Recent Submissions

  • Preface 

    Schenker, Harald; Huser, Corinne (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
  • Reading the Local Context: A Causal Chain Approach to Social Accountability 

    Joshi, Anuradha (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    There is a general consensus that ‘context’ matters for development outcomes, yet we have little understanding of how exactly ‘context’ affects outcomes. This article focuses on the question of ‘context’ in social ...
  • Power Above and Below the Waterline: Bridging Political Economy and Power Analysis 

    Pettit, Jethro; Mejía Acosta, Andrés (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    The power relations that underlie poverty and exclusion can make or break development programmes, if not understood and addressed at all stages of design and implementation. Political economy and power analysis represent ...
  • Introduction – Localising Governance: An Outlook on Research and Policy 

    Joshi, Anuradha; Schultze?Kraft, Markus (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    The past two decades have seen an enormous increase in academic and policy attention to, and engagement with, governance at the sub?national and local levels. Yet, our understanding of the conditions that enable local ...
  • Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency 

    McGee, Rosemary (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    Peace-building, state-building and democratisation efforts often focus strongly on the state, and follow the Weberian logic of states holding the monopoly of the legitimate use of violence. In doing so, they may be neglecting ...
  • Beyond Ballotocracy: Citizens' Voices and the Many Faces of Unruly Politics 

    Tadros, Mariz (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    This article is an empirical account of how modes of capturing citizen voices from above (via elections) diverged with expressions of citizen dissidence from below (through unruly politics), leading to a disjuncture between ...
  • Distributing the Wealth from the Earth 

    Arellano Yanguas, Javier; Mejía Acosta, Andrés (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    This article explains different criteria and mechanisms for distributing extractive industries (EI) revenues between central and local governments across countries and territories. It reveals that institutional or systemic ...
  • Devolving the Power to Divide: Sectarian Relations in Egypt (2011–12) 

    Tadros, Mariz (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    This article is about decentralisation and social cohesion in religiously heterogeneous communities in times of political transition. Post?Mubarak Egypt is taken as a case study involving the informal devolution of power ...
  • Connecting Citizens to the State: Informal Local Governance Institutions in the Western Balkans 

    Khan Mohmand, Shandana; Mihajlovic, Snezana Misic (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    There is a growing scholarly and policy awareness of the fact that informal institutions that lie wholly or partly outside formal state structures and that take on various governance?related functions have tremendous ...
  • Decentralisation and Accountability in War?to?Peace Transitions: The Case of Kosovo 

    Schultze?Kraft, Markus; Morina, Engjellushe (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, September )
    In spite of the scant evidence of a positive correlation between decentralisation and strengthened local development and governance, decentralisation has been promoted as a tool to consolidate peace and re?build states in ...