Jethro Pettit

Jethro Pettit

Emeritus Fellow

Jethro Pettit is a consultant and facilitator focused on issues of participation, civil society, social movements, governance, accountability, gender, human rights, conflict, peacebuilding and the environment. He designs and leads courses, workshops, research and evaluations for development agencies, foundations and universities in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Jethro is an Emeritus Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, where he was Director of Teaching and Learning.



Power: A Practical Guide for Facilitating Social Change

The handbook is for people, within organisations, networks or within community groups, who want to explore power in relation to achieving change in the interests of the communities they are working with. Its purpose is to help facilitate discussions about issues concerning power in order to...




Power, Empowerment and Social Change

This book uncovers how power operates around the world, and how it can be resisted or transformed through empowered collective action and social leadership. The stakes have never been higher. Recent years have seen a rapid escalation of inequalities, the rise of new global powers and corporate...

24 October 2019

Jethro Pettit’s recent work


IDS welcomes its largest intake of Development Studies students

This September, hundreds of students will be preparing to start their postgraduate study in Development Studies at Sussex. At IDS ourselves, we are preparing to welcome a new intake of students from over forty countries to study one of our seven Masters (MA) courses. For those students embarking...

19 September 2016


Sussex no.1 in Europe for Development Studies

QS University Rankings 2016 have ranked the University of Sussex as the top university in Europe for development studies. The development teaching and research at Sussex achieved the highest possible score for academic reputation (100.00).

12 April 2016