Links I Liked

The grim power of data: heat map of migrant deaths and cemeteries in the Mediterranean since 2014 [h/t Max Med deaths and cemeteriesGalka]

The IMF (or at least its more thoughtful parts) continues to startle old lags like me used to denouncing it as irredeemably ‘neoliberal’. The latest issue of its flagship magazine, Finance and Development, includes a glowing profile of Dani Rodrik (uber critic of the Washington Consensus) and a piece asking if neoliberalism has been oversold (to which it answers, partly yes).

I work a day a week at the LSE as  Professor in Practice, along with Owen Barder, Kevin Watkins and Laura Kelly, so it’s understandable that Angelina Jolie should seek some of our reflected glamour by becoming the latest LSE PiP……… It prompted plenty of snark, but also interesting discussions on celebs and academia, e.g. here and here. [h/t Alice Evans]

6 reasons on research to policy changeStaying with academia, Six reasons why it is unrealistic to expect research to drive policy change got people v steamed up

Good backgrounder on Brazil’s political crisis

14 top books on African politics (broadly defined) – looks like a useful list

Brilliant. Drone footage of climate smart agriculture in Bangladesh, from Practical Action

Both mesmerizing and scary – approaching the planetary boundaries and fast. Given tipping points, it’s like watching as we approach the cliff edge and just keep going.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please see our Privacy Policy.

We use MailChimp as our marketing platform. By subscribing, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. Learn more about MailChimp's privacy practices here.


Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.