December 3, 2019

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is available to one student from an eligible Commonwealth country applying to study MA Politics of Development from 2020-21.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International...

September 17, 2019

Ezenwa is a PhD student at the School of Law and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London. His research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of political sociology, African politics, non-state conflict and global governance. Within these areas, hi...

May 22, 2019

Sarah Polani’s doctoral explores how governance impacts subjective well-being in developing countries. Her work builds on previous studies (e.g., Helliwell & Huang 2008) which report an insignificant impact of democratic governance on subjective wellbeing, a positive e...

April 2, 2019

India, Ethiopia, and Nigeria share many challenges vis-a-vis their food security - high population numbers and population growth, high urbanisation rates, and increasingly adverse effects of climate change on agricultural production and water security. This project, fi...

April 1, 2019

​The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an intergovernmental organisation with 189 member-states, seeking to uphold global financial stability. Among its various activities, IMF lending programmes have attracted most attention. In exchange for financial support, borr...

November 1, 2018

China-African trade and investment have captured major academic and public interest as China, through its heterogeneous private and public actors has become the leading exporter of and investor in manufacturing and infrastructure on the African continent. China has bec...

October 17, 2018

After a year of managing a $350,000 research project for the European Union and Shell Oil in Nigeria, Patrick will be presenting an overview of over 100 focus group discussions and 500 interviews held throughout Borno, the heart of the conflict with Boko Haram.  In par...

October 1, 2018

Zhamilya is a PhD student in Public Policy and her doctoral dissertation focuses on the factors affecting higher education spending decisions in OECD countries. She is also interested in studying political violence and conflict mitigation in developing countries.

This p...

September 25, 2018

This study focuses on the socialised affordances of social media in the processes of collective action, exploring the role of technology in the under‐researched area of civil society in China. We examine the case of Free Lunch for Children (FL4C), a charitable programm...

September 1, 2018

Ibrahim completed his PhD in 2018.

Ibrahim's research stems from the claim that theories of revolution have largely undermined the role of counter-revolution in revolutionary processes. For instance, the recent popular uprisings in the Arab World reveal how little we kn...

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Global Politics and Development Centre

Department of Politics and International Relations

Royal Holloway

University of London

Egham, Surrey

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