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 […]


Drs. Chasca Twyman, Johan Oldekop and Jojo Nem Singh secure ESRC funds to develop a workshop series on Natural Resource Management

SIID are pleased to announce that three of our staff members, Drs. Chasca Twyman, Johan Oldekop and Jojo Nem Singh, have been awarded an ESRC Research Seminars Series grant to fund workshops on the theme: “Interdisciplinary Exchanges: Natural resource management in the 21st century” This two-year seminar series will aim to identify and address current […]


Prof. Jean Grugel to be Series Editor for new book series: ‘Development, Justice & Citizenship’

We are pleased to announce that SIID Director, Professor Jean Grugel, will be the Series Editor for a new book series entitled ‘Development, Justice & Citizenship’, as part of the ‘IPE, Development and Environment’ series within Palgrave Macmillan.

The book series will explore the multiple and complex interactions between human rights, citizenship, justice and development. It aims to showcase theoretical and empirical studies of the multi-level struggles for justice by and for ordinary people.


Developing a Sheffield & South Yorkshire Development Community

In July, SIID co-hosted a workshop with IOD PARC aimed at bringing together international development actors from Sheffield and the surrounding region to network, build connections and look at opportunities for collaboration. The event highlighted what a thriving development community there is in South Yorkshire, and the breadth of knowledge and interests that exist within […]


Dr. Johan Oldekop on Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Land Tenure is not Enough

Dr. Johan Oldekop has written an article on the issue of land tenure and local governance in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sustainable Livelihoods newsletter. The article highlights the importance of understanding the socio-economic and conservation trade-offs that influence local decision-making processes, and is written as […]