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It's all about inclusion, but how?

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Written by Alina Rocha Menocal on Governance for Development, The World Bank. Inclusion is the new buzzword in international development. From promoting citizen empowerment to fostering pathways out of fragility, it is all about political processes that are more inclusive and representative‎.
Date:
Thursday 7th April 2016

Welcome to the IDD E-newsletter March 2016

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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of IDD's newsletter. We're now about half way into the academic year and the time is flying by! This newsletter shares news from IDD staff, student and alumni, so please do get in touch if there are items you'd like included – we produce these newsletters twice a year (March and October) and the Annual Report during the summer. We wish our ongoing students every success in their remaining module assignments and in undertaking their dissertations.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd March 2016

10th Anniversary Editors' Choice Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

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As the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, we can look back on a selection of nine of the most influential articles published in the journal. This collection, chosen by JISB's Editorial Team, features one article per volume, and is ordered starting from the volume 1 (2007) to volume 9 (2015). Editors Florian P Kühn, and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Blog: 2015 Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation

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Ellie Chowns and Tom Hewitt have been awarded the 2015 Teaching Academy Award in Educational Innovation Enhancement and Innovation in the category of Educational Innovation for their work in Masters-level teaching.
Date:
Thursday 17th March 2016

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International
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Attempts by the UN to broker agreement on a Libyan government of national unity are discussed in a new RFI podcast featuring Alina Rocha Menocal.
Date:
Tuesday 15th March 2016

Five full-fee scholarships for distance learning

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Five full-fee scholarships for the MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) by distance learning
Date:
Monday 14th March 2016

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again
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Written by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert and Rosa Freedman. Haiti has long been described a perennial 'failed state,' a 'basket case' of the Western Hemisphere, where all good development initiatives 'go to die.' Obviously, this semantic severely underplays the international factors in the Haitian failed statebuilding process; but this is to a certain extent beyond the point here.
Date:
Wednesday 9th March 2016

Blog: Five years on, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution continues from the ground up

Blog: Five years on, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution continues from the ground up
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Written by Adnan Saif. Tunisians are marking five years since the culmination of their "Jasmine Revolution". Since its longtime authoritarian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced out of office in January 2011, Tunisia has been embarking on a long transition to constitutional democracy – a transition that, although very bumpy at times, has nevertheless led to two successful multi-party elections and a new constitution.
Date:
Friday 19th February 2016

Can the meek professor or 'Mr Clean' save the Central African Republic?

Can the meek professor or 'Mr Clean' save the Central African Republic?
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. One of the world's poorest and most unstable countries is in the midst of a remarkably hopeful election campaign.
Date:
Tuesday 9th February 2016

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Elites, peasants and soldiers: The war for national identity in the Angolan Central Highlands

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Elites, peasants and soldiers: The war for national identity in the Angolan Central Highlands
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Speaker: Dr Justin Pearce, University of Cambridge.
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016

New article on political economy analysis and ownership

New article on political economy analysis and ownership
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A new Development in Practice article by IDD's Jonathan Fisher and Heather Marquette discusses the tensions between development agencies' focus on donor-centric political economy analysis and their interest in fostering partner countries' ownership of development agendas.
Date:
Thursday 7th January 2016

Making sense of urban poverty

Making sense of urban poverty
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Dr Philip Amis' 1995 paper 'Making sense of urban poverty' is highlighted as the most read article in the Urbanisation and Development journal over the last 25 years.
Date:
Thursday 7th January 2016

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Burundian army's identity crisis: From post-conflict to peacekeeping army and back again

IDD Guest seminar podcast: The Burundian army's identity crisis: From post-conflict to peacekeeping army and back again
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Speaker: Dr Nina Wilén (Université libre de Bruxelles).
Date:
Thursday 17th December 2015

Pre-Masters in International Development and Relations

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The aim of the two-year full-time pre-Masters programme is to provide an entry route into our MA/MSc courses in International Development and Relations for students who do not have the traditional requirements for direct entry to the programme. Find out more about our Pre-Masters in International Development and Relations.
Date:
Wednesday 16th December 2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Symbolic politics, legalism and implementation: The case of the new street vendors law in India

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Symbolic politics, legalism and implementation: The case of the new street vendors law in India
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Speaker: Dr Philip Amis (University of Birmingham).
Date:
Thursday 10th December 2015

Podcast: Arming the Rebels: International Ethics and the Question of Justified Armed Revolt

Podcast: Arming the Rebels: International Ethics and the Question of Justified Armed Revolt
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Speakers: Chris Finlay (POLSIS) and James Pattison (Manchester).
Date:
Monday 30th November 2015

Explainer: what is going on in Mali?

Explainer: what is going on in Mali?
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

Podcast: Russian adventurism under Putin: Lessons from Ukraine and Syria

Podcast: Russian adventurism under Putin: Lessons from Ukraine and Syria
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Speaker: Ambassador Jack Matlock. During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), Jack Matlock served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 until 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983. Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1981.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015

Brokering peace in Nepal

Brokering peace in Nepal
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The Times Higher Education's John Elmes talks to Paul Jackson about the politics scholar's central role during negotiations between the Nepalese government and Maoist rebels.
Date:
Thursday 19th November 2015

Our Voices: "Nuestras Voces": Photographic Exhibition, 19-25 November 2015, Foyer, Muirhead Tower

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The International Development Department is delighted to announce that an exhibition produced through a project led by Juany Murphy will be launched on Thursday 19th November at 5pm. Juany has just completed her MSc in Development Management with IDD and is a Director of the Otra Cosa Network.
Date:
Friday 13th November 2015
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