Wednesday, 25 May 2011



1. Amy Niang, University of Edinburgh
Marginality as governance: the boundaries of the decentred state

2. Aris Trantidis, University of London/ London School of Economics and Politics
The politics of discretion and selectivity: clientelism and the micro-foundations of hegemony

3. Christopher Kutarna, University of Oxford/ St Antony's College
What can it mean to be free? The several meanings of ‘reform and opening’ within China’s emerging middle class -- a new methodological approach

4. Debojyoti Das, University of London/ School of Oriental and African Studies
Transnational community development projects and the micro-politics of social life in the borderlands, Nagaland, northeast India

5. Ijlal Naqvi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Access to power: how institutions and culture shape governance

6. Indrajit Roy, University of Oxford/ St. Antony’s College
Dissensus: constructing political subjects in Bihar

7. James Sunday, University of London/ School of Oriental and African Studies
Shirking the basha: youth encounters with the everyday security state in Cairo

8. John W Givens, University of Oxford/ St. Antony’s College
Suing dragons: why are Chinese lawyers suing the state

9. Máire Ní Mhórdha, University of St Andrews
Hybridity in action: translating culture and power through the human rights discourse

10. Marek Mikuš, University of London/ London School of Economics and Politics
Civil-society building, liberal subjects and the state in Serbia

11. Monika Dowbor, University of Sao Paulo
Institutional dimensions of social movements: case study of sanitario movement and its fight for universal access to health in Brazil

12. Olle Frödin, University of Oxford/ Queen Elizabeth House
Governance, stalemate and social dilemma: political responses to the global order

13. Oliver Murphy, University of Oxford/ Christ Church College
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14. Peter Redvers-Lee, Vanderbilt University
The serpent of shame: economic and community development in the Afro-ecuadorian communities of northern esmeraldas

15. Prashant Sharma, University of London/ London School of Economics and Politics
The right to information act in India: economic liberalisation, democratic deepening and a state in retreat

16. Samina Luthfa, University of Oxford/ St Cross College
"Everything changed after the 26th”: repression and resistance against proposed Phulbari coal mine in Bangladesh

17. Sarah Byrne, University of Zurich
Beyond tactics: the “place-ness” of forest user groups and their strategic negotiations during and after the maoist conflict in Nepal

18. Shandana Mohamand, University of Sussex/ Institute of Development Studies
The variable burden of history, and other stories: non-state dispute resolution in three regions of South Asia

19. Sofia Donoso, University of Oxford/ St. Antony’s College
Post-transitional social movements in Chile and the repolitization of pending development tasks: the case of the pingüino movement and education

20. Sophia Woodman, University of British Columbia
Which is the fake? Participation as “political rights” or as connectedness in urban and rural Tianjin

21. Swagato Sarkar, Centre for Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore
The metrics of politics

22. Tamas Regi, University of Sheffield/ Sheffield International College
Coping with strangers: invented political institutions and concealed resistance in south-western Ethiopia

23. Tim A. Balag'kutu, West Virginia University
More windows, less break-ins: strengthening democratic governance through timely popular representation

24. Tom Goodfellow, University of London/ London School of Economics and Politics
The institutionalization of ‘noise’ and ‘silence’ in urban politics: case studies from east Africa

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