Development Policies and Practices


Here are the recent publications dealing with issues of Development Policies and Practices. You will also find the list of research projects related to this cluster. For more results, please visit the Graduate Institute Repository.



Homo itinerans: la planète des Afghans

Alessandro Monsutti. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. Septembre 2018. 
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The State, Business, and Education: Public-Private Partnerships Revisited

Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Alexandra Draxler (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. October 2018.
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La tragédie de la croissance

Gilbert Rist. Paris: Presses de Science Po. Mai 2018.
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Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City

Achim Wennmann and Oliver Jütersonke (eds.). London: Routledge. December 2018.


Book Chapters


Agrarian Transition, Adaptation and Contained Conflict in Cambodia and Vietnam since the Nineties

Christophe Gironde, in Crisis and Conflict in the Agriculture, ed. by Rami Zurayk, ‎Eckart Woertz and ‎Rachel Bahn. Wallingford: CAB International. October 2018.

Daring the Unconventional on the Pathways for Peace: On the "How" in Sustaining Peace in the City

Achim Wennmann, in Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City, ed. by Achim Wennmann and Oliver Jütersonke. London: Routledge. December 2018.

Gangland Terra Nullius: Violence, Territoriality, and the Spaces of Peacebuilding in Urban Nicaragua

Dennis Rodgers, in Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City, ed. by Achim Wennmann and Oliver Jütersonke. London: Routledge. December 2018.

Imperial and Transnational Developmentalisms: Middle Eastern Interplays, 1880s–1960s

Cyrus Schayegh, in The Development Century: A Global History, ed. Erez Manela and Stephen Macekura. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. September 2018.
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Logique humanitaire et résilience en situation de conflit : le cas des périmètres irrigués du bassin de l'Oronte en Syrie

Ronald Jaubert et al., in Crises et conflits en Méditerranée: l’agriculture comme résilience, dir. Cosimo Lacirignola. Paris: L’Harmattan. Janvier 2018. P. 133-148.

Look, it’s trying to think: le néo-orientalisme et l’archéologie de la soumission

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, in Orientalismes/Occidentalismes – À propos de l’œuvred’Edward Said, dir. Makram Abbès et Laurent Dartigues. Paris: Éditions Hermann. Décembre 2018.

Le monde rural

Christophe Gironde, in Histoire du Viêt Nam de la colonisation à nos jours, dir. Benoît de Tréglodé. Paris: Éditions de la Sorbonne. Mars 2018. P. 139-159. 

The Rise and Fall of Pan-Arabism

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, in The Handbook of South-South Relations, ed. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Patricia Daley. London: Routledge. December 2018. P. 168–77.

The Third World Intellectual in Praxis: Confrontation, Participation, or Operation behind Enemy Lines?

Georges Abi-Saab, in Third World Approaches to International Law: On Praxis and the Intellectual, ed. Usha Natarajan, John Reynolds, Amar Bhatia and Sujith Xavier, London: Routledge. December 2017. P. 15–29.

Understanding the Grammar of the City: Urban Safety and Peacebuilding Practice through a Semiotic Lens

Jonathan Luke Austin and Oliver Jütersonke, in Urban Safety and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Sustaining Peace in the City, ed. by Achim Wennmann and Oliver Jütersonke. London: Routledge. December 2018.


Journal Articles


Changing How Literacy Is Taught: Evidence on Synthetic Phonics

Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo, in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 10, no. 2, May 2018, p. 217–241. doi:10.1257/pol.20160514.

Crypto-Miners: Digital Labor and the Power of Blockchain Technology

Filipe Calvão, in Economic Anthropology, vol. 6, no. 1, January 2019, pp. 123–34. doi:10.1002/sea2.12136.

From Reconstruction to Development: The Early Years of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Conceptualization of Rural Welfare, 1945–1955

Amalia Ribi Forclaz, in The International History Review, published online June 2018, 21 p. doi:10.1080/07075332.2018.1478873.

Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Land Conversion under Uncertain Productivity Improvements in Agriculture

Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz and Tim Swanson, in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 100, no. 2, March 2018, p. 545–69. doi:10.1093/ajae/aax078.

Groundwater Balance Politics: Aquifer Overexploitation in the Orontes River Basin

Myriam Saadé-Sbeih, Ahmed Haj Asaad, Omar Shamali, François Zwahlen and Ronald Jaubert, in Water Alternatives, vol. 11, no. 3, October 2018, p. 663–683.
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Le Moyen-Orient dans les relations internationales : circulations, interdépendances, conflits

Matthias Schulz et Özcan Yilmaz, avec Mohammed-Reza DjaliliDavide Rodogno et Maurice Vaïsse, in Relations internationales, vol. 171, no. 3, décembre 2017, pp. 3-8.
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Nation-Building through Compulsory Schooling during the Age of Mass Migration

Oriana Bandiera, Myra Mohnen, Imran Rasul and Martina Viarengo, in The Economic Journal, vol. 129, no. 617, January 2019, pp. 62–109. doi:10.1111/ecoj.12624.

Revisiting the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): International Histories of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development

Corinne A. Pernet and Amalia Ribi Forclaz, in The International History Review, published online June 2018, 6 p. doi:10.1080/07075332.2018.1460386.

Sandinismo 2.0: reconfigurations autoritaires du politique, nouvel ordre économique et conflit social

Dennis Rodgers et Maya Collombon, in «Nicaragua: sandinismo 2.0?», dir. Dennis Rodgers et Maya Collombon, dossier, Cahiers des Amériques latines [En ligne], no 87, octobre 2018.

Shaping the Future of Farming: The International Labour Organization and Agricultural Education 1920s to 1950s

Amalia Ribi Forclaz, in Agricultural History Review, vol. 65, no. 2, December 2017, pp. 320–339.
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Technocrats’ Compromises: Defining Race and the Struggle for Equality in Brazil, 1970–2010

Brenna Marea Powell and Graziella Moraes Silva, in Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 50, no. 1, February 2018, p. 87–115. doi:10.1017/S0022216X17000797.
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Understanding Business Interests in International Large-Scale Student Assessments: A Media Analysis of The EconomistFinancial Times, and Wall Street Journal

Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Margaret Appleton and Shezleen Vellani, in Oxford Review of Education, vol. 44, no. 2, January 2018, p. 190–203. doi:10.1080/03054985.2017.1379383.
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PhD Theses


Essays in Development Economics and Economics of Education

Laura Cyron. Jury: Martina Viarengo, thesis director, Jean-Louis Arcand and Béatrice d’Hombres, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy. March 2018.
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“The Land Is Sweet”: On the Politics of Giving and Keeping Land Rights in Afghanistan

Niklaus Miszak. Jury: Jean-Pierre Jacob, president and internal reader; Alessandro Monsutti, thesis director; Oliver RichmondPierre Centlivres. December 2017


Working Papers and Reports