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Consolidating power and shifting coalitions in Bangladesh
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Cities and dominance: urban strategies and struggles in authoritarian transitions
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Humanitarian Search and Rescue Interventions
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Environmental ethics of indigenous people in the Amazon region
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Mobility, temporality, and Africa’s future politics
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Politics of victimhood: compensation for war victims in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Global soldiers in the Cold War: making Southern Africa’s liberation armies
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Colonial biomedical infrastructures and the interpenetration of biomedical knowledge in northwest...
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‘Doing politics’: exploring the professionalisation of politics in India
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Lennart Bolliger
Research Student
Maxim Bolt
Associate Professor of Development Studies
Theodor Borrmann
Research Student
Francesco Bosso
Research Student
Lise Cazzoli
Research Student
Arnold Chamunogwa
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Mihika Chatterjee
Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies
Simukai Chigudu
Associate Professor of African Politics
Carmen Contreras Romero
Research Student

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12 Aug, 2020
Initial findings from Young Lives at Work’s Phone Survey now published
16 Jul, 2020
Progress against multidimensional poverty at risk, 2020 global MPI shows
16 Jul, 2020
Progress against multidimensional poverty at risk, 2020 global MPI shows
16 Jul, 2020
Progress against multidimensional poverty at risk, 2020 global MPI shows
16 Jul, 2020
Progress against multidimensional poverty at risk, 2020 global MPI shows
16 Jul, 2020
Progress against multidimensional poverty at risk, 2020 global MPI shows
08 Jul, 2020
New article by Geoff Goodwin examines relationship between land markets and indigenous peoples in Ecuador
08 Jul, 2020
New article by Nikita Sud explores 'unfixity' of land in Indian SEZ
08 Mar, 2020
Annette Idler book features in International Affairs Top Ten

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24 Jul, 2020
'COVID-19: an existential threat for Indigenous peoples of the Amazon'. Our DPhil Theodor Borrmann writes for PreventionWeb about the devastating impact of the pandemic in the Amazon basin, where it has amplified structural problems and is threatening to destroy whole peoples and communities.
22 Jul, 2020
'Covid-19 has throttled South Africa’s economy'. The Economist highlights research co-authored by DPhil Rocco Zizzamia on the impact of the pandemic on employment and poverty in South Africa
20 Jul, 2020
'COVID-19, Lockdowns, and Africa’s Informal Sector: Lessons from Ghana'. Elvis Avenyo and colleagues explore how the lockdown might affect the performance of informal enterprises in two urban areas of Ghana in a new UNU Merit Working Paper
08 Jul, 2020
'Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress'. DPhil Humaira Hansrod writes for the Conversation
23 Jun, 2020
'Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe writes for the Conversation
19 Jun, 2020
'Hitting the Brakes: Rise in COVID-19 cases in India forces more lockdowns'. Nikita Sud is interviewed by TRT World on the economic implications of Covid for India as it goes in and out of cycles of lockdown.
19 Jun, 2020
'Making home on the move'. DPhil Shivangi Kaushik writes about 'fictive kinships' and why some internal migrants in India might have elected not to return 'home' during the pandemic
17 Jun, 2020
'Why It's Necessary to Believe "All Is Well" in India's Border Clash With China'. Nikita Sud writes for the Wire on territory as a 'technology of rule', and what that lens tells us about the ongoing border clash between China and India in the Himalayas
08 Jun, 2020
'Rethinking land for the 21st century'. Nikita Sud writes for Mongabay about the way in which land is intertwined with the human trajectory, and how powers of access to land come from social, political or other kinds of dominance.

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