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Rethinking rebel rule: How Mai-Mai groups in eastern Congo govern

This post by Kasper Hoffmann (University of Copenhagen) and Judith Verweijen (University of Sussex) was originally published on the London School of Economics Conflict Research Programme blog.  Around the world, vast amounts of people live in areas marked by rebel presence. A growing body

Posted in Anthropology, Economy, International Relations, Policy, Rights

Fracking democracy, criminalising dissent

This article by Andrea Brock, Dr. Amber Huff, Dr. Judith Verweijen, Professor Jan Selby, Professor David Ockwell, and Professor Peter Newell of the University of Sussex was originally published in ‘The Ecologist’ on 18 October, 2018.  The anti-fracking victory yesterday should not

Posted in Climate, Climate Change, Economy, International Relations, Nature, Policy, Rights, Uncategorized

Does anti-trafficking policy protect against forced labour and exploitation or harm? The ban on migration for domestic work in Ethiopia and Ghana

This post was written by Dr. Priya Deshingkar, Research Director/Senior Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR).  Domestic workers who number at least 67 million adults worldwide, according to the International Labour Organization, have been in focus

Posted in Anthropology, Economy, Gender, International Relations, migration, Policy, Rights

Victims or Empowered Citizens: Moving Beyond the Traditional Humanitarian Aid Model

This post was written by Shonali Banerjee, Doctoral Researcher in International Development, University of Sussex.  As global humanitarian crises get broader, more complicated and more urgent, it’s critical to evaluate the current aid models and how they might be improved.

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Posted in Anthropology, International Relations, migration, Rights

Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Climate of Conflict

by Allana Boateng – BA Politics & International Relations, University of Sussex The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s) exist in 149 countries and affect over 1 billion people. The WHO has made significant progress in

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Posted in Anthropology, Global Health, migration