Supporting thought-leadership in global development.
From technical reports to action research initiatives, from books to digital tool kits, the Polson Institute provides resources to develop starting points for ideas and initiatives that offer insight to the challenges of global development. Though the following is not an exhaustive list, it highlights some of the work that has emerged from our support.
Supported Book Publications
Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life (Edited by Shelley Feldman, Charles Geisler, and Gayatri A. Menon)
Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent (Frederic C. Deyo)
Growing Democracy in Africa: Elections, Accountable Governance, and Political Economy (Edited by Muna Ndulo and Mamoudou Gazibo)
Contesting Development: Critical struggles for Social Change (Edited by Philip McMichael)
Rural Retirement Migration (David Brown and Nina Glasgow)
Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK (Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown, Sally Shortall, Jo Vergunst, Mildred E. Warner)
Supported Special issues
The politics of biofuels, land and agrarian change - Special Issue in Journal of Peasant Studies
Social & Economic Transformations Affecting Rural People and Communities in Central & Eastern Europe Since 1990 - Research Conference Proceedings
White Papers and Technical reports
Why Immigrants Leave New Destinations and Where Do They Go? - Mary Kritz - Technical Report for the Center for Economic Studies, US Census Bureau
Websites and Digital Tools
The Poverty Risk Calculator - Tom Hirschl