International Development Research

Welcome to my website, which brings together my research and writing. Where possible, I have provided links to open access materials. If there is something here that you cannot find, please contact me.

Upcoming events:

‘Financial inclusion and its role in delivering economic justice’ (panelist), King’s Transnational Law Summit 2018: The New Human Condition: Creating Justice for Our Future, Kings College London, 10-14 April 2018

‘Psy-expertise, behavioural approaches and therapeutic cultures: exacerbating or mitigating global inequalities?’ (co-convened with Elise Klein, University of Melbourne and China Mills, University of Sheffield)  Development Studies Association (DSA) Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 27-29 June 2018

‘Financialisation of development and the digital “revolution”‘ (co-convened with Vincent Guermond, Queen Mary’s University London), Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University, 28-31 August, 2018

Latest Publications:

Gabor, D. and Brooks, S. (2017) The digital revolution in financial inclusion: international development in the fintech eraNew Political Economy, 22(4) 423-436 (summarised in our blog post here)

Brooks, S. (2016) Inducing food insecurity: financialisation and development in the post-2015 era. Third World Quarterly, 37(5) 768-780 (summarised in a short piece in Open Democracy here)

Brooks, S. (2015) Philanthrocapitalism, ‘pro-poor’ agricultural biotechnology and development,  in B. Morvaridi (Ed.) New Philanthropy and Social Justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse, Policy Press: Bristol (pre-publication version available here)