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We’re the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester: where critical thinking meets social justice. Each episode we will bring you the latest thinking, insights and debate in development studies.

We’re the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester: where critical thinking meets social justice. Each episode we will bring you the latest thinking, insights and debate in development studies.

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United Kingdom

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We’re the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester: where critical thinking meets social justice. Each episode we will bring you the latest thinking, insights and debate in development studies.

Language:

English


Episodes

In Conversation: Stefan Dercon

6/17/2022
In the latest episode of the GDI podcast Professor Stefan Dercon talks to Dr Sophie van Huellen. They discuss Stefan's new book, "Gambling on Development: why some countries win and others lose", his recent departure from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and his advice to academics wanting to work with civil servants and policy makers. Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at Oxford University. Between 2011 and 2017, he was Chief Economist of the Department of...

Duration:00:31:24

Urban metabolism, water scarcity & seawater desalination in Chile | Maria Christina Fragkou

5/18/2022
GDI’s Resources, Environment, and Development research group have recently organised a series of talks on ‘Red Talks: on the Politics of Resources, Environment and Development’ The first event welcomed Dr Maria Christina Fragkou, an environmental scientist currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Chile to discuss ‘Urban metabolism, water scarcity and seawater desalination in Chile under a neoliberal paradigm’ In her talk, Maria shared...

Duration:00:42:01

Global Covid-19 vaccine inequality | Karrar Karrar, Lara Dovifat & Ken Shadlen

5/3/2022
While the Covid-19 pandemic has caused enormous devastation and disruption in health, social and economic terms, the remarkably quick development of Covid-19 vaccines is an enormous achievement. Yet despite frequent statements that “it's not over anywhere, until it’s over everywhere”, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines has been grossly inequitable – defying what the world needs epidemiologically and economically, as well as ethically. The panel of leading academic and activist experts...

Duration:00:57:50

Disaggregating China, Inc: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order | Yeling Tan

4/19/2022
Yeling Tan discusses her book, Disaggregating China, Inc: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order. China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 represented an historic opportunity to peacefully integrate a rising economic power into the international order based on market-liberal rules. Yet rising economic tensions between the US and China indicate that this integration process has run into trouble. To what extent has the liberal internationalist promise of the WTO been...

Duration:00:44:21

The New International Economic Order & the Right to Development | Jennifer Bair

4/5/2022
This podcast focuses on development politics at the United Nations, particularly the period of the so-called New International Economic Order (NIEO) in the 1970s. The NIEO was an effort by Third World countries to pursue a reform agenda that combined global redistribution from North to South with state-led developmentalism at the national level. By revisiting this fascinating and tumultuous period in the global political economy, Bair aims to re-centre the role of Southern states in debates...

Duration:00:43:24

The Routledge Handbook of Global Development: Episode 3

3/28/2022
To mark the launch of The Routledge Handbook of Global Development, we have recorded 3 podcasts with the core editorial team. In the final episode, core-editor Kearrin Sims sat down with Albert Salamanca and Pichamon Yeophantong, section editors for the book’s section ‘Sustainabilty and Environment’. Kearrin Sims is a lecturer in Development Studies at James Cook University, Australia. Albert Salamanca is a senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Asia Centre,...

Duration:00:23:56

The Routledge Handbook of Global Development: Episode 2

2/25/2022
In this second podcast to mark the launch of The Routledge Handbook of Global Development, Professor Jonathan Rigg sits down with Dr Nicola Banks, the section editor of 'Game Changers of global development?', to find out what makes a 'game changer' and how development pedagogy can learn from them. Jonathan Rigg is Professor of Development Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Nicola Banks is Senior Lecturer in Global Urbanism and Urban Development at...

Duration:00:20:25

The Routledge Handbook of Global Development: Episode 1

2/24/2022
To mark the launch of The Routledge Handbook of Global Development, we have recorded 3 podcasts with the core editorial team. In this first episode, core-editor Kearrin Sims sat down with co-editors Susan Engel, Paul Hodge and Naohiro Nakamura, to discuss their motivations behind the book, what makes this volume so special, and how it deals with 'global' development. Kearrin Sims is a lecturer in Development Studies at James Cook University, Australia. Susan Engel is an associate professor...

Duration:00:22:26

In Conversation: Shuaib Lwasa

1/26/2022
In the latest episode of the GDI podcast Professor Shuaib Lwasa talks to Dr Seth Schindler. They discuss the recent COP in Glasgow, urban development, African cities and the Urban Action Lab. Dr. Shuaib Lwasa is Professor of Urban Sustainability at Makerere University, Uganda. He has worked extensively on interdisciplinary research projects focused on African cities but also in South Asia. He established and directed an Urban Action Research Lab in 2010 which has championed graduate research...

Duration:00:30:49

Why addressing global discontent is essential to build back better from Covid-19 with Alexander Pick

1/13/2022
Alexander Pick is Head of New Development Policies and Institutions at the OECD Development Centre. Social unrest is on the rise once more. A surge in discontent in the wake of the global financial crisis was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic but is resuming in many places and in many different forms as the pandemic begins to recede. The causes, manifestations and consequences of this discontent is the subject of Perspectives on Global Development 2021: From protest to progress? – a new...

Duration:00:22:10

US-China rivalry in global trade governance with Kristen Hopewell

11/18/2021
In this podcast, Kristen Hopewell, Canada Research Chair in Global Policy, presents research from her new book analyzing the impact of the growing US-China conflict on the multilateral trading system. Hopewell argues that China’s ascent has significantly weakened American control over the governing institutions of the trading system and its power to write the rules of global trade. The US and China are engaged in a pitched battle to set the rules of global economic competition, and the...

Duration:00:40:29

GDI & the SDGs: Creating sustainable livelihoods through group farming w. Bina Agarwal

7/6/2021
In this new mini-series three GDI academics talk to The University of Manchester’s Dr Nic Gowland about how their research is helping to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals for global health, equality and sustainability. More than 80% of South Asia’s farmers are cultivating under two hectares, usually in scattered plots. Most lack access to irrigation, credit, technical information, and the means to tackle climate change. A growing proportion of farms are managed by women, but...

Duration:00:31:33

GDI & the SDGs: Preventing cardiovascular disease through smart technologies w. Gindo Tampubolon

6/30/2021
In this new mini-series three GDI academics talk to The University of Manchester’s Dr Nic Gowland about how their research is helping to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals for global health, equality and sustainability. Research shows that nearly 70% of Indonesians aged 40 and over, with moderate to high cardiovascular risk, don’t receive cardiovascular care. To address this need, Dr Gindo Tampubolon, joined a new research-policy collaboration. This collaboration included the...

Duration:00:27:55

GDI & the SDGs: Gender equality in global value chains | Stephanie Barrientos

6/22/2021
In this new mini-series three GDI academics talk to The University of Manchester’s Dr Nic Gowland about how their research is helping to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals for global health, equality and sustainability. Prof Stephanie Barrientos has been researching the role of workers for over a decade. Her particular focus is on gender in the production of consumer goods sourced by retailers and brands through GVCs. Her work has changed the way a number of large companies deal...

Duration:00:38:46

Oil: from a lifetime of damage-limitation to outrage | David Little

5/10/2021
In the latest Global Development Institute podcast, Professor David Hulme interviews Dr David Little, an environmental consultant who has worked internationally on oil spills for a major part of his life. They discuss his work and their recent journal article on oil spills and climate change. You can find a transcript of this podcast on our website: https://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/podcast/ Read David and David's recent paper:...

Duration:00:42:48

Uneven and combined (state) capitalism | Ilias Alami & Adam Dixon

4/14/2021
Nick Jepson talks to Ilias Alami and Adam Dixon about their recent talk at the Global Development Institute. The talk blurb is below: The talk contributes to the development of state capitalism as a reflexively critical project focusing on the morphology of present-day capitalism, and particularly on the changing role of the state. We bring analytical clarity to state capitalism studies by offering a rigorous definition of its object of investigation, and by demonstrating how the category...

Duration:00:47:28

How to fight inequality(and why that fight needs you) | Ben Phillips

3/31/2021
Inequality is the crisis of our time. The growing gap between a few at the top and the rest of society damages us all. No longer able to deny the crisis, every government in the world is now pledged to fix it – and yet it keeps on getting worse. This talk focuses on his new book, and Ben Phillips has shown why, in looking for answers, we need to move the spotlight away from the famous faces; how every time inequality has been successfully tackled it has been because of people pushing from...

Duration:00:40:27

Imperialism and the Developing World | Atul Kohli

3/12/2021
How did Western imperialism shape the developing world? In Imperialism and the Developing World, Atul Kohli tackles this question by analyzing British and American influence on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America from the age of the British East India Company to the most recent U.S. war in Iraq. He argues that both Britain and the U.S. expanded to enhance their national economic prosperity, and shows how Anglo-American expansionism hurt economic development in poor parts of the...

Duration:00:44:17

How women matter in making change with Sohela Nazneen

2/23/2021
Using case studies from research conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh and Uganda, this webinar will reveal how powerful women are critical actors in securing policy change and consolidating policy gains. The webinar explores the different strategies women’s movement actors and women inside the state use behind the scenes to bypass the political gatekeepers and overcome resistance in policy spaces. In all of the case study countries, there is a push-back against women’s rights and the civic space...

Duration:00:29:50

Introduction to the African Cities Research Consortium

2/5/2021
Catch up with our webinar which introduced the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) and outlined how the ACRC and its international partners is planning to tackle complex, political and systemic problems in some of Africa’s fastest-growing urban areas. ACRC has been awarded a contract of £32 million from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) over the next 6 years. Building on the political settlements analysis established by the Effective States and Inclusive...

Duration:00:35:46