What do policy makers do with anomalies in information? Explaining resilient, robust, agile and improvisatory styles in policymaking
On 24 March, we welcome Perri 6 (Queen Mary, University of London) to SKAPE as part of our annual seminar series.
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Introduction to Ethnographic Filmmaking
A basic introduction to using ethnographic filmmaking as a research method.
Twitter as Data
The course will introduce using Twitter as a data source to answer social scientific questions. We will be using R to scrap and analyse tweets.
We Have no Harlem in Sudan: Sudan's Deflective Diplomacy
Why states commit to cooperation in international regimes during deepening mistrust
Britain and international telegraphy, 1860s-1914
The puzzle of unspent social welfare funds in India: Preliminary insights into the administrative state from the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Fund
In this paper, we introduce our study of unspent social special-purpose funds in India, and the dimensions of the administrative state on which they cast light.
Hustling During the 'Hunger Virus': Temporalities and Terrains of the Hustle Economy in Mathare, Nairobi
Based on longitudinal ethnographic research over the decade, I examine the temporalities and terrains of the home-grown hustle economy of Mathare, one of the oldest and largest informal settlements in Nairobi.
Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations: Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe
On 10 March, we welcome Regine Paul (Kassel University/Bielefeld University) to SKAPE as part of our annual seminar series.
CRITIQUE Professional Development Series Publish Your Dissertation with Nicola Ramsey, Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press
Nicola has worked in the academic publishing industry for over 20 years, and is joining us to share ideas about getting a PhD thesis published as a book.
Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula
*This event is co-sponsored by Politics and International Relations; Social Anthropology and the Centre of African Studies