Research Projects

A broad and exciting research agenda!
Some of the issues the School’s faculty is studying these days:

Conflict, Transitions and Peace
  • Global Security Assemblages and resource extraction in Africa
    Rita Abrahamsen
  • Disciplining Democracy: Development Aid and Democratisation in Africa
    Rita Abrahamsen
  • Development dimensions of Canadian engagement in selected fragile and conflict-affected states, especially Haiti
    Stephen Baranyi
  • Security sector reform and development cooperation in selected fragile and conflict-affected states, especially Haiti
    Stephen Baranyi
  • Revisiting Rwanda's First and Second Republics: State strength, control, and state-society relations
    Marie-Eve Desrosiers
  • Framing and Mobilization: Strategies and Identity in Contention and Conflict
    Marie-Ève Desrosiers
  • Gender-Based violence in conflict/post-conflict communities in Africa
    Rebecca Tiessen
  • Donor Commitments to Addressing Gender Inequality in Fragile States
    Rebecca Tiessen
  • EU’s civilian and military operations in Africa: the evolution of security culture
    Benjamin Zyla
  • The whole of government approach in Afghanistan: Canada, Germany, UK, and US in comparison.
    Benjamin Zyla
  • The Link Between Terrorism and Development.
    Benjamin Zyla
  • Women Representation in Fragile States.
    Benjamin Zyla
  • Framing the Afghan mission in the Canadian and American print media.
    Benjamin Zyla
  • Assessing the Peacebuilding Efforts in Afghanistan.
Growth, Private Sector, Social Inclusion
  • Case studies of employment in 7 developing countries
    Gordon Betcherman
  • Livelihood transitions in Vietnamese costal villages
    Gordon Betcherman
  • Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Gordon Betcherman
  • Norms of engagement: The micro-politics of corporate citizenship in Latin America
    Paul Haslam
  • Non-state private actors and the right to education in the Global South.
    Prachi Srivastava
  • Insights into Education Access, Inclusion , and the Right to Education for Disadvantaged Groups in India.
    Prachi Srivastava
  • Philanthropic Engagement in Education in the Global South.
    Prachi Srivastava
  • Private Sector Engagement in Basic Education in Developing Countries.
    Prachi Srivastava
  • The "Second Wave" of the Low-fee Private School Sector in Developing Countries.
    Prachi Srivastava
  • Humanitarian diplomacy, Post-disaster management, and economic recovery: what role for the private sector and MSMEs in particular
    Philippe Régnier
  • The rise of India’s development cooperation and the private sector in Africa: Exploring its role and impact in Agro-food and other related sectors
    Philippe Régnier
  • A Critical Review of Bhutan`s Gross National Happiness
    Lauchlan Munro
  • Politiques de financement, monétaire et budgétaire, dans les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (in French)
    Nasser Ary Tanimoune
Livelihoods, Resources and Sustainability
  • Fisheries Transitions in Southeast Asia, 2011-2016
    Melissa Marschke
  • New Directions in Environmental Governance: Remaking Public and Private Authority in the Southeast Asian Resource Frontier, 2014-2019
    Melissa Marschke
  • Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership, 2014-2019
    Melissa Marschke
  • Poor people on poor land: The Changing Social Production and Consequences of Land Quality Variation in Rural Africa
    Joshua Ramisch
  • Vulnerability of African Livelihoods under Environmental Stresses
    Joshua Ramisch
  • Les implications environnementales et agricoles de la transition agraire dans les pays émergents: le cas de la Thaïlande (in French)
    Jean-Philippe Leblond
Social Movements, Equity and Human Rights
  • Improving maternal, child health and family planning services in rural Nigeria: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial
    Sanni Yaya​​​​​
  • Social Movements in emerging countries
    Pierre Beaudet
  • Canada`s Development NGOs and Federal Government Funding in Historical and Comparative Perspective
    Lauchlan Munro
  • Participatory Process of Development in Rural Communities in Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh: Comparative Perspectives
    Nipa Banerjee
  • Actes de l'École pluridisciplinaire d’été sur les rapports sociaux de sexe dans la région Afrique du Nord et Moyen-Orient (in French)
    Andrea Martinez
  • Domination ou résistance ? Cartographie des parcours migratoires des femmes de la campagne devenues ouvrières du textile au Maroc (in French)
    Andrea Martinez
  • Detention/removal/safe country policies: A Comparative Analysis (EU-Canada) on Policy Consequences and Human Rights Impact
    Delphine Nakache
  • Asylum policies: a Comparative Analysis (EU-Canada) on Policy Consequences and Human Rights Impact
    Delphine Nakache
  • Employment rights in a context of employment-related geographical mobility
    Delphine Nakache
  • Temporary migrants in Canada: pathways to permanent residency
    Delphine Nakache
  • Water, power, and citizenship: Participatory governance in urban water supply management in Bolivia and Venezuela
    Susan Spronk
  • Legal Pluralism in comparative perspective: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Canada
    Scott Simon
  • Global Citizenship and Youth Learn/Volunteer Abroad Programs
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • The Employment Outcomes of IDS Graduates in Canada
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Experiential Learning and Critical Pedagogy
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Effective Practices in International Volunteering
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Gender Equality in Canada`s Development Commitments
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Ethics of Recognition as Justice in an Era of Globalization and Exclusion.
    Mahmoud Masaeli
  • Alternative Perspectives in Human Wellbeing.
    Mahmoud Masaeli
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