Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Interested Scholars

The following scholars are interested in this topic:

I study Chinese foreign policy in Africa. I am interested in a wide range of topics such as Chinese peacekeeping missions, Chinese private security companies, and other Chinese military presence in Africa.

Currently Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. I have teaching courses in International Relations Theories, Politics of Africa, International Human Rights, International Law and Organizations, Democracy and Development, Contemporary Global Politics and Transnationalism. My current research interests in the main, migration, human rights, conflict resolution, transnational involvement in the Horn of Africa, political communities in Africa.

A Poland and Germany trained legal academician, since five years in East Africa. Interested in comparative research on all areas of constitutional law and law of regional integration. And in Public International Law.

I have recently completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Essex. My work is part of a growing area of academic scholarship, which challenges the dominant ‘human trafficking’ narratives/discourses. My doctoral research is aimed at exploring the responses to child trafficking in South Asia particularly in Nepal. This research looks at the issues of child trafficking in Nepal by taking a critical stance on the concept of trafficking, by looking at the ways national and international legislations formulate this concepts and how in turn this is made sense of in practice by various law enforces and implementation agencies, including international non-government organisations (INGOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

I have several years of professional work experience in the field of sexual reproductive health, gender, and human rights issues working with various I/NGOs in Nepal.
I currently teach Policy, Punishment and Society at the University of Essex and I am also a visiting lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton.

PhD Candidate United States Academic Discipline: Political Science Interests Keywords: authoritarian regimes; political institutions; political behavior; gender politics; foreign aid About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Justice and Strong Institutions, No Poverty, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Sub-Saharan Africa Components of the GCRF I [...]

I am interested in the social dimensions of disaster preparedness using a critical and comparative framework. Also interested in education and social justice / inequality.

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, [...]

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.

Dr. Daniel Rio Tinto holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK), where he worked with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS). His doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Tracing the Security Dilemma in Civil Wars: how fear and insecurity can lead to intra-state violence?’ and evaluates the performance of the Security Dilemma as an explanation for the outbreak of violence in civil wars, drawing from the cases of post-decolonization violence in Angola and Mozambique. Daniel also holds a Master in Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lisbon’s New University (NOVA-FCSH) and a BA in International Relations from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Daniel’s broad research interests include International Relations Theory, International Security, Conflict Studies, Defence Studies, Political Violence, Civil Wars & Intra-State Conflicts, Nuclear Politics, The Changing Character of War, Insurgencies & Asymmetric Warfare, Peace Operations, Civil Defence & Safety, Strategy on Conventional (Air, Land & Sea) & Non-Conventional (NBC, Remote, Cyber, Space) Environments, Case-study Methodology and Process Tracing Techniques. His regional expertise covers sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Currently, Dr. Rio Tinto is a Nuclear Security Fellow (Stanton Foundation) with the School of International Relations, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo (FGV-SP), where he is working on a project on the impact of armed violence and criminal activities on the nuclear security challenges and policies, particularly looking at Brazil’s context, and part of a wider project on the relationship between nuclear politics and internal conflict. Previously, Daniel has contributed to the Brazilian Naval War College (EGN), the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB), the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), the Portuguese Institute for National Defence (IDN) and Oxford Analytica.

Foremost interested in the security-development nexus and state fragility, including insurgency/counterinsurgency and aid approaches. Most of my research is centred upon Afghanistan within the ‘Global War on Terror’ context, however I am additionally interested in sustainability and comprehensive/integrated approaches toward stabilisation. My preferred approach is within phenomenology, qualitative and critical – mostly through a mode of discourse analysis (such as Institutional Frame Analysis).

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