IDD, University of Birmingham: Event, Publications & News – May
- On Weds 26th May (12.30pm-2pm) Dr Rebecca Gordon (IDD) will discuss the joint project by the Development Leadership Programme (DLP) and Westminster Foundation of Democracy (WFD): “How can MPs support inclusive change?” Register here to attend.
- On Weds 16th June (4pm-5.30pm) IDD PGRs are organising a panel on: ‘Conceptual and Practical Challenges in Contemporary Environmental Conservation’. Register here to attend.
Jasmine Burnley contributed case study on ‘Absent Citizenship: A Case Study of the Rohingya‘ in the European University Institutes’ Working Paper: Revocation of Citizenship: The New Policies of Conditional Membership, Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies, GLOBALCIT.
Nic Cheeseman published a new article in the Journal of Democracy on the prospects for democratisation in Tanzania, summarised in this blog.
Sian Herbert authored ‘Donor support to electoral cycles’, 2021, a K4D Helpdesk Report, Brighton, UK: IDS.
Sian Herbert & Heather Marquette published a ‘COVID-19, governance, and conflict: emerging impacts and future evidence needs. K4D Emerging Issues Report 34’, 2021, Brighton, UK: IDS.
Rebecca Gordon and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy published a report on ‘Women’s political careers: where do leaders come from?’which focused on what factors and policies support and hinder women’s decision and ability to become political leaders.
Iffat Idris published three K4D Helpdesk Reports on: ‘Promotion of freedom of religion or belief’; ‘LGBT rights and inclusion in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)’; and ‘Areas and population groups in Pakistan most exposed to combined effects of climate change, food insecurity and COVID-19’ Brighton, UK: IDS.
Alina Rocha Menocal contributed two chapter to the Edward Elgar ‘Research Handbook on Democracy and Development’, edited by Gordon Crawford and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai: Chapter 3 on “Democracy and development: moving beyond the conundrum” and Chapter 21 on “Why inequality is democracy’s catch-22”.
- Danielle Beswick presented the findings of an ESRC IAA funded project on ‘Improving Academic Engagement with UK Legislatures’ at a meeting of the Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). The research report, co-authored with Dr Marc Geddes, is available here.
- Nic Cheeseman was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for his new research project on: Re-thinking African Politics: Ideology, Political Thought and the Power of Ideas.
- On the 23 March, Nic Cheeseman chaired and Heather Marquette spoke at the University of Birmingham’s ‘Opportunities and challenges for an integrated foreign and development policy’ event with Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP (Former Secretary of State for International Development), Sam Nadel (Oxfam), Dr Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou (ODI), Lord Ricketts (FCO). A recording of the event is available here.
- Laurence Cooley wrote an article for UOB’s College of Social Science (CoSS) blog: ‘Could a Census Campaign Help to Reverse Brexit? Don’t Count on It’
- Laurence Cooley wrote a piece for the Northern Slant: ‘What Will – and Won’t – the 2021 Census Tell Us about Northern Ireland’s Future?’
- Laurence Cooley’s recent BJPIR article ‘Census politics in Northern Ireland from the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit: Beyond the “sectarian headcount”?’ was covered in the Express
- Niheer Dasandi’s work (with Hilary Graham, Pete Lampard and Slava Jankin Mikhaylov) on the international politics of climate change and health was covered in an article on climatetracker.org entitled, ‘climate mitigation policies worldwide often do not address health impacts, study finds’
- Rebecca Gordon contributed to the Voice of Islam radio programme on ‘Democracy and Covid-19’ speaking about DLP’s report on ‘Legislative Leadership in the time of COVID-19’.
- Rebecca Gordon published a DLP blog based on findings from her latest Westminster Foundation for Democracy research report. The blog explores the importance of women’s political leadership and puts forward five recommendations for effectively supporting women’s entry into political leadership.
- Sian Herbert and Heather Marquette (2021) wrote a blog for Oxfam on ‘What is COVID-19 telling us about leadership?’
- Paul Jackson was part of a panel for the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration that looks at SDG16 on ‘Building strong institutions for sustainable development in conflict-affected countries’. A copy of the related report can be found here.
- Sheba Tejani was part of the John Hopkins SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference: Resilience in Rebuilding: Claiming a More Equitable Future and gave at talk on Gender and Covid-19: Workers in Global Value Chains at the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute.
- Sanne Weber and colleagues have produced a short video to explain their ENGAGE Guidelines on International Gender Based Violence Research which outline strategies to overcome the risks of conducting research with survivors of gender-based violence in Low and Middle Income Countries, specifically focusing on the benefits of participatory and creative approaches to research.