Development Studies Events
- Beyond Neoliberalism or Capitalism? The Latin American Experience
Professor Henry Veltmeyer (Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, México)
Latin America is currently caught up in a vortex of forces of social change generated in the process of capitalist development. This seminar will explore the diverse forms taken by the resistance to the advance of capital in the region over the course of the neoliberal era. It is argued that Latin America is a virtual laboratory of diverse experiments in the search for an alternative pathway and different models of post-development.
- Reflecting on “Transnationalism and Refugee Studies” 20 years on
Seteney Shami, Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS)
- Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas
SYMPOSIUM: Dr Alpa Shah (LSE, University of London), Kheya Bag (New Left Review)
Alpa Shah and Kheya Bag discuss some of the insights in Shah's new book, Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerillas.
- Profiting from Instability? Traders, Farmers and Inequality in US
Joseph Baines (King’s College London)
- A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats?”: Climate, Power and Violence in Translocal Cambodia
Laurie Parson, Royal Holloway
- Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism
Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)
Black radicalism is one of the most misunderstood political philosophies that exist. Conflated with extremism, narrow versions of nationalism and misogynistic organisations, it has largely been dismissed or overlooked as the ‘evil twin on the civil rights movement’.
- Caste, Class and Agrarian Transition in Western Tamil Nadu, India
Judith Heyer (Oxford)
- The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism
Dr Jessica Whyte (University of Western Sydney)
In 1927, the leading Austrian School neoliberal thinker Ludwig von Mises published a scathing attack on European colonial imperialism, which he described as antithetical to all the principles of liberalism.
- Migration, Crisis and Beyond
Nicola Montagna, Middlesex
- The Wild East: India’s Criminal Economy and Politics
Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)
In the 21st century, many parts of the South Asian subcontinent are being conquered not by settler-migrants (as was the case in the Wild West) but by unruly and illegal forms of capital.
- Women's Work in Mozambique: Gender Relations, Social
Sara Stevano (University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol)
- Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War
- Power, Politics, and Profit: The History of Food Aid in Conflict and Protracted Crisis
PANEL: Dr Susanne Jaspars (SOAS University of London), Professor Laura Hammond (SOAS University of London), Professor David Keen (LSE)
Food aid, and its withdrawal, has been used for a range of objectives: to support or undermine states or political movements, to save lives and support livelihoods, and to encourage self-reliance and – presently – resilience. In situations of conflict, states and leaders have diverted food aid to gain resources and authority or restricted it as part of counter-insurgency tactics. In the longer term, it becomes part of a country’s political economy.
- What are we afraid of? Risk evaluation and immigration detention
Anna Lindley, SOAS