IDD, University of Birmingham: February news
• Bizuneh Yimenu published an article on ‘Measuring and Explaining de facto Regional Policy Autonomy Variation in a Constitutionally Symmetrical Federation: The Case of Ethiopia, 1995–2020’. The Journal of Federalism.
• Scott, Emily K published a book chapter on “The political economy of local aid: a new research agenda”. In ed. David Deese A Research Agenda for International Political Economy: New Directions and Promising Paths. Edward Elgar Publishing.
• Niheer Dasandi and David Hudson published an article (with Hilary Graham, Slava Jankin, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson and Nick Watts), ‘Positive, global, and health or environment framing bolsters public support for climate policies’, Communications Earth & Environment
• Niheer Dasandi published an article (with Marina Romanello et al.) ‘The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels’, The Lancet.
• Niheer Dasandi published an article (with Kim van Daalen et al.) ‘The 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: towards a climate resilient future’, The Lancet Public Health.
• Jonathan Fisher published an article (with Stephanie Cawood) “It should be a constant reminder”: Space, meaning and power in post-liberation Africa”, Political Geography (Nov 2022)
• Emeka Thaddues Njoku published an article on ‘Strategic exclusion, co-option and containment: towards an integrative theory of state-CSOs relations’, Critical Studies on Terrorism.
• Kailing Xie published a book chapter (with Chang Liu) on “The ‘Birth’ of a Modern Nation: A Brief History of Women’s Access to Abortion in China” in In ed. Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq Debates Around Abortion in the Global North Europe, North America, Russia and Asia. Routledge. (Dec 2022).
Blogs and project news
• Willem van Eekelen (with Emeka Thaddues Njoku) published the review on “The UK’s approaches to peacebuilding” by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)” on the 9th December.
• Danielle Beswick appeared as an expert witness for a Scottish Parliament citizen panel on public engagement with parliament on the 30th October.
• Bizuneh Yimenu was invited on Aljazeera TV to give experts comment and analysis regarding Ethiopia’s conflict and the peace deal recently signed between the federal government of Ethiopia and the Tigray rebels.
• Kailing Xie was interviewed by South China Morning Post in an article commenting on ‘What the TV hit Sisters Who Make Waves says about women’s equality in China’.
• Adrian Campbell given a visiting lecture on ‘Rethinking collaboration and partnership: a public policy perspective’ at the Department of Public Administration, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia.
• Emeka Thaddues Njoku published an article on ‘Unequal power relations driven by poverty fuel sexual violence in Lake Chad region’ in the Conversation.
• Jonathan Fisher presented his new book African Peacekeeping (co-authored with Nina Wilen) at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa in October and at SOAS and the University of Bradford in November.
• Danielle Beswick delivered training for UK Parliament select committee staff on public engagement and taking evidence on ‘lived experience’ on 22 November. This was part of a new Effective Scrutiny Programme aimed at improving how committees seek to hold government accountable.
• Danielle Beswick presented her research at an online webinar on ‘Getting to good: Academic engagement with legislatures.’ on 9 November. This was part of a series of events organised by UUK and funded by Research England aimed at helping University professionals to support and implement the Knowledge Exchange Concordat. Her webinar explored the variety in ‘good’ knowledge engagement and discussed some of the approaches, tools and services which can help to deliver ‘good’ in different contexts. You can catch up on the webinar outputs here.
• Kailing Xie was invited to join the podcast discussion on ‘Separation of marriage and childbirth, a solution to women’s dilemma?’ (In Chinese).