Authoritarianism

If twenty years ago it was a default that democracy is a good system of governance, then the tables have turned. In my class on development practices in 2018/2019 the majority of students, most of whom come from the Global South, did not see democracy as essential to development. In other words, democracy was neither […]

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A Typology to Study Policy Narratives: Villagers’ Views on Sesan 2 Dam in Cambodia

Studying Narratives in Politics Increasingly stories and narratives are accepted as an important subject of study in politics. Stories bring together facts, emotions, fantasies and hopes. Stories are best to stitch together different ways of knowing, from abstract science to beliefs to practical knowledge from doing things. And stories speak to our imagination; some would […]

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