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    Cosmological and Communal Wellbeing in the JSRP’s Research on Justice Provision

Cosmological and Communal Wellbeing in the JSRP’s Research on Justice Provision

In this blog, Tom Kirk and Holly Porter explore the JSRP’s work on how local understandings of justice are often embedded in notions of cosmological and communal wellbeing. Furthermore, they argue that practitioners that do not ground their interventions in these understandings risk creating a gap between their own normative assertions about what justice ought to achieve, and how […]

Justice in the World’s most Difficult Places

Anna Macdonald introduces the JSRP’s newly published Special Issue on the local realities of law and justice. Download the full issue.

How people living in the world’s most difficult places – the poorest, most politically fragile and conflict-affected environments – seek redress, justice and social order is important both for them and for the world as a whole.  Yet we […]

Justice at the Margins: Witches, Poisoners, and Social Accountability in Northern Uganda

Read the new article by Tim Allen and Kyla Reid, ‘Justice at the Margins: Witches, Poisoners, and Social Accountability in Northern Uganda’, in Medical Anthropology here.
Abstract: Recent responses to people alleged to be ‘witches’ or ‘poisoners’ among the Madi of northern Uganda are compared with those of the 1980s. The extreme violence of past incidents is set in the context […]

Tim Allen on the Importance of Fieldwork

In an interview with The Economist’s Prospero blog, JSRP Research Director Tim Allen underlines the crucial role serious fieldwork should play in underpinning international development policy and practice, arguing that: “There are systems of scholarship and discourses of power that are grounded in ignorance”, but ultimately concluding that “it’s possible to change things by bringing evidence from the ground”.

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Governance and post-conflict reconstruction in Northern Uganda

On 07 and 08 November, a conference on governance and post-conflict reconstruction took place in Gulu, hosted by the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS, University of Gulu) and co-organised by the Institute of Development Policy and Management (University of Antwerp) the JSRP partner Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent). Tim Allen and Holly Porter of the Justice […]

Chris Whitty: “Most ‘good ideas’ in development don’t work, and many cause harm.”

We’re using Storify to capture highlights from the JSRP / Asia Foundation Evidence & Power conference at the LSE earlier this month.

For a quick glance at all the wisdom, quips and barbs that came out of our first session, Knowledge Matters: thinking about change, check out the Storify play-by-play here.

 

 

 

 

 

You can read the entire Storify here.

If you were at […]

July 2nd: Evidence & Power Conference at LSE

Can evidence really drive development policy, or do power and politics always trump in the end?  Join experts from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), The Asia Foundation (TAF), ActionAid, the London School of Economics (LSE), Tufts University, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the University of Manchester for a day of debate, discussion and workshops on the evolving […]