Effective States and Inclusive Development

WATCH – Benjamin Chemouni on pockets of effectiveness in Rwanda

7 August 2018 Watch our ESID researcher in Rwanda, Dr Benjamin Chemouni, on his new research into pockets of effectiveness

Call for abstracts for two day workshop and journal special issue

24th  July 2018 Rethinking Social Justice and the Public Realm: What can Relational Approaches Offer? We are calling for abstracts for an exciting two day workshop on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of November at The University of Manchester. The aim is that the workshop will result in o

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Read the working paper on this research here.

New journal article on the politics of Ghana’s oil

17th July 2018 A new open access article by ESID researchers Giles Mohan, Kojo Asante and Abdul Gafaru Abdulai has just been published in New Political Economy. Ghana’s status as a new oil producer raises questions about the developmental effects of resources, and the role of politica

New open access article in Development and Change – The decline of gangsters and the politicisation of violence in urban Bangladesh

4 July 2018 Dr David Jackman’s innovative research on the organisation of violence in Bangladesh has been published in Development and Change. Dr Jackman conducted his ethnographic research from a large marketplace in the centre of Dhaka, pictured below, examining the rise and f

WATCH – Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya’s reflections on the DSA Conference

2 July 2018 ESID researchers Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya presented a fascinating paper on the political economy of spatial inequalities in Ghana and Uganda at this year’s DSA Conference. Here they share their DSA highlights:

New book Governing Extractive Industries is available for open access!

2 July 2018   Last week we launched a new book, Governing Extractive Industries, at the DSA Conference and now it’s free to access here. By Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn – Uses Latin America

New books launching at DSA

28 June 2018 Today we’re excited to be launching two new ESID books at the DSA Conference: Governing Extractive Industries, which is open access from tomorrow; and The Politics of Education in Developing Countries. The launch event is at DSA,  3.30 – 4.00 in the Exhibition

DSA Conference Panel – Studying spatial inequalities through critical political junctures

25 June 2018 Vasudha Chhotray and Anindita Adhikari This week we are excited to bring together a panel of new empirical work on subnational spatial inequalities for the Development Studies Association Conference in Manchester. The uneven nature of development outcomes and the persiste

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference at the Renold Building, University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies