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Dr. Heloise Weber

HELOISE WEBER was a Visiting Research Fellow at the CSGR (Oct-Dec 2005). In January 2006, she took up a Lectureship at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland.

[for more about UQ see www.polsis.uq.edu.au/]

Research interests:

Her research interests are in the global politics of development and poverty, the relationship between theories of international relations and inequality, Development Studies/Critical Development Studies, the global political economy (theorising and policy implications), including the relationship between emerging forms of governance, their normative basis, and inequality. Included in her research have been focussed studies on the global politics of microcredit schemes, the politics of the PRSP initiative, and the WTO Doha Development agenda (with a focus on the GATS).

Current research projects:

Heloise is currently working on a research monograph on the global politics of microcredit schemes, and on a co-authored book with Marcos T Berger on Rethinking the Third World: International Development and Global Politics (working Title). She is involved in two collaborative global research projects, one on Development and the other on the WTO and development. Both these projects are based on historical analysis and adopt a critical approach.

Previously, Heloise has held permanent Lectureships at the Department of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex (2004-5) and at the University of Aberdeen (2003-2004). She has also held a Research Fellowship at the CSGR (2001) and a temporary and lectureship at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2001-2003). She holds a PhD in International Politics and Development, from the University of Southampton, UK (December 2000).

(H.Weber@warwick.ac.uk)