13.09.21

Understanding dramatic change in the UK’s International Development NGO sector

By Nicola Banks, Senior Lecturer, Global Development Institute and Dan Brockington, Professor, The University of Sheffield    The last 18 months have been some of the most challenging ever for the UK charitable sector, especially those working in international development. As the dust from 2018’s catastrophic safeguarding scandals began to settle, the Covid-19 pandemic hit globally. As […]

29.06.21

Urban protests in Colombia: What are they about, and how have cities been affected by the violence?

By Carlos Tobar Tovar (Universidad Javeriana Cali), Stephany Vargas Rojas (Universidad Javeriana Cali), and Melanie Lombard (University of Sheffield)     The violence that erupted from Colombia’s ongoing national strike took many by surprise. The protests, which started on 28 April in response to proposed tax reforms, have resulted in weeks of social unrest. Despite […]

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19.02.21

The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?

by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS   The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]

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26.10.20

Home as a site for civil society and global development

by Dr. Sarah Peck, University of Northumbria   Photo by author (2020). Artwork by Jo Peel.  The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown new light on our working spaces, and the role, suitability and function of the home as space of work. This focus on the home as a workspace emphasises some of the racialised, gendered and […]

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16.09.20

Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics

By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography)   How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]

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28.08.20

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

by Maha Rafi Atal, Lisa Ann Richey & Dan Brockington   George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is […]

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