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Miguel Loureiro

Research Fellow

Miguel Loureiro is the Course Convenor for the MA Governance and Development and a Research Fellow. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist and agriculturalist whose research looks primarily at notions of social change among state and non-state actors.

Over the past 15 years he has taught, trained, and worked across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on issues related to farming systems and village studies, disaster risk reduction, and public policy and state–citizen communication. His present research focuses on state responsiveness to collective social accountability.

He holds a DPhil in Social Anthropology (University of Sussex), an MA in Governance and Development (IDS) and an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture (University of Aberdeen). Previously he was a Teaching Fellow at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where he taught development-related courses at undergraduate level and was a researcher at the university’s Research & Information Systems for Earthquakes in Pakistan (RISEPAK) and the Development Policy Research Centre.

Research interests: Policy Processes and State-Citizen communication; Disaster Risk Reduction; Agrarian Reforms, Farming Systems, and Village Studies.

Languages: Portuguese (native); English, French and Spanish (fluent)

Miguel Loureiro’s recent work

Journal Article

Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa

IDS Bulletin 48.2

What are the smaller stories hidden within the larger trends on governance in Africa, and to what extent has decentralisation affected change in these areas? What are the factors that keep local government reforms from achieving more complete outcomes?

22 March 2017

Journal Article

Opening Governance

47

This Bulletin hopes to rescue the transformative potential of the project of opening up governance relationships and processes to instil fairer power dynamics among and between citizens and their states.

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Rosemary McGee & 2 others

25 January 2016

Journal Article

When Does the State Listen?

47

A look at four cases of key historical policies in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania to examine how states engage with citizen voices.

11 January 2016

Journal Article

When Does the State Listen?

IDS Bulletin 47.1

A look at four cases of key historical policies in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania to examine how states engage with citizen voices.

11 January 2016