Professor David Gellner - The (Micro) Politics of Democratisation (Midea) European - South Asian Exchanges on Governance, Conflict and Civic Action

Summary:This project aims to train scholars and develop academic cooperation between EU and South Asian countries in order to grasp the dynamics and problems of democratisation and governance in Asia. By combining interdisciplinary academic expertise, this network will enlarge the knowledge base on the processes both enhancing and affecting social, economic and political development, on public policy goals as well as on conflict and conflict resolution.

Dr Cyril Fouillet - Workshop: Microfinance and Environment: British Council: Nov 10 - Feb 11

The British Council and Wallonie Bruxelles International/Fonds de la Recherce Scientifique (WBI/FNRS) have awarded a grant-in-aid (PPS WS02) towards the cost of a workshop on "Microfinance and Environment: Formal and Informal Financing of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation". The workshop took place from 9 to 10 December 2010 at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College). This workshop embarked upon on an ambitious research project on Microfinance and Environment.

Dr George Kunnath

Lecturer in Modern Indian Studies

I completed my doctoral studies in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2008. I also undertook a postdoctoral research (2008-2011) in anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. My work, through long-term empirical fieldwork and critical engagement with social theory, develops theoretical and empirical insights into the political economy of poverty, violence and development in India in the context of the growing Maoist insurgency and counterinsurgency.

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