Research Cluster MemberIndia; labour, social movements and globalisation; labour and the ILO; labour and caste in India; agrarian political economy.
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Political economy and sociology of globalisation; global power structure and grand strategy; empire theory and US hegemony; politics and development of the Middle East and North Africa; sociology of religion; Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism; social change and social theory.
Political economy of labour migration, class and capitalism in the Middle East. With a focus on the the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Palestine, and the dynamics of regional accumulation.
Political Economy; Emerging finance capitalism; Privatization; Alternative development; Banking, finance, and development; Mexico, Turkey, other emerging capitalisms; State-capital-labour relations; State theory; Internationalization.
Trans-nationality with particular reference to migration; refugee regime; borders and NGOs.
East Asia, labour relations in China and Vietnam, trade union reform in China and Vietnam, labour and social movements in China, labour migration in China.
Political economy of development, labour markets and informalisation, agrarian change, urbanisation, privatisation, aid effectiveness, Africa, Tanzania.
Convenor of the Aid and Development unit on the MSc in Development Studies.
Aid policies and practices, role of foreign and indigenous civil society organisations in Africa, issues affecting informal sector workers. Doctoral research on trade unions and NGOs in Tanzania, published as Civil Society as a Conflictual Sphere in Post-liberalization Tanzania. Currently researching the influence of trade unions on labour practices in Sierra Leone and Tanzania and working on issues affecting informal sector workers in Ghana. Worked in the aid sector and on political economy issues in the Sudan and Bulgaria.
Political Economy of Development. Agrarian Change in Southern Africa. Violence, conflict and Development. Borderlands and state-building processes. Extractive industries and capitalist transitions.