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Kothari, U., & Arnall, A. (2017). Contestation over an island imaginary landscape: The management and maintenance of touristic natureEnvironment and Planning A.

Gunawong, P. & Gao, P. (2017). Understanding e-government failure in the developing country context: a process-oriented study

Lavers, T. (2017). Land Registration and Gender Equality in Ethiopia: How State–Society Relations Influence the Enforcement of Institutional Change. Journal of Agrarian Change17(1), 188-207. [17(1)]

Zinzani, A. (2017). Beyond Transboundary Water Cooperation: Rescaling Processes and the Hydrosocial Cycle Reconfiguration in the Talas Waterscape (Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan). FMSH (Fondation Maison de Science de l'Homme) Working Papers, (127), 1-24.

Horner, R. (2017). Beyond facilitator? State roles in global value chains and global production networksGeography Compass11(2). 

Woodhouse, P., Veldwisch, G. J., Venot , J-P., Brockington, D., Komakech, H., & Manjichi , Â. (2017). African Farmer-led Irrigation Development: re-framing agricultural policy and investment? Journal of Peasant Studies44(1), 213-233. 

Barrientos, A., & Kudebayeva, A. (2017). A decade of poverty reduction in Kazakhstan 2001-2009: growth and/or redistribution? Journal of International Development.


I. Ali, A. Barrientos, A. Saboor, A. U. Khan, and J. Nelson, 'A Decade of Sub-National Pro-Poor Growth in Pakistan', Social Indicators Research (2016), 1-19.

N. Banks, 'Livelihoods Limitations: The Political Economy of Urban Poverty in Dhaka, Bangladesh', Development and Change, 47 (2016), 266-92.

N. Banks, 'Youth Poverty, Employment and Livelihoods: Social and Economic Implications of Living with Insecurity in Arusha, Tanzania', Environment and Urbanization, 28 (2016), 437-54.

N. Banks, and D. Hulme, 'New Development Alternatives or Business as Usual with a New Face? The Transformative Potential of New Actors and Alliances in Development', in New Actors and Alliances in Development (2016), pp. 181-95.

A. Barrientos, 'Design and Rural Context in Antipoverty Transfers: Implications for Programme Outcomes', Global Food Security (2016).

A. Barrientos, 'Social Assistance in Developing Countries: Growth, Innovations and Challenges', Social Security Research, 23 (2016), 171-83.

A. Barrientos, and E. Amann, 'Is There a Brazilian Development Model? Main Findings from a Research Programme', Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2016), 7-11.

A. Barrientos, and E. Amann, 'Economic and Political Inclusion in Human Development Conditional Income Transfer Programmes in Latin America', Social Policy and Society, 15 (2016), 421-33.

A. Barrientos, Ingrid Woolard, and Dario Debowicz, 'Antipoverty Transfers and Inclusive Growth in Brazil', Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2016), 33-40.

S. Barrientos, 'Beyond Fairtrade: Why Are Chocolate Companies Pursuing Social Sustainability in Cocoa Sourcing?', in The Economics of Chocolate, ed. by M. Squicciarini and J. Swinnen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 213-27.

S. Barrientos, G. Gereffi, and J. Pickles, 'New Dynamics of Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Shifting Terrain for Suppliers and Workers in the Global South', Environment and Planning A, 48 (2016), 1214-19.

T. Bastia, 'Migration and Older People in Bolivia: Between Opportunities and New Vulnerabilities', British Academy Review, 27 (2016), 66-69.

J. N. Bawole, F. Hossain, K. A. Domfeh, H. Z. Bukari, and F. Sanyare, 'Performance Appraisal or Praising Performance? The Culture of Rhetoric in Performance Management in Ghana Civil Service', in Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries (2016), pp. 57-66.

S. K. Bhaumik, R. Dimova, and I. N. Gang, 'Is Women’s Ownership of Land a Panacea in Developing Countries? Evidence from Land-Owning Farm Households in Malawi', Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2016), 242-53.

N. F. Campos, R. Dimova, and A. Saleh, 'Corruption and Economic Growth: An Econometric Survey of the Evidence', Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172 (2016), 521-43.

R. Dimova, N. Campos, and A. Saleh, 'Corruption and Economic Growth: An Econometric Survey of Evidence', Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172 (2016), 521-43.

R. Dimova, and A. Savoia, 'Institutions: Evolution, Path Dependency, Anachronisms and Impact', Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2016), 161-65.

A. Dubb, I. Scoones, and P. Woodhouse, 'The Political Economy of Sugar in Southern Africa – Introduction', Journal of Southern African Studies (2016), 1-24.

R. Duncombe, 'Mobile Phones for Agricultural and Rural Development: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research', European Journal of Development Research, 28 (2016), 213-35.

R. Heeks, and S. Arun, 'Assessing the Development Impact of Social Outsourcing of It Services,' in Socially Responsible Outsourcing, ed. by B. Nicholson, R. Babin and M. C. Lacity (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 81-96.

R. Heeks, and C. Foster, 'Nurturing User-Producer Interaction: Inclusive Innovation Flows in a Low-Income Mobile Market', in New Models of Inclusive Innovation for Development, ed. by R. Heeks, C. Foster and Y. Nugroho (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 47-63.

R. Heeks, S. A. Ismail, B. Nicholson, and A. Aman, 'An Institutional Logics Perspective on It Impact Sourcing', in European Conference on Information Systems (Istanbul: 2016).

S. Hickey, and S. King, 'Understanding Social Accountability: Politics, Power and Building New Social Contracts', Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2016), 1225-40.

R. Horner, 'A New Economic Geography of Trade and Development? Governing South–South Trade, Value Chains and Production Networks', Territory, Politics, Governance, 4 (2016), 400-20.

R. Horner, 'Pharmaceuticals and the Global South: A Healthy Challenge for Development Theory?', Geography Compass, 10 (2016), 363-77.

R. Horner, '"The Rise of the Brics in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations" P. Carmody Book Review', International Development Planning Review, 38 (2016), 339-40.

D. Hulme, 'The Millennium Development Goals’', in The Oxford Companion to International Relations, ed. by C. Murphy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

T. Jacoby, 'Global Fascism: Timing, Support and Strategy', Journal of Global History, 11 (2016), 451-72.

T. Jacoby, 'A Historical Perspective on the July 2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey', Insight Turkey, 18 (2016).

T. Jacoby, 'Theorizing Fascism: Cases, Comparison and Consensus', European History Quarterly, 46 (2016), 702-06.

P. James, and P. Woodhouse, 'Crisis and Differentiation among Small-Scale Sugar Cane Growers in Nkomazi, South Africa', Journal of Southern African Studies (2016), 1-15.

I. Jamil, S. Askvik, and F. Hossain, Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries, Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries (2016), pp. 1-115.

I. Jamil, S. Askvik, and F. Hossain, 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries', Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries (2016), 1-3.

I. Jamil, S. Askvik, and F. Hossain, 'Understanding Administrative Culture: Some Theoretical and Methodological Remarks', in Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries (2016), pp. 4-13.

S. King, and S. Hickey, 'Building Democracy from Below: Lessons from Western Uganda', Journal of Development Studies (2016), 1-16.

P. Knorringa, and K. Nadvi, 'Rising Power Clusters and the Challenges of Local and Global Standards', Journal of Business Ethics, 133 (2016), 55-72.

U. Kothari, 'Commentary of Jonathan Crush (1995) Power of Development, Progress in Human Geography'. (2016)

U. Kothari, 'Trade, Consumption and Development Alliances: The Historical Legacy of the Empire Marketing Board Poster Campaign', in New Actors and Alliances in Development (2016), pp. 43-64.

U. Kothari, A. M. Fischer and G. Mohan (eds.), Frontiers of Development (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

T. Lavers, 'Agricultural Investment in Ethiopia: Undermining National Sovereignty or Tool for State Building?', Development and Change, 47 (2016), 1078-101.

T. Lavers, and F. Boamah, 'The Impact of Agricultural Investments on State Capacity: A Comparative Analysis of Ethiopia and Ghana', Geoforum, 72 (2016), 94-103.

T. Lavers, and S. Hickey, 'Conceptualising the Politics of Social Protection Expansion in Low Income Countries: The Intersection of Transnational Ideas and Domestic Politics', International Journal of Social Welfare (2016).

C. Leisher, G. Temsah, F. Booker, M. Day, L. Samberg, D. Prosnitz, B. Agarwal, E. Matthews, D. Roe, D. Russell, T. Sunderland, and D. Wilkie, 'Does the Gender Composition of Forest and Fishery Management Groups Affect Resource Governance and Conservation Outcomes? A Systematic Map', Environmental Evidence, 5 (2016).

A. Mamman, and H. B. Zakaria, 'Spirituality and Ubuntu as the Foundation for Building African Institutions, Organizations and Leaders', Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 13 (2016), 246-65.

G. McGranahan, and D. Mitlin, 'Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges', World Development, 87 (2016), 307-17.

C. Moser, 'Dynamism and Inequalities in the Global South Cities', in Cities in the 21st Century (2016), pp. 221-29.

T. R. Müller, 'Acts of Citizenship as a Politics of Resistance? Reflections on Realizing Concrete Rights within the Israeli Asylum Regime', Citizenship Studies, 20 (2016), 50-66.

K. Patel, J. Rogan, N. Cuba, and A. Bebbington, 'Evaluating Conflict Surrounding Mineral Extraction in Ghana: Assessing the Spatial Interactions of Large and Small-Scale Mining', Extractive Industries and Society, 3 (2016), 450-63.

J. Pickles, S. Barrientos, and P. Knorringa, 'New End Markets, Supermarket Expansion and Shifting Social Standards', Environment and Planning A, 48 (2016), 1284-301.

A. Savoia, and K. Sen, 'Do We See Convergence in Institutions? A Cross-Country Analysis', Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2016), 166-85.

P. Woodhouse, 'African Farmer-Led Irrigation Development: Re-Framing Agricultural Policy and Investment? ', Journal of Peasant Studies (2016).

P. Woodhouse, and P. James, 'Crisis and Differentiation among Small-Scale Sugarcane Growers in Nkomazi, South Africa', Journal of Southern African Studies (2016).

P. Woodhouse, I. Scoones, and A. Dubb, 'The Political Economy of Sugar in Southern Africa', Journal of Southern African Studies (2016).

P. Yanguas, and B. Bukenya, '‘New’ Approaches Confront ‘Old’ Challenges in African Public Sector Reform', Third World Quarterly, 37 (2016), 136-52.

Y. F. Zhang, and P. Gao, 'Integrating Environmental Considerations into Economic Regulation of China's Electricity Sector', Utilities Policy, 38 (2016), 62-71.



I. Ali, A. Barrientos, and A. Saboor, 'Pro-Poor Growth across Different Agro-Climatic Zones of Rural Pakistan', Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 52 (2015), 497-503.

A. Arnall, and U. Kothari, 'Challenging Climate Change and Migration Discourse: Different Understandings of Timescale and Temporality in the Maldives', Global Environmental Change, 31 (2015), 199-206.

E. Banana, P. Chikoti, C. Harawa, G. McGranahan, D. Mitlin, S. Stephen, N. Schermbrucker, F. Shumba, and A. Walnycki, 'Sharing Reflections on Inclusive Sanitation', Environment and Urbanization, 27 (2015), 19-34.

N. Banks, D. Hulme, and M. Edwards, 'Ngos, States, and Donors Revisited: Still Too Close for Comfort?', World Development, 66 (2015), 707-18.

A. Barrientos, ''A Veritable Mountain of Data and Years of Endless Statistical Manipulation': Methods in the Three Worlds and After', Social Policy and Society, 14 (2015), 259-70.

A. Barrientos, D. Hulme, and K. Moore, 'Assessing the Insurance Role of Microsavings', in Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity, ed. by Rob Vos and Nazrul Islam (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 149-79.

A. Barrientos, and S. Pellissery, 'Political Factors in the Growth of Social Assistance', in The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence, ed. by S. Hickey, K. Sen and B. Bukenya (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 146-73.

A. Barrientos, and Amanda Telias Simunovic, 'Child Poverty Reduction in Brazil: Reversing Bismarck?', in Theoretical and Empirical Insights in to Child and Family Poverty: Cross National Perspectives, ed. by Elizabeth Fernandez, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato and Anat Zeira (Sydney: Springer, 2015), pp. 159-74.

A. Barrientos, and J. M. Villa, 'Antipoverty Transfers and Labour Market Outcomes: Regression Discontinuity Design Findings', Journal of Development Studies, 51 (2015), 1224-40.

A. Barrientos, and J. M. Villa, 'Evaluating Antipoverty Transfer Programmes in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Better Policies? Better Politics?', Journal of Globalization and Development, 6 (2015), 147-79.

S. Barrientos, P. Knorringa, B. Evers, M. Visser, and M. Opondo, 'Shifting Dynamics of Global Value Chains: Implications for Economic and Social Upgrading in African Horticulture', Environment and Planning A (2015).

T. Bastia, ''Looking after Granny': A Transnational Ethic of Care and Responsibility', Geoforum, 64 (2015), 121-29.

T. Bastia, 'Transnational Migration and Urban Informality: Ethnicity in Buenos Aires’ Informal Settlements', Urban Studies, 52 (2015), 1810-25.

J. N. Bawole, and F. Hossain, 'Marriage of the Unwilling? The Paradox of Local Government and Ngo Relations in Ghana', Voluntas, 26 (2015), 2061-83.

A. Bebbington, 'At the Boundaries of La Política: Political Ecology, Policy Networks and Moments of Government', in The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology (2015), pp. 198-208.

A. Bebbington, 'Political Ecologies of Resource Extraction: Agendas Pendientes', European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 100 (2015), 85-98.

A. J. Bebbington, J. Bury, N. Cuba, and J. Rogan, 'Mining, Risk and Climate Resilience in the 'Other' Pacific: Latin American Lessons for the South Pacific', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 56 (2015), 189-207.

J. A. Berdegué, J. Escobal, and A. Bebbington, 'Explaining Spatial Diversity in Latin American Rural Development: Structures, Institutions, and Coalitions', World Development, 73 (2015), 129-37.

L. Curran, and K. Nadvi, 'Shifting Trade Preferences and Value Chain Impacts in the Bangladesh Textiles and Garment Industry', Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 8 (2015), 459-74.

M. Danquah, and B. Ouattara, 'What Drives National Efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa', Economic Modelling, 44 (2015), 171-79.

R. Dimova, G. S. Epstein, and I. N. Gang, 'Migration, Transfers and Child Labor', Review of Development Economics, 19 (2015), 735-47.

R. Dimova, S. Gangopadhyay, K. Michaelowa, and A. Weber, 'Off-Farm Labor Supply and Correlated Shocks: New Theoretical Insights and Evidence from Malawi', Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63 (2015), 361-91.

R. Dimova, and F. C. Wolff, 'Remittances and Chain Migration: Longitudinal Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina', Journal of Development Studies, 51 (2015), 554-68.

D. Dodman, and D. Mitlin, 'The National and Local Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Zimbabwe', Climate and Development, 7 (2015), 223-34.

R. Erumi-Esin, and R. Heeks, 'E-Business Adoption and Use among African Women-Owned Smes: An Analytical Study in Nigeria', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2015).

P. Gao, 'Government in the Catching-up of Technology Innovation: Case of Administrative Intervention in China', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 96 (2015), 4-14.

F. Gonzalez-Zapata, and R. Heeks, 'The Multiple Meanings of Open Government Data: Understanding Different Stakeholders and Their Perspectives', Government Information Quarterly, 32 (2015), 441-52.

R. Heeks, and C. Stanforth, 'Technological Change in Developing Countries: Opening the Black Box of Process Using Actor-Network Theory', Development Studies Research, 2 (2015), 33-50.

R. Heeks, L. Subramanian, and C. Jones, 'Understanding E-Waste Management in Developing Countries: Strategies, Determinants, and Policy Implications in the Indian Ict Sector', Information Technology for Development, 21 (2015), 653-67.

S. Hickey, and F. Golooba-Mutebi, 'Institutions, Incentives and Ideas: Exploring the Underlying Politics of State Capacity in Uganda', in Emergent States: Politics, Culture and Institutions in African Governance, ed. by M. Green (2015).

S. Hickey, and F. Golooba-Mutebi, 'Responding to the Rising Power “Threat” Pharmaceutical Mnes and the Intellectual Property “Institutional Void”', Critical Perspectives on International Business, 11 (2015), 285-300.

T. Jacoby, and H. Tabak, 'Islam, Nationalism, and Kurdish Ethnopolitics in Turkey', Peace Review, 27 (2015), 346-53.

K. Kamoche, L. Q. Siebers, A. Mamman, and A. Newenham-Kahindi, 'The Dynamics of Managing People in the Diverse Cultural and Institutional Context of Africa', Personnel Review, 44 (2015), 330-45.

T. Lavers, 'Land Registration and Gender Equality in Ethiopia: How State-Society Relations Influence the Enforcement of Institutional Change', Journal of Agrarian Change (2015).

C. Leisher, G. Temsah, F. Booker, M. Day, B. Agarwal, E. Matthews, D. Roe, D. Russell, L. Samberg, T. Sunderland, and D. Wilkie, 'Does the Gender Composition of Forest and Fishery Management Groups Affect Resource Governance and Conservation Outcomes: A Systematic Map Protocol', Environmental Evidence, 4

D. Mitlin, Making Sure the “Voices of the Poor” Are Heard: Why Forms of Transnational Activism Can Make a Difference', in From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor, ed. by Peter Herrle and Astrid Ley (Ashgate: 2015), pp. 143-57.

D. Mitlin, 'Will Urban Sanitation “Leave No One Behind”?', Environment and Urbanization, 27 (2015), 365-70.

D. Mitlin, and B. Chitekwe-Biti, 'The Devil Is in the Detail: Understanding How Housing Assets Contribute to Gender-Just Cities', in Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to Just Cities, ed. by C. Moser (Routledge, 2015), pp. 117-34.

L. V. Moore, and T. Jacoby, 'Islam and Conflict Transformation', Peace Review, 27 (2015), 275-79.

C. O. N. Moser, and P. Horn, 'Does Economic Crisis Always Harm International Migrants? Longitudinal Evidence from Ecuadorians in Barcelona', International Migration, 53 (2015), 274-90.

T. R. Müller, 'Universal Rights Versus Exclusionary Politics: Aspirations and Despair among Eritrean Refugees in Tel Aviv', Africa Spectrum, 50 (2015), 3-27.

K. Nadvi, 'What Role for Small Enterprises? Industrial Clusters, Industrial Policy and Poverty Reduction', in Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development (2015), pp. 117-34.

K. Nadvi, and G. Raj-Reichert, 'Governing Health and Safety at Lower Tiers of the Computer Industry Global Value Chain', Regulation and Governance, 9 (2015), 243-58.

P. Ospina Peralta, A. Bebbington, P. Hollenstein, I. Nussbaum, and E. Ramírez, 'Extraterritorial Investments, Environmental Crisis, and Collective Action in Latin America', World Development, 73 (2015), 32-43.

M. Powell, and A. Barrientos, 'Introduction: Twenty Five Years of the Welfare Modelling Business', Social Policy and Society, 14 (2015), 241-45.

G. Raj-Reichert, 'Exercising Power over Labour Governance in the Electronics Industry', Geoforum, 67 (2015), 89-92.

C. Rees, R. Jamil, and K. Rowlands, 'Blame the Parents! Attitudes Towards Business Ethics with Reference to Mba Programs in Malaysia', Industrial and Commercial Training, 47 (2015), 221-27.

K. E. Rowlands, and C. J. Rees, 'Organisational Change and Workplace Stress in Teaching and Learning Settings: Case Study Evidence from a Public Sector University in the Uk', in Change Management and the Human Factor: Advances, Challenges and Contradictions in Organizational Development (2015), pp. 167-78.

D. Satterthwaite, D. Mitlin, and S. Bartlett, 'Is It Possible to Reach Low-Income Urban Dwellers with Good-Quality Sanitation?', Environment and Urbanization, 27 (2015), 3-18.

A. Savoia, and K. Sen,, 'Measurement, Evolution, Determinants, and Consequences of State Capacity: A Review of Recent Research', Journal of Economic Surveys, 29 (2015), 441-58.

S. Schech, A. Mundkur, T. Skelton, and U. Kothari, 'New Spaces of Development Partnership: Rethinking International Volunteering', Progress in Development Studies, 15 (2015), 358-70.

G. Tilakaratna, and D. Hulme, 'Microfinance and Multiple Borrowing in Sri Lanka: Another Microcredit Bubble in South Asia?', South Asia Economic Journal, 16 (2015), 46-63.

A. Totolo, J. Renken, and A. Sey, 'The Impact of Public Access Venue Information and Communication Technologies in Botswana Public Libraries', Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10 (2015), 64-84.

P. Yanguas, and D. Hulme, 'Barriers to Political Analysis in Aid Bureaucracies: From Principle to Practice in Dfid and the World Bank', World Development, 74 (2015), 209-19.

Y. F. Zhang, 'The Regulatory Framework and Sustainable Development of China's Electricity Sector', China Quarterly, 222 (2015), 475-98.