Effective States and Inclusive Development

Conference 2019

International Conference  From Politics to Power? Rethinking the politics of development


 

We are delighted to announce an international conference convened by the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID), at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester:

From Politics to Power? Rethinking the politics of development

9 – 11 September 2019 
Manchester, UK

Confirmed Plenary Speakers to date include world leading experts Anne Marie Goetz (New York), Merilee Grindle (Harvard), Lant Pritchett (Harvard), James Robinson (Chicago),  Prerna Singh (Brown), E. Gyimah-Boadi (Afrobarometer, Ghana)

Speakers to be confirmed are: Pratap Mehta (Ashoka), Dan Slater (Michigan) 

This international conference will both showcase the findings of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID), which has been researching the politics of state capacity and elite commitment to development since 2011, and place its findings into conversation with the much broader range of research into the politics of development.

We intend to run a limited range of parallel sessions and are particularly keen to attract weighty contributions (e.g. comparative work, syntheses of collaborative research efforts) that offer significant opportunities for broader learning. We welcome abstract submissions from policy actors as well as academic researchers, and papers that address issues of development policy and practice as well as development theory.

Call for papers – deadline 15 March 2019

Please click here for details on conference themes and how to submit a proposal.