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Jacqueline Hicks

Research Officer

Dr. Jacqueline Hicks is a political economist with a specialist interest in Asian politics, particularly Indonesia. In addition to academic teaching, research and writing, she worked for eight years designing and evaluating governance reform projects for international development agencies, and as a political risk analyst in Indonesia. She currently provides analysis to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office through the K4D programme.

Her latest project was funded by the EU to research the international political economy of data, looking at the international struggles between states and large corporations over the value derived from their citizens’ personal data. The project focused on the emerging economies of India and Indonesia with broad scale comparison to Europe, China and the US.

She has previously written on governance, democratisation, political Islam and digital research methods. All writings and commissioned analysis are collected at jacquelinehicks.org.

She has designed, taught and assessed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK, Germany and Netherlands including: International Political Economy and Globalization; The Politics of Development; Digital Politics; Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia; and Research Methods.

Publications

Publication

Drivers of Compliance with International Human Rights Treaties

K4D Helpdesk Report;1039

Are international human rights treaties associated with better rights performance? The appetite for a conclusive answer has driven a number of large scale quantitative studies that have broadly shown little or no effect, and sometimes even a backsliding. However, the headline conclusions belie...

16 November 2021