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GLD Newsletter
May 2019

In This Newsletter

  • Annual Conference and Policy Day
  • New Podcast
  • Annual Report

Keep Up With Us



GLD Third Annual Conference: Routes to Accountability

This month we hosted our third annual conference in Varberg, Sweden. The "Routes to Accountability" conference featured 60+ participants, 16 presentations, 2 panel discussions and 1 roundtable. We would like to offer our gratitude to all attendees who made this event one of our best conferences yet. For more information on the participants and presentations featured at this event click here.

More conference photos are available at our Flickr account.


Policy Day 2019: New Challenges to Democracy, Governance, and Peace

Before the GLD Annual Conference, representatives of leading international policy organizations and researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University gathered to discuss political exclusion and the populist threat to democratic progress and good governance, as well as to shed light on possible solutions based on recent academic research.

The event was held at the Wallenberg conference centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.

More picture from the event can be seen here.

Podcast with Pierre Landry: China's Urbanization Problem

Episode 4: Pierre F. Landry discusses China's rapid urbanization and the institutional challenges that arise due to these seismic demographic shifts. The conversation centres on China's massive bureaucratic system and how both local and national levels of this system compete for financial resources and influence.

Pierre F. Landry is a Professor of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and co-director of the Universities Service Centre for China Studies at CUHK. His training was in economics and law at Sciences-Po in Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He is also an alumnus of the Hopkins-Nanjing program. His research interests focus on Asian and Chinese politics, comparative local government, quantitative comparative analysis, and survey research. His has published on governance and the political management of officials in China. Besides articles and book chapters in comparative politics and political methodology, he is a collaborating scholar of the GLD Program in Gothenburg as well as a Research Fellow at the Research Center for the Study of Contemporary China at Peking University. He also collaborates with the Governance and Local Development project as well as the UNDP and the World Bank on developing indicators of the variability of local governance in a variety of countries.


Look out for next month's special "in the field" podcast with Dominic Burbidge (Oxford University).

#Did You Know...?

To find out more about Islamism, gender, and tribalism in Jordan read our working paper.

2018 Annual Report

  • Director's Statement
  • Ongoing Projects
  • GLD at Work
  • Publications
  • GLD Around the World
  • New Projects

Images from the Field

Translating the LGPI: GLD PhD Student Prisca Jost with translators, Boyd and Mutinta, in Lusaka, Zambia.

Thank you,  #TeamGLD   

Special thanks this month go to Dalila Sabanic, Clancy Karlsson, and Vitoria Sacramento for their tireless work preparing and hosting our events this month. It wouldn't have been possible without your help.



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