IDD, University of Birmingham: October news
- Niheer Dasandi (with Neil Mitchell) published an article, ‘Loyalty or Accountability? Public Attitudes to Holding Soldiers Accountable for the Murder and Abuse of Civilians’, The Journal of Politics.
- Nic Cheeseman (with Caryn Peiffer) published a policy brief, ‘Message misunderstood: Why raising awareness of corruption can backfire’, for the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre that communicates recent cutting-edge research on anti-corruption messaging – including how it can backfire – to a policy audience.
- Claire McLoughlin et al published a DLP research brief, ‘Co-Producing Local Public Goods in Rural Solomon Islands: Evidence from Malaita [available online soon].
Blogs and media
- Petra Alderman published a blog, ‘Branding Authoritarian Nations (download PDF from Drive) about her new book for Democracy Delivered, Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO), Stellenbosch University.
- Petra co-authored a blog with Tim Haughton about the upcoming Slovak election: ‘Will Slovakia Change Direction (Again)? (with Tim Haughton)’, CEDAR blog.
- Sameen Ali published a blog, ‘Oral History, Collaboration and Research on Women Public Sector Workers in Pakistan’, with Professor Sana Haroon (UMass Boston) in the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre’s Pakistan Dialogues series.The blog launches the Women in Public Service in Pakistan oral history archive housed at the Lahore University of Management Sciences Library in Lahore, Pakistan.
- Petra Alderman hosted a podcast episode, ‘Digital repression in Thailand. A conversation with Janjira Somtpoonsiri’, The Nordic Asia Podcast.
- CEDAR’s People, Power, Politics podcast published two new episodes:
- Petra Alderman was quoted in a leading French-language Belgian daily newspaper: ‘Thailand: the return of a former Prime Minister overshadows the appointment of a new one [in French],’ Le Soir, 22 August 2023.
- A blog post co-authored by Tim Haughton and Petra Alderman was extensively quoted in this Financial Times piece: ‘A tug of war in Poland and Slovakia,’ Financial Times, 23 September 2023.
- Sameen Ali was an invited panellist for the Pakistan Local Government Forum’s session on ‘Reforming civil service for effective local governance’ on 25 August 2023, organised by the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre, the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), and the Dehleez campaign.
- Nic Cheeseman gave the Democracy Day Lecture 2023 in the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki on 25 September. During the trip, organised by DemoFinland, a co-operative organisation of all Finnish parliamentary parties, he also briefed the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and a number of other organisations.
Student and PGR News
- Mo Ibrahim fellow, Sharon Baodu, published an article ‘Ghana and Air Pollution: A Ticking Time Bomb’, Modern Ghana.
- Ellen Bomasang presented a paper, ‘Engaging Men as Allies in the Energy Sector’, International New Energy Summit 2023, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 29 September 2023.
- Ellen Bomasang presented a paper, ‘A Just Energy Transition: The Critical Role of Women’, Women in Clean Energy Conference (organized by the US Embassy in Mongolia), 2 October 2023.
- Krisna Rahmayanti presented a paper, ‘Collaborative disaster response in health services in Indonesia: A case study of the 2018 West Nusa Tenggara Earthquake’, European Group for Public Administration Conference, Zagreb.
The IDD Guest Seminar Series is delighted to announce the following events:
- ‘Ethnic parties in a democratising Africa’ with Professor Lise Rakner (Department of Government, University of Bergen) and Professor Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University), Wednesday 11 October 2023 (15:30-17:00), G11 Alan Walters Building.
- ‘Who Persists? Explaining the Pursuit of Social Welfare Benefits in Brazil’ with Professor Matthew S Winters (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Tuesday 14 November 2023 (13:00-14:30), 429 Muirhead Tower.
- Book Talk: Factional-Ideological Conflicts in Chinese Politics To the Left or to the Right? with Dr Olivia Cheung (SOAS China Institute), Tuesday 21 November 2023 (13:00-14:30), 429 Muirhead Tower.
- The Bitter and the Sweet: managerial perceptions of the wellbeing of Ethiopian female apparel and horticultural workers, with Dr Elsje Fourie (Maastricht), Tuesday 28 November 2023 (14:00-15:30), 420 Muirhead Tower