SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

PhD Students in the Department of Development Studies

Lord Aikins Adusei
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An Island of Peace in an ocean of turbulence: Understanding the sources of Ghana’s stability and limited economic progress

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Chris Büscher
Chris Büscher

Water and development in a variegated capitalism. Dutch water aid & trade development reproducing and transforming water access in Mozambique


Weiwei Chen
Weiwei Chen

The Dynamics of Chinese Private OFDI in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Light Manufacturing Industry and Construction Materials Industry



Francesco Formichella
Formichella Francesco

The Value of the Global Value Chains: Fragmentation of Production, Vertically-Specialized Industrialization, and Uneven Capitalist Development (working title)

Daniel Fuchs
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Hegemony and Labour Politics in the People's Republic of China. Labour conflicts and hegemonic state strategies in the context of industrial relocation to Western China




Catarina Inverso
Catarina Inverso

From War to Peace as Conflict goes on: Reinventing the state of ignoring it? Assessing the activities of armed groups and trading networks in the border regions of DRC, Uganda and South Sudan (working title)





Claire Marcel
Claire Marcel

What is the relationship between immigration controls, labour market structures and experiences of precarity in different spheres of the lives of migrant workers in the cleaning and agricultural sectors in the UK? (working title)



Roshni Menon
Roshni Menon

Land-pooling for the ‘smart city’ of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: Inclusive development or land dispossession in a different guise?



Aruna Pandey
Aruna Pandey

Institutional Models to Resolve Conflicts over Natural Resource Governance: Role of Community Enterprises and Solidarity Economy





Caitlin Sturridge
Caitlin Sturridge

How can changing rural-urban livelihoods build households’ capacity to adapt to growing resource scarcity? A political ecology of mobility and translocality in Laikipia, Kenya (working title).




Aled Williams
Aled Williams

Shaping Room for Manoeuvre: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation as a Forest Policy Choice in Indonesia (working title)

Khadija Yakubu
Khadija Yakubu

GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN AFRICAN CITIES: Structures and Practices in Northern Nigeria for Sustainable Development; A Case Study of Kaduna Metropolis.