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 partnerhip researching what kind of politicpartnership development succeed.
This strategic network analyses new national planning for sustainable development
Do all lives matter? The study of people living with HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe
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:
We run a number of master’s courses closely related to our research agenda
- Human Resource Development (International Development) MSc
- Human Resource Management (International Development) MSc
- Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) by Distance Learning MSc
- International Development: Development Management MSc
- International Development: Politics, Governance and Development Policy MSc
- International Development: Public Policy and Management MSc
- Management and Implementation of Development Projects MSc
- Organisational Change and Development MSc
- Research Methods with International Development MSc
People and publications:
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- Dr Karen Buckley - Hallsworth Research Fellow
- Prof Samuel Hickey - Professor, Politics and Development
- Dr Pritish Behuria - Hallsworth Research Fellow
- Dr Kelechi Ekuma - Lecturer, Governance and Development Leadership
- Mr Ping Gao - Lecturer, Information Systems
- Dr Farhad Hossain - Senior Lecturer
- Prof David Hulme - Professor, Development Studies
- Prof Tim Jacoby - Professor
- Dr Shirley Jenner - Lecturer, Human Resource Management
- Dr Tom Lavers - Lecturer, Politics, Governance and Management
- Dr Aminu Mamman - Reader, Human Resource Management
- Prof Diana Mitlin - Professor, Global Urbanism, Director of Global Urban Research Centre
- Dr Chris Rees - Senior Lecturer, Human Resources and Organisational Change
- Dr Kate Rowlands - Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management
- Prof Kunal Sen - Professor, Development Economics & Policy
- Dr Rory Stanton - Lecturer, Human Resource Development
- Dr Pablo Yanguas - Research Associate, Effective States and Inclusive Development