Category Archives: Development

Fairtrade Banana versus Dollar Banana: A study of a neo-colonial relationship in Costa Rica

Layla Zaglul // International Development // Wednesday 26th April 2017 // 1-3pm // Arts C133 Fairtrade advertising campaigns make a promise to the consumers: if they buy this product, they are assuring that the people who make that product are getting fair wages … Continue reading

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Seeing and Being Indigenous at COP-21: Who are indigenous people and what are they for?

George Byrne // International Development // Wednesday 22nd March 2017 // 3-4pm // Arts C 133 In the so called ‘middle grounds’, the mutually comprehensible spaces on cultural frontiers, some people who are indigenous apparently become something else. They continue to … Continue reading

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Challenge and challenges: Dalits’ assertion of right to own land amidst the dominance of the ‘upper’ caste in western Maharashtra, India

Titiksha Shukla//International Development//9th April//1-2 pm//Room C133 Land ownership among Dalits (ex-untouchables) has an economic and symbolic value. Denial of landownership to them, through the caste Hindu order, was one of the many terms of exclusion on which domination of the … Continue reading

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Diverse Forms of Environmental Participation: Case Studies of Mining in China and India

Pin-Hsien Wu//International Development//26th of March//1-2 pm//Arts C133   Abstract: This lecture presents parts of the findings of my PhD research, which is based on the fieldwork conducted in China and India during 2011 to 2012. The research aims to understand … Continue reading

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Institutions, Water and Socio-economic Change

Suhas R. Bhasme // Development Studies // 17th April // 1-2pm // Arts C 133 In 1990s with the introduction of irrigation reforms in India an initiative was taken in a direction to transfer the control of irrigation system to local famers by … Continue reading

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