Effective States and Inclusive Development

Building democracy from below in Uganda

4 March 2015 As much ESID research further attests, despite the widespread adoption of democratic institutions and increased economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa, the progress of democratisation and development remains heavily constrained by the persistence of neopatrimonial

Understanding the politics of inequality

23 February 2015 By Sam Hickey, Sophie King and Sarah Hunt History has much to tell us about the politics of inequality, but the moral of the story depends upon the lens through which we choose to interpret its lessons. The recent DLP conference on this theme raised many of the questi

Political settlement dynamics in a limited-access order: The case of Bangladesh

Working paper 23 Download pdf Mirza Hassan Abstract This study explores the dynamics of the elite political settlement in Bangladesh during the last two decades (1991-2012), as well as its impact on economic development and political development, understood here as the process of main

Thinking about the politics of inclusive development: Towards a relational approach

Working paper 1 Download pdf Sam Hickey Abstract Moving beyond the mantra that ‘politics matters’, a range of conceptual approaches have recently emerged within international development thinking that seek to capture the specific ways in which politics shapes development. This paper c