State

  • Covid-19 – a catalyst for development?

    Edited by James Copestake and Rosie Maslin On 7th April we published the thoughts of a group of scholars on Covid-19 and the Developmental State. We then invited postgraduate students at Bath who are enrolled on development studies and related...

  • Covid-19 and the Developmental State

    Edited by James Copestake and Fariba Alamgir In a rapidly evolving situation, we asked a group of scholars what light they thought the covid-19 pandemic is throwing on variation in the capability of the state to act in the public interest in...

  • Radical help

    by James Copestake Is the UK, in 2020, a developing country? If that means one that recognizes its own deep problems and has the capacity to identify and embrace radical solutions to them, then let’s hope so. Hilary Cottam’s book,...

  • An Assault on Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

    By Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Ricardo Verdum, Anthony Bebbington The Amazon basin is home to over 385 indigenous groups, including 71 groups living in voluntary isolation, and the world’s largest intact tropical rainforest.  These two facts are not unrelated. Indeed studies...