ID LSE News, Events & Publications – November 2021
Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Development
The Department of International Development is hiring for an Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Development (Development Management). The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). Interviews will be conducted in early 2022.
LSE responds to the fall of the Afghan state
The LSE ID Community has been closely following the collapse of the Afghanistan government. Our community has responded in the following ways:
- After the Fall blog series: With contributions from Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, Dr Kate Meagher, Dr Rajesh Venugopal, Dr Florian Weigand, Aoife McCullough and a guest post from John O’Callaghan (KCL).
- The implosion of the Afghan State: A panel discussion on what the collapse means for Afghan people, especially women. The panel included Antonio Giustozzi, Deniz Kandiyotti, Pashtana Durrani and Dr. Orzala Nemat.
- Undoing of Aid cuts: Kevin Watkins writes for the Guardian in a piece about the threat of the Taliban to 20 years of progress funded by aid.
- Taliban and education: Kevin Watkins also wrote a piece for the Financial Times in which he encourages Western Governments to engage in dialogue with the Taliban about Afghan childrens’ education.
- Digital data in the wring hands: Emrys Schoemaker writes for the Guardian in a piece about the misuse of digital ID systems by the Taliban.
Ernestina Coast on safe abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa
LSE Research for the World published an article about Professor Ernestina Coast’s research and film work on barriers to contraception and safe abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Coast’s research team is working with social media organisations to maximise the audience for the three animations, including low-bandwidth versions that can be shared on WhatsApp. The team has received a Changing Policy and Practice Award from the Medical Research Foundation to increase their impact. One of the short animated films, Mwansa’s Story, was also one of a handful of films shortlisted for a prize at the WHO Health for All Film Festival.
Cutting Edge Issues Podcast Series
You can now listen to the latest Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice lectures via all major streaming platforms.
You can listen to the following recent event podcasts:
- The Implosion of the Afghan State: What next for women and the nation? Panel on Afghanistan with Antonio Giustozzi, Deniz Kandiyotti, Pashtana Durrani and Dr. Orzala Nemat
- The Political Economy of Parasite with Dr Ha-Joon Chang and Professor Francisco H G Ferreira
- Why the rich stay rich (no matter what) with Dr Gabriel Palma and Professor Branko Milanovic
- What’s Wrong With Aid? with Clare Short and Professor James Putzel
Gillian Tett on how Anthropology can offer richer analysis for economists
On Thursday 7 October the Department of International Development and Department of Anthropology hosted an event with Gillian Tett and Deborah Rowland on ‘More than money? How Anthropology can offer richer analysis for economists’. The event was chaired by ID’s Professor Robert Wade. You can listen to the podcast recording of the lecture here.
Madon, Shirin and Schoemaker, Emrys (2021) Digital identity as a platform for improving refugee management. Information Systems Journal, 31 (6). 929 – 953. ISSN 1350-1917
Hochstetler, Kathryn (2021) Climate institutions in Brazil: three decades of building and dismantling climate capacity. Environmental Politics, 30 (sup1). 49 – 70. ISSN 0964-4016
Forsyth, Tim and Springate-Baginski, Oliver (2021) Are landscape approaches possible under authoritarianism? Multi-stakeholder governance and social transformation in Myanmar. Environmental Science and Policy, 124. 359 – 369. ISSN 1462-9011
Leonardi, Cherry, Storer, Elizabeth and Fisher, Jonathan (2021) Geographies of unease: witchcraft and boundary construction in an African borderland. Political Geography, 90. ISSN 0962-6298
Coast, Ernestina, Merci Mwali, Marie, Isimbi, Roberte, Ngabonzima, Ernest, Pereznieto, Paola, Buzby, Serafina, Dutton, Rebecca and Baird, Sarah (2021) If she’s pregnant, then that means that her dreams fade away: exploring experiences of adolescent pregnancy and motherhood in Rwanda. European Journal of Development Research, 33 (5). pp. 1274-1302. ISSN 0957-8811
Moore, Brittany, Van Der Meulen Rodgers, Yana, Coast, Ernestina, Lattof, Samantha R. and Poss, Cheri (2021) History and scientific background on the economics of abortion. PLOS ONE, 16 (9). ISSN 1932-6203
Boone, Catherine, Bado, Brice, Mah Dion, Aristide and Irigo, Zibo (2021) Push, pull, and push-back to land certification: regional dynamics in pilot certification projects in Côte d’Ivoire. Journal of Modern African Studies, 59 (3). 247 – 272. ISSN 0022-278X
Chiweshe, Malvern, Fetters, Tamara and Coast, Ernestina (2021) Whose bodies are they? Conceptualising reproductive violence against adolescents in Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia. Agenda. ISSN 1013-0950 Item availability may be restricted.
Forsyth, Tim (2021) Time to change? Technologies of futuring and transformative change in Nepal’s climate change policy. Globalizations, 18 (6). 966 – 980. ISSN 1474-7731
Howell, Jude, Enjuto Martinez, Regina and Qu, Yuanyuan (2021) Technologies of authoritarian statecraft in welfare provision: contracting services to social organizations. Development and Change. ISSN 0012-155X
Hanrieder, Tine (2021) Die Sorge um die Sorgewirtschaft im Globalen Britannien. Merkur – Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken, 75 (867). 67 – 74. ISSN 0026-0096