Researching the politics of development



David Jackman


Dr David Jackman is a Research Associate at ESID, working on the capital cities and political settlements project, and Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in International Development from the University of Bath in 2017.


David’s research examines the political economy of violence in South Asia, focusing on brokerage, party politics and crime in Bangladesh. His PhD thesis was based on a political ethnography of labourers in a bazaar in Dhaka.


Goodfellow, T. and Jackman, D. (2020). ‘Control the capital: Cities and political dominance‘. ESID Working Paper No. 135. Manchester.
Maitrot, M. and Jackman, D. (2020). ‘The 2018 Bangladeshi election‘. ESID Working Paper 132. Manchester.
Jackman, D. and Maitrot, M. (2019). ‘Managing coercion and striving for dominance in Bangladesh‘. ESID Working Paper 129. Manchester.
Jackman, D. (2019). ‘Dominating Dhaka‘.  ESID Working Paper 127.  Manchester.
Jackman, D. (2019). ‘The threat of student movements in Bangladesh: Injustice, infiltrators and regime change‘.  ESID Working Paper 125.  Manchester.
Jackman, D. (2017). ‘Are ‘the destitute’ destitute? Understanding micro-inequalities through the concept of defiled surpluses’, Environment and Urbanization, 29 (1),  251-266.