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Politics and Development Studies Research Group

Studying political aspects of development of special relevance for low- and middle-income countries

Politics and development research at the department deals with matters of democratization, political regimes, political economy, political participation, civil society, human rights, nationalism, ethnicity and gender.

The group is interested in the linkages between global and local policy and governance processes, authoritarian regimes and democratization, conflict resolution and peace processes.

The research concerns the diffusion of norms and ideas, and the confrontation between modernity, tradition, secularization, religion and identities.

Empirical research includes development cooperation, international organisations, transnational activism, migration, peacebuilding, women’s empowerment, labour rights/decent work, sustainable development, corruption and global health. Geographically the research covers parts of Asia, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and Western Balkan.

For publications please see list of researchers below.

Anders Uhlin
E-mail: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (anders[dot]uhlin[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

Researchers in the group teach and supervise several courses and programmes relevant for development studies.

Several PhD students work with dissertation topics within the area of development studies.

More information on PhD studies