ask here not about the New World Order, global power shifts, or whether the United States retains its position as a global hegemon. Nor do I mean the impact on the world economy, a colossal […]

Robert Wade: Rethinking the Ukraine Crisis

The prevailing interpretation of the Ukraine crisis in the West says that Russia – specifically president Putin – started it and controls most of the military forces fighting the Ukrainian army. Martin Wolf of The Financial Times, for example, claims that Russia started it because its leaders fear having a stable, prosperous and West-leaning democracy on their doorstep, and […]