In his new book published this week Professor Mark Knights presents a history of corruption in Britain and its empire between 1600 and 1850, and explores its reform processes. Trust and Distrust: Corruption in Office in Britain and its Empire, 1600-1850 reveals a colourful history of scandals, dramatic trials, illicitly gained wealth and a campaigning press intent on exposing misconduct despite governmental attempts to stifle it.
Are we making injustice worse by turning a blind eye to issues which make us uncomfortable? In her new book published today sociologist Dr Hannah Jones highlights the problems caused by the phenomenon she has dubbed “violent ignorance,” and suggests small steps everyone can take to work towards recognising and changing unfairness in society.
New ‘field guide’ offers practical toolkit for Global Development research students and practitioners
Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research in Global Development: A Concise Guide contains a wealth of practical examples and resources to help students and practitioners think through what good research looks like, and highlights some of the practical and ethical challenges which can face teams drawn from different academic disciplines working on international development issues.
A new book by Dr Andi Hoxhaj from the University of Warwick School of Law offers fresh insights into EU anti-corruption policy with a particular focus on the EU Anti-Corruption Report of 2014, and argues that recent changes in approach may put the EU’s achievements in this area at risk by viewing corruption purely as an economic problem.
The ‘Obama Doctrine’ in foreign policy – un-American isolationism, or a pragmatic response to changing priorities?
In a new book published today, Dr Georg Löfflmann explores American identity, US foreign policy and national security during the Obama presidency, and asks whether the ‘Obama Doctrine’ was an effective response to the tension between an increasingly multi-polar world and a US elite still convinced that America has a unique call to global dominance.