3 January 2013

Africa: What Were the PPSC Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2012?


On behalf of the IDS Participation, Power and Social Change research team, I'd like to welcome back our readers to what we hope proves to be a fascinating year for our blog.

Reflecting the outputs from several research projects and a number of pressing global debates and issues we are engaged in, the PPSC research team have some really interesting pieces in the pipeline in the next few months. I hope you'll continue to read and engage with the debates and discussion that arise from our articles.

However, in case you missed some of our blogs last year, I thought you might like to look at our Top 10 most popular pieces, as well as some of our articles that you might have missed!

Please do share these with your networks, add comments if you haven't already and as always, encourage others to subscribe to the blog!

Top 10 blog posts of 2012:

"Just do women's empowerment" by Naomi Hossain

"On having Voice and Being Heard: Participation in the Post-2015 Policy Process" by Elizabeth Mills

"Spring uprisings calling spring academics: #bring books out to the streets" by Maria-Josep Cascant Sempere

"Global development: the new buzzword?" by Maria-Josep Cascant Sempere and Alex Kelbert

"Eleven predictions for Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood (if they continue to remain in power" by Mariz Tadros

"Post 2015: What do policymakers know about poverty?" by Joanna Wheeler and Danny Burns

"No gong for Cameron's Hunger Summit" by Naomi Hossain

"Challenging attempts to silence civil society in Uganda" by Stephen Wood

"Are we ready for an 'academic spring'?" by Danny Burns

"Digital activism in post-revolution Egypt: How relevant is online dissidence in the marathon for democracy?" by Hani Morsi

Excellent blog posts you might have missed in 2012:

"Participatory visual processes in Nairobi's margins" by Thea Shakrokh

"States of Exception, A Tragedy in Unceasing Acts: Development Encounters" by Patta Scott-Villiers

"Putting pleasure into safer sex interventions" by Stephen Wood

"Can the North hear?" by Tessa Lewin

"What keeps unpaid care off development agendas?" by Rosalind Eyben

Stephen Wood is a researcher on the Sexuality and Development Programme within the Participation, Power and Social Change research team at IDS and can be found on Twitter as: StephenWood_UK

Read other recent blogs by Stephen Wood:

The stark realities lying behind the Ugandan Anti-Homsexuality Bill

Putting pleasure into safer sex interventions

Diversifying our strategies for sexual equality

Challenging attempts to silence civil society in Uganda

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