Jean-Paul Faguet

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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Four – The student point of view

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Four – The student point of view

LSE International Development students have their say on “The Great Lecture Notes Debate”:

Xu Gong – MSc in Development Studies.

For me, pre-circulated notes may reduce my motivation to finish all required readings before lectures. I took history classes at the LSE when I was an undergraduate, notes were always posted on Moodle before lectures. I sometimes skipped readings after […]

November 26th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|1 Comment|
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

Continuing with our blog series “The Great Lecture Notes Debate” we hear from LSE International Development lecturers on why they think it’s a good idea

Teddy Brett – Professor of International Development
I think that a strong case can be made for pre-circulating lecture notes, and have done so whenever I have completed them in time to do so. I am aware […]

November 25th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|
  • Professor James Putzel teaching students from the Department of international Development in the Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, students are once again requesting that lecture notes be circulated in advance, something I have always resisted. Here is an attempt to explain (not least to myself) why I find this objectionable.

What exactly do you have when you have ‘the lecture notes’?
I must admit to a feeling of mystery about why students want […]

November 19th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|2 Comments|

The Great Lecture Notes Debate

In our latest blog series International Development Professor Jean-Paul Faguet wants to know your thoughts on the subject of “Should lecture notes be circulated in advance?”
Every year my MSc Development Management students ask for lecture notes to be circulated in advance. Every year I decline, waving my hands and invoking vague dangers.
This year’s group – a particularly energetic bunch – […]

November 18th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|3 Comments|

Colombia After the Conflict? – Jean-Paul Faguet

Colombia is not a “typical” Latin American country. It diverges from common views of the region in ways that are interesting and important. It has a deep democratic vocation, lacking the coups and dictatorships common elsewhere. Its one military coup was peaceful and initially enjoyed broad support from the political establishment.

(Originally published in The Cipher Brief.)

Colombia has an enviable […]

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    Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

I’m currently visiting Bolivia for the LACEA 2015 conference, and also giving a series of lectures in La Paz and Santa Cruz associated with my new book. I first lived here in the mid-1990s, and got to know the country well. Bolivia is transformed since then; the changes are breathtaking. The country is vastly richer, its political establishment has been […]

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    Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

  • Robert Wade Francesco Caselli Debate, 2015
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    Industrial Policy for Development? Causes, Mechanisms and Consequences of Industrial Policy Across the World

Industrial Policy for Development? Causes, Mechanisms and Consequences of Industrial Policy Across the World

Dr Silvia Masiero, Research Fellow in the Department of International Development, writes on the 2015 Development Debate featuring Professor Robert Wade and Professor Francesco Caselli. This year’s Development Debate, titled ‘Industrial Policy for Development?’, featured two world-class experts on industrial policy and development, plus a room overflowing with enthusiastic students and penetrating questions. Prof. Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy […]

March 23rd, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Jean-Paul Faguet: Does decentralization strengthen or weaken democracy? Authority and social learning in a supple state

Jean-Paul Faguet: Does decentralization strengthen or weaken democracy? Authority and social learning in a supple state

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet has been invited to present a new paper;

“Does decentralization strengthen or weaken democracy? Authority and social learning in a supple state”,

at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg conference on “The Consequences of Multilevel Governance” in Delmenhorst, Germany this weekend.

Jean-Paul Faguet interviewed by FAO

Jean-Paul Faguet, Professor of the Political Economy of Development in the LSE Dept. of International Development has been interviewed by FAO’s Spanish-language website. Read it in full here. “Es notable que los países que más inversión extranjera atraen, tienden a ser federales y no unitarios” En nuestra sección Opiniones Territoriales, conversamos con Jean-Paul Faguet, director del Programa de Gestión del Desarrollo […]