Past Event


Beyond BRICS and Rising Powers: New Political Landscapes in the Old South

10 November 2011 17:00–18:30

Chichester Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex

Sussex Development Lecture event, co-organised by IDS

About the lecture

This lecture will look beyond the familiar debate around the ‘rise of emergent powers’ and the ‘decline of the West’, to how globalisation is bringing about changes in relationships between states and citizens. It will examine how these changes, not all of a democratic nature, are affecting the way in which countries in poorer parts of the world are being governed. It will also look at how globalisation can lead both to more homogenised patterns of governance and to more diversity among states.

About the speaker

Professor Mick Moore is a political economist. He has done extensive field research in Asia and Africa, especially Sri Lanka, Taiwan and India. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His broad research interests are in the domestic and international dimensions of good and bad governance in poor countries. He focuses specifically on taxation and governance, and is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.

For further details about the Sussex Development Lectures please contact Hannah Corbett at [email protected]


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