Effective States and Inclusive Development

The two faces of Development Studies

By Pablo Yanguas 19 September 2016 This year’s Development Studies Association meeting was the biggest that I have attended: a two-and-a-half-day affair chock full of panels, events and conversations which displayed a level of maturity that our community sorely needed. While the

WATCH: James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, on democracy

14 September 2016 James Robinson was the discussant at our panel at the DSA Conference. Here he argues that although democracy is no panacea, understanding political context is messy. We need some simple levers and the average effect of democracy is positive.

WATCH: Alice Evans on what makes a phenomenal session at #DSA2016

Three lessons from APSA on the politics of development

By Pablo Yanguas 6 September 2016 On September 1st I was lucky to participate in a panel summarising ESID‘s core findings at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). After a year working on synthesising key messages from all our projects, we decid

ESID at DSA Conference, 2016

Next week, many of us from the Global Development Institute and ESID will be at the Development Studies Association Conference hosted by the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford. This is a really exciting event for ESID, as the theme this y

APSA2016: Building bridges between ESID and PoliSci

  Pablo Yanguas 19 August 2016     In two weeks I will be storming Philly’s city centre as part of the ESID contingent attending the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. We are finally taking our framework and findings across the pond to have a

Our panel at the DSA Conference – The Politics of Public Sector Transformations

  Pablo Yanguas 16 August 2016     DSA 2016 is upon us, and if you are around Oxford on 12 September you might want to drop by our afternoon panel (2-5:30pm) on The Politics of Public Sector Transformations, which includes seven papers from senior and junior scholars on

David Hulme looks ahead to the DSA conference in September

  David Hulme 16 August 2016     I am just back from Japan – a delightful visit with colleagues in Nagoya and Tokyo. The only cloud, in a very sunny week, was hearing about the scale of public support for a populist, nationalist right-wing party in Japan. Does this soun