Dr. Lorenza Fontana published in Oxford Working Paper Series

SIID Research Associate, Dr. Lorenza Fontana has published a paper as part of the Oxford Department of International Development Working Paper Series: “From Neoliberal Multiculturalism to Plurinational Developmentalism: Land Reform, Rural Movements and Intra-societal Conflicts in Contemporary Bolivia” This paper looks at the recent wave of conflicts over land and resources among social organizations in […]


Professor Jean Grugel blogs for the New Internationalist

SIID Director, Professor Jean Grugel, has written a piece for the New Internationalist, entitled “Internationalism is about global justice- and the World Cup too” The article comes as part of of the ‘Internationalist blogging series‘, timed to coincide with the with the magazine’s 40th anniversary.  The series brings together leading writers, thinkers and activists to […]


Meet the SIID Advisory Board

A high level Advisory Board has been established as part of the institute’s strategy to engage with and be informed by international development activities in partner HE institutions and non HE sectors including NGO, local and national government, the media and think tanks. In September, SIID held it’s first external Advisory Board meeting, bringing together […]


Registration now open for Graduate School Training Workshops

Based on the success of last year, the SIID Graduate School will be running four workshops, available to all UoS postgraduate students and across the White Rose DTC, on development research/research in the Global South. The themes of the workshops are as follows: Researching the Global South: Investigating Everyday Practices 18th November 1.30-4.30pm, ICOSS Conference […]


Jacint Jordana joins SIID as a Visiting Professor

Professor Jacint Jordana will be joining SIID as a visiting professor in November to work with Director of SIID Professor Jean Grugel. Jacint Jordana is a professor of political science and public administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and is also the Director of IBEI, an inter-university research institute devoted to international studies. His […]


“Citizens Against Corruption: Lessons From the Front Line” Pierre Landell-Mills Seminar: 13th Nov

Wednesday 13th November, 12-1pm Ron Johnston Research Room, Department of Geography Good governance is widely viewed as critical to achieving rapid and sustained development. The challenge is to establish the rule of law and make governments more transparent, responsive and accountable. There is growing evidence that well-conceived citizens’ activism can be effective in fighting corruption […]