Investigating urban development in the ‘new scramble for Africa’

As much of Africa undergoes an urban development revolution, funded in part by Chinese investment, a new research project led by Dr Tom Goodfellow is looking at what impact this is having on the continent.

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Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability

Prof John Flint and Dr Jenny McNeill, along with colleagues at CRESR, investigate manipulation and vulnerability in the UK's welfare system in this Open Access paper

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Megaprojects and the reshaping of urban futures

Across India new infrastructure and citybuilding projects are underway. In a new project funded by The British Academy, Glyn Williams, Shahana Chattaraj and Seth Schindler examine issues of goverance and equity in the development of the Delihi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

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