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Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development- A Review

by Laura Bennett Given the events that continue to dominate world politics, I was only too eager to attend the talk entitled ‘Brexit, Trump and the Implications for Development’, featuring a very diverse range of speakers. The discussion was chaired

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Liberia, Ebola and the Pitfalls of State-building

by Priska Dibiasi The Sussex Africa Centre and the Institute of Development Studies recently invited Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey from the University of Oxford to discuss her latest research at a joint event. She presented her findings at the event entitled

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Proving Torture

Demanding the impossible- Home Office mistreatment of expert medical evidence by Rosa Jones Empathy is a complex emotion. It is not always readily elicited when the matter in concern is torture. The subject disturbs our natural sense of justice to

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Britain is right to celebrate the abolition of slavery, but must acknowledge excesses of empire

As the UK celebrates its role in the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, it’s important to recognise that Britain’s humanitarianism was ultimately cut from the same cloth as imperial expansion. by Alan Lester Britain’s Anti-Slavery Day should remind

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Unearthing the senses in our experience of woodlands

by Karis Jade Petty This blog post originally appeared on the Woodland Trust News and Blog. Have you ever stood in a woodland and closed your eyes, even for a few moments? Could you hear the rummaging of the squirrel,

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Risk, Property, and the Politics of Nature

Last year, the School of Global Studies (through the Centre for Global Political Economy), in conjunction with the ESRC STEPS Centre, held a conference on the Financialisation of Nature. The conference produced some exciting and thought-provoking dialogue on this important

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Wildlife or domestic animals?

Last year, the School of Global Studies (through the Centre for Global Political Economy), in conjunction with the ESRC STEPS Centre, held a conference on the Financialisation of Nature. The conference produced some exciting and thought-provoking dialogue on this important

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Looking at people’s everyday behaviour, is it a good idea to put a price on nature?

Last year, the School of Global Studies (through the Centre for Global Political Economy), in conjunction with the ESRC STEPS Centre, held a conference on the Financialisation of Nature. The conference produced some exciting and thought-provoking dialogue on this important

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Time to Throw out the Balance Sheet

This essay was originally published in the Snapshots of Empire project blog. It is reposted here with the permission of the author. by Alan Lester A bit of a departure from our standard project blog, this essay responds to the latest

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Insights from Inside the Idomeni Refugee Camp

Zoe Gilchrist is second-year Geography/ International Development student currently on an intermission year from Sussex. She is currently in Idomeni, Greece volunteering with the solidarity action kitchen Aid Delivery Mission. She has written the following account of her experiences there. 

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