The Comparative Politics and Development Doctoral Workshop

The Comparative Politics and Development Doctoral Workshop takes place at least every other week in the Michaelmas and Lent Term on Fridays from 12-1 pm in CLM.2.05 (Clement House, second floor).

The CP Workshop is a great opportunity for research students and faculty to present on-going work, discuss matters of research and professional development and foster synergies within the department.  All interested are welcome to attend. 

Lunch is provided, however please join the mailing list to get details on how to pre-order.

To join the mailing list or if you have an interest in presenting, please contact Kate Alexander (|) or Dr. Steffen Hertog (|).

Upcoming events

1 July 2014

Student presentation: Flavia Donadelli
Biodiversity conservation and climate change regimes in Brazil: overlaps and conflicts

Time: 2-3 pm
Location: CLM.G.05

* Please note the change in time and room.

Past events



  • 11 October 2012
    ‘Meet & Greet’ – introduction to the workshop by Pon and Steffen, and opportunity for new and seasoned PhD students to mingle
  • 25 October 2012 
    Faculty presentation: Francisco Panizza
    “Away with them all” – “We are fantastic” Critical junctures and crises narratives in the 2001-02 financial crises in Argentina and Uruguay”.
  • 1 November 2012 
    Getting a job in comparative politics (or with a comparative politics PhD) - Steffen Hertog and Bill Kissane
  • 29 November 2012
    Faculty presentation: Dann Naseemullah
    The Politics of Developmental State Persistence: Institutional Origins, Industrialization and Agrarian Challenge
    Download the paper
  • 13 December 2012
    Faculty presentation: Ken Shadlen (International Development)
    The Politics of Patents and Innovation Policy in Latin America
  • 24 January 2013
    Student presentation: Juergen Braunstein
    The political economy of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment
  • 31 January 2013
    Student presentation: Mollie Gerver
    Comparing Non-Governmental Organizations Facilitating Repatriation of Refugees and Failed Asylum Seekers in Israel
  • 14 February 2013
    Faculty presentation: Jonathan Hopkin
    Economic Reform and the Debt Crisis in Southern Europe
  • 21 February 2013
    Faculty presentation: Elliott Green (International Development)
    Endogenous Ethnicity: How Urbanization Promotes Homogenization
  • 28 February 2013
    Faculty presentation: Mayling Birney (International Development)
    Authoritarian Stability under a Rule of Mandates:  The Conditional Implementation of Village Elections in China
  • 7 March 2013
    Student presentation: Sasha Jesperson
    Addressing Organised Crime though the Security-Development Nexus: Questions of Interface
  • 21 March 2013
    Getting published: a discussion with faculty – Prof. Simon Hix, Dr. Steffen Hertog
  • 29 May 2013
    Student presentation: Ting Luo
    Authoritarian control in China’s village committee elections: Economic development and Incumbency advantage