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    Research

    Around 80 per cent of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the UK government's most recent nationwide assessment.

    Research

    Our work engages with some of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: from security and global governance, to migration and human rights; from poverty and inequality to technological innovation and enterprise; from children and youth to urban transformation.

    Our approach is unique because we address the structural roots of poverty and power on the one hand, and the international as well as the national dimensions of development on the other. We value field experience, primary data collection, comparative research, novel methodologies and innovative theory and analysis.

    Our research is clustered around four major thematic areas, which are in turn embedded in, and illuminated by, the study of specific regions of the developing world. You can find out more about our research themes and regions using the links to the left.

    You can also find out about the work of our externally funded research groups and major projects, where a large part of our research activity is carried out, as well as exploring the real-world impact of our findings.

    Alternatively, browse all our research activity below.

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    The Role of Internationalisation on Technological Capability-Upgrading in Developing Countries...
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    Helping job seekers in Ethiopia
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    India’s emerging ‘rurbans’: aspirational yet precarious
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    An ethnography of policy stability, change and subversion in the distribution of asylum responsibi...
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    Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE): women’s economic empowerment and poverty in post-t...
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    The sprawling, speculative city: accumulation and juridical dispossession in Lahore, Pakistan
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    Understanding industrial parks
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    Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights (REF-MIG)
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    The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance
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    Fracturing echo chambers of hate
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    Fracturing echo chambers of hate
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    Trade unions and collective bargaining in urban labour markets: the case of West Bengal
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    Electoral integrity: sub-national India
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    Monitoring Marange: human rights surveillance, the Kimberley Process, and Zimbabwe’s blood diamond...
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    Politics of citizenship and settlement in Ahmedabad in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots in...
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    Negotiating time use: an inter-generational mixed methods approach to household decision-making on...
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