Michael’s research examines the emergence of development narratives over the past century, and conflicts between different narratives held by competing actors operating in the developmental space. In particular, he is interested in the multiple roles which ‘development’ as a process and idea takes on, and synergies between power, politics and development in the North and South. Michael has undertaken work on security issues in East Africa, including a survey of conflict, crime and security in Kenya. He has also worked on a diagnostic survey of DFID’s engagement with faith-based groups, East and Horn of Africa section. Michael is a regular contributor of expert briefing documents on a wide range of political, social and health issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Jennings, Michael (2008) Surrogates of the State: Non-Governmental Organisations, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania. Bloomfield, Ct: Kumarian Press.
Jennings, Michael (2007) Surrogates of the State. NGOs, Development, and Ujamaa in Tanzania. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.
van Wees, Sibylle Herzig and Jennings, Michael (2021) 'The challenges of donor engagement with faith-based organizations in Cameroon’s health sector: a qualitative study'. Health Policy and Planning, (36) 4, pp 464-472.
van Wees, Sibylle Herzig and Sop, Maturin Desire Sop and Betsi, Emmanuel and Olongo, Silvere Antoine and Jennings, Michael (2021) 'The role of faith-based health professions schools in Cameroon’s health system'. Global Public Health, (16) 6, pp 895-910.
Jennings, Michael and Clarke, Matthew and Feeny, Simon and Westhorp, Gill and Donohue, Cara (2020) 'A Potent Fuel?: Faith Identity And Development Impact In World Vision Community Programming'. Journal of International Development, (33) 1, pp 70-85.
Jennings, Michael (2015) 'The precariousness of the franchise state: Voluntary sector health services and international NGOs in Tanzania, 1960s – mid-1980s'. Social Science & Medicine, (141), pp 1-8.
Jennings, Michael (2013) 'Common Counsel, Common Policy: Healthcare, Missions and the Rise of the ‘Voluntary Sector’ in Colonial Tanzania'. Development and Change, (44) 4, pp 939-963.
Jennings, Michael (2013) 'Common Counsel, Common Policy: Healthcare, Missions and the Rise of the Voluntary Sector in Colonial Tanzania'. Development and Change, (44) 4, pp 939-963.
Jennings, Michael and Mercer, Claire (2011) 'Réhabiliter les nationalismes : convivialité et conscience nationale en Tanzanie post-coloniale’ [Rehabilitating Nationalisms: Conviviality and National Consciousness in Post-Colonial Tanzania]'. Politique Africaine, (121), pp 87-106.
Jennings, Michael (2009) 'Building Better People: Modernity and Utopia in Late Colonial Tanganyika'. Journal of Eastern African Studies, (3) 1, pp 94-111.
Jennings, Michael (2008) 'Healing of Bodies, Salvation of Souls’: Missionary Medicine in Colonial Tanganyika, 1870s-1939'. Journal of Religion in Africa, (38) 1, pp 27-56.
Jennings, Michael (2007) '"A Very Real War": Popular Participation in Development in Tanzania During the 1950s & 1960s'. International Journal of African Historical Studies, (40) 1, pp 71-95.
Jennings, Michael and Burton, Andrew (2007) 'The Emperor's New Clothes? Continuities in governance in late colonial and early post-colonial East Africa'. International Journal of African Historical Studies, (40) 1, pp 1-25.
Jennings, Michael (2005) 'Chinese Medicine and Medical Pluralism in Dar es Salaam: Globalisation or Glocalisation?'. International Relations, (19) 4, pp 457-474.
Jennings, Michael (2003) ''We Must Run While Others Walk': Popular Participation and Development Crisis in Tanzania, 1961-9'. The Journal of Modern African Studies, (41) 2, pp 163-187.
Jennings, Michael (2002) '"Almost an Oxfam in Itself": Oxfam, Ujamaa and Development in Tanzania in the 1960s and 70s'. African Affairs, (101) 405, pp 509-30.
Jennings, Michael (2002) 'This Mysterious and Intangible Enemy: health and disease amongst the early UMCA missionaries 1860 - 1918'. Social History of Medicine, (15) 1, pp 65-87.
Jennings, Michael and Clarke, Gerard, (eds.), (2008) Development, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organisations: Bridging the Sacred and the Secular. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jennings, Michael and Barrow, Ondine, (eds.), (2001) The Charitable Impulse: Non-Governmental Organisations in East and North-East Africa. James Currey Publishers.
Barrow, Ondine and Jennings, Michael, (eds.), (2001) The Charitable Impulse: NGOs and Development in East and North-East Africa. Oxford: James Currey.
Jennings, Michael (2016) 'Common witness, common cause: Beyond Boundaries in faith-based development action'. In: Ware, Anthony and Clarke, Matthew, (eds.), Development Across Faith Boundaries. Abingdon; New York, NY: Routledge, pp 16-32.
Jennings, Michael (2016) 'Doing Good While They Can: International volunteers, development and politics in early Independence Tanzania'. In: Price, Ruth and Brown, Hannah, (eds.), Volunteer Economies: The Politics and Ethics of Voluntary Labour in Africa. Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, pp 119-139.
Jennings, Michael (2016) '‘Development is Very Political in Tanzania’: Oxfam and the Chunya Integrated Development Programme 1972–76'. In: Young, Tom, (ed.), Readings in the International Relations of Africa. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp 77-92.
Jennings, Michael (2015) 'Cooperation and competition: missions, the colonial state and constructing a health system in colonial Tanganyika'. In: Greenwood, Anna, (ed.), Beyond the State: The Colonial Medical Service in British Africa. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp 153-173.
Jennings, Michael (2014) 'Bridging the Local and the Global: Faith-Based Organisations and the Emergence of the Non-State Provider Sector in Tanzania'. In: Maclean, Lauren and Cammett, Melani, (eds.), The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp 119-136.
Jennings, Michael (2013) 'NGOs'. In: Cheeseman, Nic and Anderson, David M and Scheibler, Andrea, (eds.), Routledge Handbook for African Politics. Abingdon: Routledge, pp 322-333.
Jennings, Michael (2013) 'Do Not Turn Away a Poor Man: Faith-Based Organisations and Development'. In: Clarke, Matthew, (ed.), Handbook of Research on Religion and Development. Cheltenham and Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, pp 359-375.
Jennings, Michael (2013) 'FBOs in Tanzania'. In: Clarke, Matthew, (ed.), Handbook of Research on Religion and Development. Cheltenham and Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, pp 491-504.
Jennings, Michael (2007) 'HIV and AIDS'. Oxford Analytica, Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Issues to 2012. Oxford: Oxford Analytica, pp 60-66.
Jennings, Michael (2006) 'Missions and maternal and child health care in colonial Tanganyika, 1919-1939'. In: Hardiman, David, (ed.), Healing bodies, saving souls : medical missions in Asia and Africa. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp 227-250.
Jennings, Michael (2006) 'Tanzania, 2001-2002'. Africa Contemporary Record. New York: Holmes & Meier, pp 540-559.
Jennings, Michael (2006) 'Using Archives'. In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Robert, (eds.), Doing Development Research. London: Sage Publications, pp 241-250.
Jennings, Michael (2005) 'A Short History of Failure? Development Processes over the Course of the Twentieth Century'. In: Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul and Zafarullah, Habib, (eds.), Handbook of International Development Governance. New York: Marcel Dekker, pp 599-610.
Jennings, Michael (2005) 'Getting the Research Questions Right and Getting the Right Data'. In: Holland, Jeremy and Campbell, John, (eds.), Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Development Research. Rugby: ITDG Publications, pp 27-36.
Jennings, Michael (2005) 'A Century of Development: Policy and Process in Sub-Saharan Africa'. Africa South of the Sahara. London: Europa, pp 30-35.
Jennings, Michael (2011) ‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Aid : A Red Herring or the Future of Aid?. London: Centre for Development Policy and Research, Development Viewpoint 62.
Jennings, Michael (2015) 'Kenya: Recent History'.
Jennings, Michael (2015) 'Tanzania: Recent History'.
Jennings, Michael (2015) 'Uganda: Recent History'.
Jennings, Michael (2014) 'Beyond the Tangles of Civil Society' Journal of the OASIS International Foundation.
Jennings, Michael (2012) 'International NGOs must address their accountability deficit' The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog.
Jennings, Michael (2011) 'Buying cheap isn’t always best for development.' The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog.
Jennings, Michael (2009) 'Commentary on “Five reasons why Africa matters to the world”' Europe's World, 13.
Jennings, Michael (2008) 'The Mo Ibrahim Prize and Governance Index.' Royal African Society Website.
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