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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.

    Browse Research

    Illicit orders in global governance: the institutionalization of authority in territories of limit...
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    The real deal with land deals: consensus building, women's autonomy and individual wellbeing...
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    Breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty? Young people’s education and employment trajector...
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    Bridging the gap between Payments for Environmental Services and Conditional Cash Transfers in the...
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    Mobility and segregation of the indigenous population in Mexico
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    'Times have changed for real': children and youth and social change in central Rwanda...
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    Living with violence: institutions, networks and social processes
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    Financial constraints, development, and migration: the role of social policy and financial develop...
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    UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and (in)Security: addressing sexual violence a...
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    Diplomacy 2.0: framing of countries in times of crisis
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    A multidimensional approach to understanding Chinese HIV civil organisations
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    Seed security and agro-biodiversity in eastern Ethiopia
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    Industrial cluster relocation: intra- and extra-cluster linkages using social network analysis...
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    University-firm technology transfer in Chile: panel data and case study analysis
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    Power and accumulation in food grain markets: a case study of the Pakistani Punjab
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    Landscapes of liberalisation
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