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Haiti's cholera victims still can't get what they need from the UN

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Written by Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Senior Lecturer, International Development Department and Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development, University of Reading. By not acknowledging what Haitians themselves think they need, the UN is failing to sort out one of its worst ever blunders.
Date:
Thursday 20th April 2017

Old Joe - Rapid Research: Louis Francis Monroy-Santander

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My research focuses on the possibilities of connecting state-building practices with ground reconciliation initiatives in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It critically looks at the spaces for connecting practices of transitional justice with projects for inter-ethnic reconciliation between the three main ethnic groups in the country.
Date:
Wednesday 12th April 2017

South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all

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Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of the continent.
Date:
Monday 10th April 2017

Why South Sudan continues to fall out of favour with its international partners

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Written by Jonathan Fisher, Lecturer in International Development, University of Birmingham. Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It's now backtracked on the decision.
Date:
Monday 10th April 2017

ESRC seminar - Knowledge Conflicts and Conflict Knowledge

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This session explored the issues of epistemology, focusing particularly on how different social and cultural frameworks affect how conflict knowledge is collected and interpreted.
Date:
Monday 27th March 2017

IDD host FCO Africa Study Day

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The International Development Department (IDD) were pleased to host the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)'s Africa Study Day at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Date:
Friday 24th March 2017

IDD newsletter - Spring/Summer 2017

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Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of IDD's e-Newsletter, in a new format.
Date:
Friday 17th March 2017

South Sudan's famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war

South Sudan's famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.
Date:
Thursday 16th March 2017

Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone

Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone
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Written by Professor David Hudson, Birmingham Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development. Western countries are wising up to the fact that you have to deal with how the world is, not how you want it to be.
Date:
Thursday 16th March 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

IDD Guest seminar podcast: From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana
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Speaker: Ellie Gore, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017

Calling for Expression of Interest - Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellowships

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Expressions of interest sought for potential Marie Curie European Fellowship in the governance of renewable natural resources in developing countries, working with Dr Fiona Nunan. Deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 27 April 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 8th March 2017

New British Academy role

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IDD is delighted to announce that Professor Jackson has been appointed Programme Director for 18 months, to oversee the commissioning and work of social science research that contributes towards achieving the SDGs.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New books from IDD staff

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We're pleased to note that two edited books are published by Routledge in February/March by IDD staff: Making Climate Compatible Development Happen by Fiona Nunan (ed.) and Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development Nick Lemay-Hébert and Rosa Freedman (eds.).
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

IDD is delighted to welcome new staff!

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IDD is delighted to welcome six new staff members: Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor David Hudson, Dr Niheer Dasandi, Dr Mary Menton, Dr Susan Dodsworth.and Dr Rosita Armytage.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

New research awards

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IDD has secured four new research awards since the end of 2016 in natural resource governance, corruption, census politics and democracy.
Date:
Monday 27th February 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front
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Speaker: Dr Zoe Marks, University of Edinburgh.
Date:
Wednesday 8th February 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politically Smart Support to Economic Development

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Politically Smart Support to Economic Development
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Speaker: Dr David Booth, Overseas Development Institute.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens

IDD Guest seminar podcast: How Change Happens
Description
What works in achieving progressive change? How do power and systems shape change, and how can you influence them? Duncan Green, Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, discussed the themes of his new book How Change Happens.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Islands of integrity: funding award for IDD corruption research

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IDD research on how to effectively fight corruption has won funding from the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, part of the UK government's £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund.
Date:
Monday 30th January 2017

Professor Cheeseman discusses the prospects for African democracy in 2017

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Birmingham's new Professor of Democracy, Nic Cheeseman, has set out his vision of democracy in Africa in 2017 with the BBC, Washington Post and Royal African Society.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017
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