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Global Politics and Development Centre

Department of Politics and International Relations

Royal Holloway

University of London

Egham, Surrey

TW20 0EX



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...

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...

October 1, 2017

Emmanuel's doctoral research explores the extent of agency Africa enjoys in its foreign policy-making in the post-cold war era.

He concentrates on west Africa, and Ghana is his cardinal case. He compare Nkrumah’s post-independence era and the fourth republic; unravellin...

October 1, 2017

Moudwe's doctoral thesis explores identity and politics of recognition in the making of the state in Chad.

He looks specifically at how military interventions, in Mali and Nigeria, have provided an opportunity to the elites in Chad to reconceive their idea of statehood,...

September 30, 2017

Edmilson's doctoral research compares how African publics and elites understand China’s engagement with Africa. He uses Angola as a case study.

China’s increasing involvement in Africa during the past decade is one of the most controversial and hotly debated i...

September 1, 2016

In looking at the broader themes of development, democracy and digital media in postcolonial African states, Kuziwa's study will look specifically at the fast-paced growth of mobile smart phone usage in Zimbabwe to access social media and enhance citizen engagement.


September 1, 2016

Aditi's research explores issues of identity-politics, secularism, notions of nationhood and nationalism, and the issue of ownership in the context of Indian classical music relative to post-1991 economic liberalisation and globalisation in India.

Since India's freedom...

August 31, 2016

After a decade of field experience working with youth in conflicted societies throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Patrick is pursuing a multi-year research study exploring the efficacy of multilateral development programming in the Gaza Strip and its correlati...

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