Assistant Professor United States Academic Discipline: Political Science Interests Keywords: Civil Society, Elections, Gender Politics, governance About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Justice and Strong Institutions, No Poverty, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Quality Education I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Eastern Mediterranean States, Gulf States, [...]
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My research investigates the political economy of governance and environmental management in developing countries. One main strand of my research addresses the ways that foreign donors can support better environmental management in the countries where they work. My book Giving Aid Effectively examines when and why member states and civil society groups can make the multilateral development banks, which manage approximately half of all international development finance, responsive to their environmental performance. Other recent projects investigate when foreign aid catalyzes private sector investment in emerging technologies, when externally-financed institution building persists over time, and how remotely sensed data can be used as part of geospatial impact evaluation to improve the evidence behind environment and development interventions.
Another main strand of my research investigates experimentally the effects of transparency on governance and political accountability. I am currently leading or co-leading several field experiments that investigate when information about the programmatic performance of politicians changes vote choice, whether citizen-sourced data on public services improves the governance of urban public services, how transparency encourages citizens to seek accountability from governments, why national-level transparency rating programs affect the actions of local governments in authoritarian contexts. All of these field experiments are designed and implemented as part of strong partnerships with implementing agencies around the world.
Current research is in the area of global environmental politics; governance and political structures at the local level through to the level of international organisations that include the United Nations and the World Bank; the participation of indigenous peoples in global governance; and the role of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador in environmental protection based on fieldwork conducted in 2016. Ongoing primary research in New York with participants from Ecuadorian indigenous communities, environmental lawyers and Corporate Social Responsibility institutions.
PhD Candidate Hungary Academic Discipline: Anthropology, Sociology Interests Keywords: intersectionality, irregular migration, refugee protection and integration, South-South migration About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Components of the GCRF I am interested in: refugee protection and integration
I am interested in semantics, syntax, and lexical semantics and, especially, the syntax-semantics interface. In particular, I’m interested in the question of possible verb meanings and how the meaning of a verb derives argument realization. My dissertation (completed in May 2016) investigated the interface between verb meaning and morphosyntax in Bantu languages, looking at the syntax and semantics of applicative and causative morphology. Other topics of interest are copular verbs, agreement, grammatical complexity, lexical semantic typology, tense/aspect, and motion predicates. I have conducted fieldwork in East Africa on three languages: Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Lubukusu (Kenya), and Chichewa (Malawi).
Lecturer United Kingdom Academic Discipline: Psychology, Sociology Interests Keywords: Gender, Health, Middle East, Reproductive Health, Women’s Agency About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Reduced Inequalities I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Gulf States, Northern Africa Components of the GCRF I am [...]
I hold a PhD in public international law and political science from the school of law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The theme of the thesis is human security within the framework of collective security and the use of force. I am currently a post- doc researcher in international law at the University of Macedonia and member of the International Laboratory for International Studies in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, which is located at the school of Economics and Political Science of Aristotle University. Apart from public international law I have studied at the postgraduate level, public law, focusing on migrants’ rights and political philosophy and I have conducted my Mphil at international terrorism. I have presented papers in international conferences and I have publications in international journals. I am a lawyer, focusing on human and refugee rights. I am also a columnist and politically active in Greece. I am currently working on issues related to Artificial Intelligence.
I joined Essex Business School in November 2013. Previously I held posts at Queen’s University Belfast (2007-2013) and Middlesex University Business School (1996-2007). I have published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in areas such as social entrepreneurship, hybrid businesses, green supply chain management, the role of business in development, sustainability discourse, and ecopreneuring. I was the principal investigator on the ESRC funded Trickle Out Africa Project (2011 – present) which considers the impact of social and environmental enterprises on poverty alleviation and sustainable development across the 19 countries of Southern and Eastern Africa. The online Trickle Out Directory now lists over 2000 social purpose ventures. I am also the UK host of a Newton Advanced Fellowship with Dr Silvia Pinheiro from Brazil on “Inclusion and formalization of Amazonian informal entrepreneurs into MNC value chains – mechanisms, partnerships and impacts”. I also run the South Africa PhD partnership network in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. I am a member of the ESRC peer review college, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Council social science funding panel.
My research was inspired by the wide concern about the security implications of climate change. I especially pay attention to the mechanism under which climate variability might exacerbate different types of intrastate conflicts, including non-violent and violent conflicts. In addition, I am also interested in how information-driven coordinating collective phenomena unfold with security threats in place. Specifically, I will focus on the signal processing between political elites and mass public to identify the relationship between information signal processing and the diffusion of conflicts in space and time. Individuals do not form opinions, beliefs, and actions in an isolated environment but are exposed to social influence through social networks and physical, ideological, cultural, or emotional proximity to others.
I am a Criminologist and Geographer who specialises in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). My PhD is about unreported domestic abuse in Essex, UK. Prior to my PhD I worked for many years in local and central government research.