Poverty, Dr Jörg Wiegratz, School of Politics and International Studies; and Dr Gaston Yalonetzky, Leeds University Business School
This session will look at poverty from various angles. First, we will explore its drivers, characteristics and repercussions. Second, we will analyse the different perspectives with regard to poverty and poverty alleviation measures of key actors in the international development field. Third, we will consider the impact of neoliberalism on poverty in the Global South. Third, we will look at the debate surrounding international poverty comparisons. Finally, we will study the key characteristics of popular, non-state driven anti-poverty initiatives – more specifically the Making Poverty History campaign and celebrity aid.
Climate Compatible Development in rural Africa and Bottom-up Development in Urban Rio de Janeiro and Leeds: Theories, Policies, Practical Realities, Dr Susannah Sallu, School of Earth and Environment; and Professor Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School
Susannah: Within this session we will engage critically with the concept of ‘Climate Compatible Development’ in relation to Tanzania, a country context I have been working in over many years. I will reflect on the initial findings from research that has studied the extent to which CCD policy rhetoric fits with current policy initiatives and development ideals/visions in Tanzania and then facilitate a wider discussion of these issues.
Gary: This presentation examines four approaches to bottom-up development, to understand the lessons for global North and global South alike. Through examples of the US cities in 1960s and 1970s, Bangladesh and Rio de Janeiro in 1990s and 2000s as well as Leeds today, the session will explore different bottom-up approaches to urban development.
Water scarcity and corporate social responsibility, Dr Jon Lovett, School of Geography; and Dr Anne Tallontire, School of Earth and Environment
Jon: The challenges of water scarcity – now and in the near future
Anne: What are the responsibilities of multinational corporations with respect to water?
Case study discussions and feedback
Human rights, social movements and power, Professor Jane Plastow, School of English; and Professor Paul Routledge
The workshop will discuss how social movements make change happen focusing on strategies and tactics, how folk (and ideas) mobilise across scale, and the perspectives of art and politics. The workshop will draw upon Jane and Paul’s research and popular engagement in South Asia.
Workshop structure- Introduction; Paul: social movements, networks and scholar-activism: occupation in Bangladesh; Jane: Theatre of the Oppressed in India: Janasanskriti; Discussion