Book Review: ‘Thinking and Working Politically in Development’

‘Thinking and Working Politically in Development’, by John Sidel and Jaime Faustino, is a new book out on one of my favourite ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ programmes – Coalitions for Change (CfC) in the Philippines. It’s not the most user-friendl…

London’s Toxic Tube and what to do about it

I thought I’d post some of the top blog posts from this year’s students in my LSE class on ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism’. Their individual assignment was to design a campaign strategy for a cause close to their hearts, and write…

What have 5 years of tax campaigns achieved?

Guest post by Oliver Pearce In early 2016, I joined Oxfam GB to lead its tax work. As I now prepare to leave Oxfam, a lot has changed in the world of tax (and the wider world too!). Early 2016 was before the Brexit referendum, the Trump presidency, Eng…

Links I Liked

Data, Knowledge, Wisdom and other stuff. ht Peter Baker ‘Research in conflict settings is like living with a constant risk of getting burned. As researchers, we grow accustomed to the burns; we even begin to trivialise them. Until the day we real…

Links I Liked

Pickings are a bit thin this week, but that’s probs because so many people are pretending to be on holiday. Including me – Scottish rain and cuisine, what’s not to like? Back in two weeks. Thankyou Darren Dutton for the inspired conflation of Donald Tr…