Season 2, Ep. 4
In recent years, climate change and the environment has shot up the agenda in political and public discourse, and a new type of politics has taken shape, with many people calling for urgent, radical change.In this month’s Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach, Professor Ian Scoones and Professor Peter Newell discuss their co-edited book, The Politics of Green Transformations. Drawing on international examples, they reflect on past transformations as examples of positive change and examine the factors that have contributed to recent heightened awareness and emergency narratives. They discuss the tensions between the need for urgent green transformations and issues of inequality, social justice and rights, and call on an evidence-based politics of hope, to drive humanity towards a sustainable, just future.Interviewing them is Andrew Simms, author, political economist, activist and the coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance.***Special 20% offer*** on book purchase! Use discount code: SOC19 https://www.routledge.com/The-Politics-of-Green-Transformations/Scoones-Leach-Newell/p/book/9781138792906Melissa Leach: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/melissa-leach/Peter Newell: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/104921Ian Scoones: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/ian-scoones/Andrew Simms: http://www.newweather.org/about-us/andrew-simms/Rapid Transitions Alliance: https://www.rapidtransition.org/
Power, Empowerment and Social Change - Rosemary McGee & Jethro Pettit
Season 2, Ep. 3
In this month’s episode of Between the Lines we discuss a new book that helps us to better understand how power works.Power, Empowerment and Social Change uncovers how power operates around the world, and how it can be transformed through collective action and social leadership.Discussing this collaborative work with IDS Research Officer, Katy Oswald are co-editors Rosemary McGee and Jethro Pettit.
Putting Children First - Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere
Season 2, Ep. 2
Despite important strides in the fight against poverty in the last few decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent, particularly in Africa.Two-thirds of childrenin sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence.One in five childrenin sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to grow up in extreme “monetary” poverty, meaning they live in families without adequate incomes to make basic ends meet.In this month’s episode of Between the Lines, IDS Researcher, Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere from the Policy Institute, Ethiopia, discuss their co-edited book “Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa” - authored by over .They outline some of the initiatives aiming to reduce child poverty and how they hope that this book will push the frontiers by challenging existing narratives, exploring alternative understandings of the complexities and dynamics underpinning child poverty and, crucially, examining policy options that work.Interviewing Keetie and Yisak is IDS Research Associate, Sir Richard Jolly.
1: Refugee Tales - Emma Parsons
Season 2, Ep. 1
This month we look at Refugee Tales, a series of books that bring together poets and novelists to tell the stories of individuals who have directly experienced Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. IDS' Kelly Shephard speaks with Emma Parsons who wrote “The Teacher’s Tale”, which is told from her perspective as an English teacher, giving support to a refugee detained under the UK immigration system.Links:Refugee Tales website: http://refugeetales.org/ Comma Press, the publishers: https://commapress.co.uk/books/refugee-tales-volume-iii Refugee Tales on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/refugeetales/ The Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/23/refugee-tales-migration-books-ungrateful-refugee-our-city-dina-nayeri-jon-bloomfield-jonathan-portes Review of Emma Parsons' tale in EFL magazine: https://www.eflmagazine.com/book-review-refugee-tales/?fbclid=IwAR15zN-7IVq7HwST3ekr_rIaHEOWXHe0FZ1tVT1aqZZ_sG8wC7-autzGszwThis podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King. Please Send any comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images
12: Special anniversary episode
Season 1, Ep. 12
We're celebrating one year of --between the lines-- with a special episode that brings together clips from all the episodes across the series. This special episode showcases the range of speakers and wealth of ideas from the series, drawing out some of the key elements needed for progressive change.
11: Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India - Maya Unnithan
Season 1, Ep. 11
This month Hayley Macgregor speaks with Maya Unnithan, Professor of Social and medical anthropology at the University of Sussex, about her new book, ‘Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India'.Drawing on ethnographic research over the past eighteen years, Maya brings together the practices, experiences and discourse on fertility and reproduction in Northern India, into an overarching analytical framework on power and gender politics.Through its focus on development actors, civil society members as well as health providers, it brings out the diverse ways in which reproductive rights are both understood and imagined by the state and civil society and juxtaposes this with understandings and perceptions of those who are both subjects and objects of the state policies and NGO interventions.This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King. Please send any comments and suggestions to email@example.comLinks:Book: https://www.routledge.com/Fertility-Health-and-Reproductive-Politics-Re-imagining-Rights-in-India/Unnithan/p/book/9781138610965Maya Unnithan: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/2755Hayley Macgregor: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/hayley-macgregor/Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images
10: How Change Happens – Duncan Green
Season 1, Ep. 10
Whether you are an activist, campaigner, development practitioner, lobbyist, entrepreneur, individual or an organisation, Duncan Green’s latest book, How Change Happens seeks to understand how power and systems shape change, and how to influence them. In this month’s episode of between the lines, Duncan speaks with IDS researcher Jo Howard, offering the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change. Download the Open Access book. Watch the short summary of the Power and Systems Approach This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King. Please Send any comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org