Andrea Cornwall - Director, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC
Professor Andrea Cornwall is a social anthropologist specialising in the anthropology of participation and democracy, masculinities, women's empowerment and women's rights, and sexualities.
Andrea Cornwall is no longer a member of staff at IDS, however, she is still the Director of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme, which is hosted at the Participation, Power and Social Change Team at IDS.
Sexuality and DevelopmentDevelopment 52.1 (2009)
Changing Ideals in a Donor Organisation: ‘Participation’ in Sida (Research Summary)IDS Research Summary RS317 (2009)
Brazilian Experiences of Participation and Citizenship: A Critical Look (Research Summary)IDS Research Summary 389 (2009)
Democratising Engagement: What the UK can Learn from International Experience
Governments around the world are starting to realise that engaging their citizens more in shaping the decisions that affect their everyday lives improves both legitimacy and the quality of public services. More details
Unsafe Abortion: A Development IssueIDS Bulletin 39.3 (2008)
Abortion has become an ever more controversial issue, provoking strong reactions both 'for' and 'against'. Language used in disputes over whether or not women should have access to safe and legal abortion indicates just how polarised debates have become: pro-choice versus pro-life; pro-abortion versus anti-choice. As the anti-abortion agenda has become coupled with other conservative agendas, such as pro-abstinence, pro-chastity and anti-contraception, an increasingly assertive movement has evolved. More details