Have we reached ‘peak democracy’?
Certainly, if we look at some global measures of democratic societies, it looks as though progress has stalled – and perhaps even gone into reverse.More »
To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the social and cultural anthropology programme of the Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver the 2017 inaugural anthropology lecture.More »
Farmland in Kenya’s north has deteriorated because of loss of soil nutrients and agro-biodiversity, putting livelihoods of 12 million people at risk.More »
In the age of political uncertainty and increasing mistrust of government, we need local, community-led projects to help redefine our ideas of effective citizen engagement now more than ever. It seems like everywhere we look right now we see democracy in crisis.More »
Based on recent fieldwork, this paper examines the intersecting economic activities of Marakwet women in northwest Kenya with a particular focus on exchange friendships. We highlight the need to expand previous definitions of tilia, based on male exchange of livestock, to include a variety of exchange friendships including those between women.More »
Over recent decades, the richer world has poured money towards poorer countries, in the form of aid and loans for development over many decades. But is this top-down solution really effective? The lecture, which is part of the BBC World Service’s ‘A Richer World’ season, was chaired by Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government. It was broadcasted on BBC Radio 4.More »