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Carlos Fortin

Research Associate

Political scientist with special interest in the political economy of globalisation. Between 1990 and 2005 he was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and previously Director of Programmes of the South Commission in Geneva.

He is currently working on the relationship between the emerging international trade regime and human rights.

Research

Centre

Business and Development Centre

The Business and Development Centre (BDC) brings together thinking from business, economics, political science and development studies to tackle critical questions on the role of business in development, focusing initially on agriculture, food and nutrition, the green economy and public health.

Opinions

Opinion

Kofi Annan 1938-2018

Kofi Annan, one of the greatest UN Secretaries-General, died after a short illness on August 18. Although never having visited IDS, several of us had the privilege of interacting with him, experiencing first hand his principled, modest and forthright leadership and admiring his range of concerns...

21 August 2018

Publications

Publication

International Cooperation to Reduce Inequality

Latin America's inequality ranks first in the world, constricting development and hindering citizenship. To tackle the inequality syndrome, a comprehensive approach should be put in place. Recommendations to address inequality through international cooperation ought to highlight strengthening of...

31 August 2012

Carlos Fortin’s recent work

Cluster

Power and Popular Politics

Using a power lens on all our work, we examine popular forms of contestation in particular of non-elites. We seek to pioneer new ways of working with community, activist, academic and professional co-researchers from both the global North and South, using qualitative, ethnographic and action...