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 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
Websites and Digital Tools
- The Poverty Risk Calculator - Tom Hirschl
- Tom Hirschl and Mark Rank (Washington University) wanted to answer a basic question: “What is the likelihood that an American will experience poverty at some point during their lifetime?” Their research transformed into a tool that anyone could use in order to estimate their risk of poverty: the Poverty Risk Calculator. Check out the video.
Supported Book Publications
- Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life (Edited by Shelley Feldman, Charles Geisler, and Gayatri A. Menon)
- Contesting Development: Critical struggles for Social Change (Edited by Philip McMichael)
- Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent (Frederic C. Deyo)
- Rural Retirement Migration (David Brown and Nina Glasgow)
- Growing Democracy in Africa: Elections, Accountable Governance, and Political Economy (Edited by Muna Ndulo and Mamoudou Gazibo)
- Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK (Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown, Sally Shortall, Jo Vergunst, Mildred E. Warner)