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Knowledges for development

Group members in this sub-theme are interested in understanding the political, cultural, institutional and post/de-colonial geographies of (international) development knowledges and practices. This research recognises the pluralising landscape of global development politics and how different knowledges - for example, lay, scientific, western, non-western - gain authority in this landscape. Main areas of research include the (re-)emergence of South-South cooperation, transition of the so-called 'traditional' donors, financialisation and private sector-led development, and the role of civil society.

Research projects

Research projects currently being undertaken on this theme include:

Landslip

Landslip

Landslip is a NERC-DFID Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) project seeking to reduce the risk of landslides in case study areas in India.

Tomorrow's Cities

Tomorrow's Cities

Tomorrow's Cities is a GCRF Interdisciplinary Hub managed from the University of Edinburgh. It is working across four global cities (Nairobi, Quito, Istanbul and Kathmandu) to bring multi-hazard disaster risk management to the centre of urban planning and development.

Earlier projects