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ISSUE 15 - MAY 2019

Potential of clean technologies
Increasing trade in ‘clean’ technologies can foster income growth, job creation, and new green industries in developing countries, according to a new report by the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), the United Nations and Norwegian researchers.

Exploring cognitive justice
Professor Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni of UNISA delivered the Olof Palme Lecture, titled 'The Cognitive Empire: Struggles for Cognitive Justice and Global Peace', on 17 May. You can listen to the podcast on our website now.

DSA keynote on the 'white gaze'
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Robtel Neajai Pailey will give a keynote speech titled ‘De-centring the “White Gaze” of Development' at the annual Development Studies Association conference on 20 June. Find out more here.

Many lives of land
The Many Lives of Land, a GCRF-funded project led by Associate Professor Nikita Sud exploring the multiple ways people relate to land in India, in the context of the ongoing 'land grab', has a new website - featuring publications, events, graphics and more.

RSC conference podcasts
You can now listen to 37 presentations from the Refugee Studies Centre’s ‘Democratizing Displacement’ conference, held in Oxford in March. Listen to the conference sessions on SoundCloud here and here.

Teaching Excellence Award
Departmental Lecturer Dan Hodgkinson has won a University Teaching Excellence Award. Dan was recognised for his outstanding contribution to teaching within ODID, and his commitment to the History and Politics stream of the MPhil in Development Studies.

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A new book co-edited by Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies Adeel Malik uses newly available data to create a detailed picture of the nature, extent and implications of 'crony capitalism' in the Middle East.

Ishac Diwan, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas (2019) Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring, Oxford University Press.

Watch a video and read a write-up of the pre-launch event at The American University in Cairo.

A new collection of articles in the Journal of Global Security Studies introduced by Associate Professor John Gledhill with Jonathan Bright of the Oxford Internet Institute seeks to assess the ‘state of the discipline’ of peace and conflict studies.
The collection brings together six articles exploring the topic.

Read the introduction: John Gledhill and Jonathan Bright (2019) 'Studying Peace and Studying Conflict: Complementary or Competing Projects?', Journal of Global Security Studies 4 (2): 259–66

A new book co-authored by Departmental Lecturer Zaad Mahmood analyses the dynamics of the capital-labour bargaining process in India in the context of the changing nature of the state and market as a result of the adoption of policies of liberalisation and globalisation over the last two and half decades.

Achin Chakraborty, Subhanil Chowdhury, Supurna Banerjee and Zaad Mahmood (2019) Limits of Bargaining: Capital, Labour and the State in Contemporary India, Cambridge University Press.

Victor Beaume (2019) Politics resettled: the case of the Palestinian diaspora in Chile, RSC Working Paper No 128.

Corneliu Bjola, Jennifer Cassidy and Ilan Manor (2019) 'Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age', The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Catherine Briddick (2019) 'Precarious workers and probationary wives: how immigration law discriminates against women' Social and Legal Studies

Joerg Friedrichs (2019) 'Explaining China’s popularity in the Middle East and Africa', Third World Quarterly

Christian Helmers, Manasa Patnam and Pramila Krishnan (2019) 'Attention and saliency on the internet: Evidence from an online recommendation system', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

NSIA and OPHI (2019) Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis. National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

Naohiko Omata (2019) 'Contributors or competitors? Complexity and variability of refugees’ economic "impacts" within a Kenyan host community', Migration Letters

Robtel Neajai Pailey (2019) 'Women, Equality, and Citizenship in Contemporary Africa', in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

Alan Sanchez and Marta Favara (2019) 'Consequences of Teenage Childbearing in Peru. Is the Extended School-day Reform an Effective Policy Instrument to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy?', Young Lives Working Paper No 185#

Frances Stewart (2019) 'The Human Development Approach: An Overview', Oxford Development Studies

Ana Vaz, Sabina Alkire, Agnes Quisumbing and Esha Sraboni (2019) 'Measuring Autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh', OPHI Working Paper No 125

Yi Zhang, Kaihua Chen and Xiaolan Fu (2019) 'Scientific effects of Triple Helix interactions among research institutes, industries and universities', Technovation
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DPhil Deepa Kurup wrote two articles for Al Jazeera English as Indian elections took place, exploring farmer suicides and what they reveal about the structural and policy failures behind the country's deepening agrarian crisis, and the interlinked problems of unemployment and underemployment.
Associate Professor Nikita Sud also commented on the elections, speaking to The Conversation's India Tomorrow podcast series about the results, Narendra Modi's campaigning and what his landslide victory means for India and the BJP.

Ruben Andersson spoke about his new book, No Go World: How Fear is Redrawing our Maps and Infecting our Politics, published by the University of California Press, on BBC Radio4’s Thinking Allowed and in an interview with Times Higher Education.

OPHI co-founder John Hammock wrote about his experience of returning to Canar, in Ecuador, 50 years after first visiting, exploring how the break-up of the hacienda system, the migration of men and the availability of bilingual education have transformed life for many indigenous women.

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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture
Professor Peter Redfield of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will deliver the 2019 Elizabeth Colson Lecture, titled 'A Mobile Milieu: Humanitarian Equipment and the Politics of Need' on Wednesday, 5 June, at the department. Find out more, including how to register, here.

Annual ODS Lecture
Professor James Scott  of Yale University gave the 2019 Oxford Development Studies lecture titled 'In Praise of Floods and Wetland Refuges' on 7 May. Listen to the podcast.

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