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Department of Development Studies

Mr Pritish Behuria

BSc (Northwestern), MSc (SOAS)

Overview

Pritish Behuria
Department of Development Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow (2013/14 only)

Name:
Mr Pritish Behuria
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
289
Office Hours:
Wednesday 5-7pm
Thesis title:
The Logic of 'Rational Benevolence': The Political Economy of Dispersing Elites through Privatization and Diversification in Post-1994 Rwanda.
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2010
Internal Supervisors

PhD Research

Elite Bargain, Developmental State, Political Economy of Privatization, Rwanda, Political Economy of the Great Lakes, Coffee, Tea, Mining, Global Commodity Chains

PhD Publications

The Party Gets It Started: The Logic of the Rwandan 'Party' Statal - Under Review

The State Lives On: Negative Conditionality, The Elite Bargain and the Resilience of the Rwandan State - Under Review

The Political Logic of the Military Enterprise: The Case of Rwanda - Under Review

PhD Conferences

Conferences and Presentations: 

Breaking Dependency and Monopolies: Post-1994 Rwanda’s Liberalized Coffee Sector – LSE Africa Seminar (London, November 2012)

Breaking Dependency and Monopolies: Post-1994 Rwanda’s Liberalized Coffee Sector – Agrarian Change Seminar (London, January 2013)

But We Have Minerals Too: Rwanda’s Liberalized Mining Sector and its Impacts on the Elite Bargain – Violence, Peace and Development Research Cluster (London, March 2013)

Dispersing an Elite: Pushing Rwanda’s Political Settlement Away from the Coffee Sector – PSA Conference (Cardiff, March 2013) – also Chair for Panel: Politics as Negotiation I

Invoking ‘Anti-Discipline’ – Snowballing and Stumbling through Fieldwork in Rwanda – Africa Research Day (London, April 2013)

Making Institutions Safe: Reproducing ‘desired’ social relations and getting rid of ‘natural’ conflicting relations in Post-1994 Rwanda – Institutions for Sustainable Peace Network Conference (Oslo, June 2013)

From Darling to Pariah to How do we make them Darlings again? The International Community’s Stabilization of a Delicate Elite Bargain in Rwanda – European Conference of African Studies (Lisbon, June 2013)

Good Governing and Being ‘Developmental’ – the tricky balance between ‘Getting Capitalism Started’ and Being an Aid Darling – International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy Conference/Beyond Developmental State Working Group (Hague, July 2013)

Rwanda Mimeses: Copying in Process or Failing to Copy? – International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy Conference/Institutions Working Group (Hague, July 2013)

The Political Logic of the Military Enterprise: The Case of Rwanda - Oxford Central Africa Forum (Oxford, November 2013)

Briefings: 

Swedish Foreign Embassy (Rwanda Economy and Rwanda Development) - September 2012

Nike Charitable Foundation (Rwanda Economy and Rwanda Development) - August 2013

Affiliations

Political Studies Association (PSA) - United Kingdom
Institutions for Sustainable Peace (ISP) Network
International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE)
Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) - Founder & Co-ordinator

Teaching

Courses Taught