SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Recently Completed PhDs in Development Studies

  • Public Services and Social Cohesion at Risk? The Political Economy of Democratic Decentralisation in Post-War Sierra Leone (2004 - 2014) (2018)
  • Agrarian Accumulation in Liberalised India: A Study of Capitalist Farmers in Punjab (2018)
  • The Defeat of Hebrew Labour? Neoliberalism, Settler Colonialism, and the Workers' Movement in Israel (2018)
  • Navigating (in)visibility: the everyday lives of African women in crisis Greece (2018)
  • Citizenship at Intersections: Caste, Class, and Gender in India (2018)
  • Marginalisation and Environmental Degradation: The Case of the Khasi People in Bangladesh (2018)
  • The Internationalisation of the Korean Developmental State: The Role of Development Aid (2017)
  • Interrogating Inclusive Natural Resources Governance: Comparing Brazil and South Africa (2017)
  • Britain's Relationship with the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Post-Cold War era (2017)
  • Globalisation, Neoliberalism and the Transformation of Higher Education in Punjab, India (2017)
  • Governing Technological Change and the Paradox of Competitiveness: An Analysis of State Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in Trinidad and Tobago (2017)
  • "In the Union I Found Myself": The Impact of Collectivization of Informal Economy Women Workers on Gender Relations within the Home (2017)
  • The Gulf Arab States and Egypt's Political Economy: Examining New Spaces of Food and Agribusiness (2017)
  • 'This word, it is for Murle, not meant for other people': The politics of Murle identity, experiences of violence and of the state in Boma, South Sudan (2017)
  • Reworking Territory, Assembling Scale: Labour's Agency in Lao Border Manufacturing (2017)
  • Labour Relations in Lebanon: Trials and Tribulations of the Labour Movement (2017)
  • On Technology: Second-order Constraints in Underdeveloped Economies, with special reference to Ethiopia (2017)
  • Revisiting the agrarian question: coffee, flowers and Ethiopia's new capitalists (2017)
  • Entrepreneurship and SME Sector Development in Post-genocide Rwanda:  A search for the 'Missing Middle' (2016)
  • Occupation, Politics and Formation of the Iraqi NGO Sector (2016)
  • The Acceleration of Privatisation in Turkey: Why in the last decade?  (2016)
  • The Growth of Higher Education in Somaliland: Implications to the Higher Education-Development Nexus (2016)
  • Media Imperialism in the Age of Globalisation - The Case of India and Pakistan (2016)
  • From Impartiality to Humanitarian Triage: An Ethnography of Three Non-Governmental Projects in Pakistan (2016)
  • Industrialising China, Escaping Labour: Economic Development and the Agency of Migrant Labour in Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province (2016)
  • Reinventing the Wheel: Labour, Development and Global Car Production in Post-1970s China and Mexico (2016)
  • Interrogating Inclusive Natural Resources Governance: Comparing Brazil and South Africa (2016)
  • The Mutation of Islamic Politics and the Demise of the Kemalist State in Turkey (2016)
  • The Political Economy of the Opium/Heroin Trade in Shan State, Myanmar 1988 - 2012 (2016)
  • Fighting for Patronage: American counterinsurgency and the Afghan Local Police (2015)
  • A Political Economy of Water in Lebanon: Water Resource Management, Infrastructure Production, and the International Development Complex (2015)
  • Post-conflict Agrarian Change in Angonia: Land, Labour and the Organization of Production in the Mozambique-Malawi Borderland (2015)
  • The Political Economy of Development Finance: The BNDES and Brazilian Industrialisation (2015)
  • Narrating Peace: Somaliland Women's Experiences with Post-Conflict Reconstruction (2015)
  • Hezbollah, a Historical Materialist Analysis (2015)
  • Ordinary & Extraordinary Resistances: The Struggle for Land and Space by the Palestinian Citizens of Israel (2015)
  • The State, Society and International Interventions in Timor-Leste: Creating Conditions for Violence? (2015)
  • Integrating Social and Clinical Services for Improving Maternal Health Care: Lessons from Mali and Ghana (2015)
  • Local Governance in the Age of Liberal Interventionism: Governance Relations in the post-2001 Afghanistan (2015)
  • Bringing Operaismo to Gurgaon: a study of labour composition and resistance practices in the Indian Auto Industry (2015)
  • In the Cracks of the Big City: What Economic Opportunities for Palestinian-Origin Jordanians of East Amman since 1989? (2015)
  • Food Sovereignty and the Via Campesina in Mexico and Ecuador: Class Dynamics, Struggles for Autonomy and the Politics of Resistance (2015)
  • Class Interest Shapes Political Decisions: a case-study of agricultural policies in post-liberalisation Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Karnataka (2015)
  • Political Economy of Neoliberal Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Statebuilding in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 1993-2013  (2015)
  • Indigenous Farmers' Rural-Urban Migration and Agrobiodiversity Conservation. Exploring Connections in the Bolivian Altiplano Norte (2015)
  • Powerful Publics: Civil Society and Transitions to Democracy - A Case Study of Associational Life in Tunisia 2011-2013 (2015)
  • Cambodian Urban Poverty: Labour, Land and Insecurity - Why development has failed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2015)
  • Building Citizens. Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) Process in Colombia, 2002-2010 (2015)
  • The Elite Bargain, Economic Nationalism and the Developmental State in Rwanda (2015)
  • Postconflict Borderlands: the Micro-dynamics of Violence in Nepal's Central-Eastern Tarai, 2007-2009 (2014)
  • New Social Movements and Media: The Case of the Justice for Bhopal Movement in India (2014)
    Narratives of Human Rights: Universal Concepts Brought into Focus Through the Lenses of Life Stories - HIV, Stigma and Law in Malawi (2014)
  • Social Boundaries, Political Elite Bargains and (Dis)order in Guinea-Bissau, 1974-1998 (2014)
    'Making our own means': Counter-Narratives in Squatter Memories of Violence, Resistance and Transition in the Western Cape (2014)
  • The Political Economy of the Kurdish Question in Turkey: De-Development in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia (2014)
  • The interface between central and local interests in Malawi's democratic decentralisation: The case of Salima District Council (2014)
  • The consequences of co-option: NGOs, the Left and social change in Nepal (2014)
  • The Price of Protection - Gender, violence and power in Afghanistan (2013)
  • Cooperative Enterprises and Agricultural Development - The Case of Lebanon (2013)
  • Political Economy of Rural Female Labour: A Study of Labour Relations in East Uttar Pradesh (UP), India (2013)
  • Liberal Cosmopolitan and Realist Approaches to Gulf Wars 1991 and 2003: The Role of Discourse in Decision Making (2012; Ahmed Ijaz Malik)
  • Negotiating War and the Liberal Peace: National NGOs, Legitimacy and the Politics of Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka 2006-7 (2010)
  • The Architecture of Production and Labour Control in the Indian Garment Industry: Informalisation and Upgrading in the Global Economy (2009)
  • Youth in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Exploring Transition, Globalization and Youth Culture in the Ferghana Valley (2009)
  • The Politics of Development in Rural Rajasthan (India): Evidence from Water Conservation and Watershed Development Initiatives since the Early 1990s (2009)
  • Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Development in Ghana with Reference to the Tamale Municipal Assembly (2008)
  • Building an African World Class City: The Politics of World City Making in Johannesburg, South Africa (2008)
  • (The Production of) Who Is A Refugee? (2008)