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Exploring books for a better world. This series features a global development related book each month and interview with the author. Each episode will give an insight on what’s behind the book as well as what’s in it – the context, the ideas underpinning it and why it matters. Interviews will reveal something of the author’s unique imaginations and the personality behind their writing.

Exploring books for a better world. This series features a global development related book each month and interview with the author. Each episode will give an insight on what’s behind the book as well as what’s in it – the context, the ideas underpinning it and why it matters. Interviews will reveal something of the author’s unique imaginations and the personality behind their writing.
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Exploring books for a better world. This series features a global development related book each month and interview with the author. Each episode will give an insight on what’s behind the book as well as what’s in it – the context, the ideas underpinning it and why it matters. Interviews will reveal something of the author’s unique imaginations and the personality behind their writing.

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English


Episodes

10: How Change Happens – Duncan Green

7/2/2019
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Whether you are an activist, campaigner, development practitioner, lobbyist, entrepreneur, individual or an organisation, Duncan Green’s latest book, How Change Happens (http://Whether you are an activist, campaigner, development practitioner, lobbyist, entrepreneur, individual or an organisation, Duncan Green’s latest book, How Change Happens seeks to understand how power and systems shape change, and how to influence them.) seeks to understand how power and systems shape change, and how to...

Duration:00:30:21

9: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics – Nanjala Nyabola

6/5/2019
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In this episode of between the lines, (https://www.ids.ac.uk/event-series/between-the-lines-podcast-series/) Nanjala Nyabola, a Kenyan activist, political analyst and author, speaks about her fascinating book ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya’, (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Democracy-Analogue-Politics-Transforming/dp/1786994313) about how the digital age and social media has impacted Kenyan politics, and the consequences for...

Duration:00:26:44

8: Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

5/1/2019
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In this episode of --between the lines-- IDS researcher, Richard Longhurst, speaks to Hilary Cottam about her book: 'Radical Help: how we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionise the welfare state.' Radical Help is about new ways of organising living and growing that have been developed with communities across Britain. Hilary argues that our 20th century system is beyond reform and suggests a new model for this century: ways of supporting the young and the old, those who are...

Duration:00:30:21

7: Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development – Ian Scoones

4/2/2019
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In this episode of –between the lines– IDS researcher Ian Scoones, talks to colleague Marina Apgar about his book, Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development, part of series of small books for big ideas. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of policy, as well as issues of identity, gender and generation. Ian argues that integrated livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of development, key to addressing challenges of poverty, inequality and...

Duration:00:23:59

6: The Women’s Movement in Pakistan: Activism, Islam and Democracy – Ayesha Khan

3/6/2019
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In this International Women’s Day episode of —between the lines— IDS researcher, Mariz Tadros, speaks to Ayesha Khan about her book The Women’s Movement in Pakistan: Activism, Islam and Democracy. The military rule of General Zia ul-Haq, former President of Pakistan, had significant political repercussions for the country. Islamization policies were far more pronounced and control over women became the key marker of the state’s adherence to religious norms. Women’s rights activists mobilized...

Duration:00:17:02

5: How Lives Change – Nicholas Stern and Himanshu

2/6/2019
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In this episode IDS Director Melissa Leach speaks to renowned economists and authors Nicholas Stern and Himanshu from LSE, about their book How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics. They discuss how a small village in India to illuminate the drivers of economic changes, why some people do better or worse than others, and what influences mobility and inequality. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics, is co-authored by Peter Lanjouw, Nicholas Stern and...

Duration:00:31:57

5: How Lives Change - Nicholas Stern and Himanshu

2/6/2019
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In this month’s episode of --between the lines-- IDS Director Melissa Leach interviews renowned economists Nicholas Stern and Himanshu from LSE about their co- authored book How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics. They outline how a study of a single village helps to illuminate the drivers of change and increase our understanding of why some people do better or worse than others.

Duration:00:31:57

4: A New Politics from the Left - Hilary Wainwright

1/2/2019
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In this episode of –between the lines– author Hilary Wainwright speaks with IDS Director John Gaventa about her book A New Politics from the Left. Hilary argues that a viable alternative to austerity and neoliberalism requires a new politics for the left that comes from the bottom up, based on participatory democracy and the everyday knowledge and creativity of each individual. Political leadership should be about facilitation and partnership, not expert domination or paternalistic rule....

Duration:00:32:03

3: Global Citizen from Gulmi - Kul Chandra Gautam

12/5/2018
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Global Citizen from Gulmi is an inspirational story of how a boy from a remote village in Nepal went on to become the senior-most Nepali in the UN. In this episode of --between the lines-- Sir Richard Jolly speaks to Kul Chandra Gautam about his book and his journey from a remote village in Nepal to the highest ranks of the United Nations. Resources: Transcript: https://www.ids.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/3.-Kul-Chandra-Gautam-transcription.pdf Book:...

Duration:00:40:24

2: Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions – Naomi Hossain & Patta Scott-Villiers

11/7/2018
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Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011\. What does the persistence of popular mobilization around food tell us about the politics of subsistence in an era of integrated food markets and universal human rights? In Ep.02 of --between the lines-- authors Naomi Hossain and Patta Scott-Villiers discuss their book Food Riots, Food Rights & the Politics of Provisions, getting behind the headlines and inside the politics of food...

Duration:00:30:36

1: Can We Know better? Reflections for Development - Robert Chambers

10/2/2018
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In this episode of --between the lines-- Professor Robert Chambers from the Institute of Development Studies speaks to colleague Tessa Lewin about his book: Can We Know better? Reflections for Development. Resources: Transcript: https://www.ids.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Ep-01-Robert-Chambers-podcast-transcript-1.pdf Book: https://www.ids.ac.uk/publications/can-we-know-better-reflections-for-development-2/ Robert Chambers: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/robert-chambers/ Tessa Lewin:...

Duration:00:27:10