Politics, governance and management
Building more effective and inclusive institutions that can deliver development constitutes one of the most significant challenges faced by governments and communities in the Global South.
Our research on governance and management investigates the processes through which development institutions become both more effective and inclusive, across a range of key actors and organisations, including governmental and non-governmental institutions from the global through to the local.
In particular, this research theme addresses the following questions:
- Capacity: how do governments, organisations and the individuals within them develop the capabilities required to promote a more socially just world?
- Inclusion: how can institutions become more inclusive of and accountable to citizens and how can new technologies help this?
- Relationships/networks: How do power relations between different groups determine the ways in which institutions emerge and function in practice and how can productive and socially just relationships be enabled and built?
Identifying innovative forms of, and approaches to, governance and management constitutes an important and cross-cutting focus of our research.
A DFID funded global partnership investigating the kinds of politics that promote development.
The Ringo Project is a systems change initiative that seeks to transform global civil society to respond to today’s challenges.
This project looks at globalized governance norms and local business practices.
This project aims to understand the educational and learning solutions that could be provided to assist in addressing challenges in the development space.
An ESRC project into a new route to building state capacity for development.
The project attempts to map and give insight into the operations of and relationships within the UK-based international development NGO sector.
Our teaching agenda:
- Organisational Change and Development MSc
- International Development: Politics, Governance and Development Policy MSc
- International Development: Public Policy and Management MSc
- International Development: Development Management MSc
- Management and Implementation of Development Projects MSc
- Human Resource Development (International Development) MSc
- Human Resource Management (International Development) MSc
- Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) (Distance Learning) MSc
- Research Methods with International Development MSc
- Leadership for Development Master's (Distance Learning)
- Development Policy and Management PhD
People and publications:
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- Mr Paul Barry - Honorary Teaching Fellow
- Dr Pritish Behuria - Hallsworth Research Fellow
- Dr Kelechi Ekuma - Lecturer, Governance and Development Leadership
- Dr Lujia Feng - Lecturer in Human Resource Management
- Dr Ping Gao - Senior Lecturer, Information Systems
- Prof Samuel Hickey - Professor, Politics and Development
- Dr Farhad Hossain - Reader
- Prof David Hulme - Professor, Development Studies
- Dr Mohammed Ibrahim - Lecturer in HRM and International Development
- Prof Tim Jacoby - Professor
- Dr Shirley Jenner - Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management
- Dr Tom Lavers - Senior Lecturer, Politics, Governance and Management
- Prof Aminu Mamman - Professor, Management and International Development
- Prof Diana Mitlin - Professor, Global Urbanism, Director of Global Urban Research Centre
- Dr Nafisatu Irene Okhade - Lecturer in HRM and International Development
Dr Kate Pruce ESRC Research Fellow
- Dr Chris Rees - Reader, Human Resources and Organisational Change
- Dr Dereje Regasa - Lecturer in HRM and International Development
- Dr Kate Rowlands - Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management
- Prof Kunal Sen - Professor, Development Economics & Policy
- Dr Rory Stanton - Lecturer, Human Resource Development
- Dr Matthew Tyce - British Academy Fellow
- Prof Samuel Hickey - Professor, Politics and Development
- Kate Pruce - Political commitment to social protection and the role of knowledge: the case of Zambia
- Heiner Janus - Results-based and Adaptive Development Cooperation
- Nafisatu Irene Okhade - Private Financing of Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case of Nigeria Railway Projects
- Kerstin Rieger
- Matthew Walsham - Internal Migration and Social Protection in Uganda: the Senior Citizens Grant and its relationship to 'voluntary' labour migration
- Bethany Coleman
- Kubra Mertek - Post-cold war humanitarianism and discursive construction of ‘neutrality’: The case study of the ICRC in Syrian Civil War
- Sarah Redicker - The economic impacts of dams on irrigation systems (FutureDAMS)
- Samuel Stratford - Understanding how political settlements shape the decision-making processes behind the planning and construction of dams: lessons from Ethiopia and Uganda.
- Katia Schlipfenbacher - Human Resource Development with the support of ICTs in Brazil
- Ning Kang - Reassessing Training in Career development: Perspective of Chinese State-owned Enterprises
- Yuan Fang - Talent Management in the 21st Century China: A Comparison between Foreign Companies in China and Chinese Domestic Companies
- Hana Alsultan
- Yuttachai Inpa - Autonomous Public Organization in Thailand: Exploration of its Effectiveness
- Bridgit Kabah - Adopting the Operational Mechanisms of Western NGOs into the Ghanaian Context for Sustainable National Institutional Development: the Case of Fundraising, Accountability and Collaborations
- Daniel Diaz Vera - Development and operation of Chilean NGOs in a hegemonic neo-liberal context
- Duaa Alshareef - Developing the management of kindergarten Institutions in the light of Strategic Management Approach in k.S.A
- Emrah Atar - Impact Of Syrian Refugee Crises On Public Service Provision: Perspectives From Urban-local Governance In Turkey.
- Kunkanit Sutamchai - Mindfulness at Work as an HRD Intervention to Enhance Employee Well-being
- Mohammad Hasan - Public Sector capacity development and innovation in crisis management with focus to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
- Rukaiyatu Jungudo - Development of a strategy for reintegrating internally displaced pupils into mainstream schools: a case study of North-eastern and South-south regions of Nigeria.
- Othman Usman
- Ibrahim Al Oqail
- Edward Ampratwum - The politics shaping the implementation of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) program in Ghana