International Development, Conflict & Human Security

Pathway 10: International Development, Conflict & Human Security (IDHS)

Pathway Leads

King’s College London: Dr Oisin Tansey, Dr. Nahee Kang 

Queen Mary University: Dr.  Phillipa Williams

Student Pathway Representative

Lorraine Charbonnier:

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The pathway is concerned with the interaction of global forces and local responses in development, health and security, as well as the variety of ways in which international organisations respond to state fragility and protracted insecurity. The pathway provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of international development and conflict. It draws on concepts and insights from a range of disciplines, including international relations, history, area studies, development studies, anthropology, law, geography, and development economics.

Training is delivered along four sub-pathways:

A. Development, Human Security & Migration

Interrogates development futures in the contemporary global economy; the human-development security nexus and the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of transnational migration.

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Global Development
MRes International Relations
MRes Immigration Law
MSc Global Affairs

B. Health, Human Security & Conflict

Examines the relationship between security and health, including the health needs of civilian populations in violent or complex humanitarian emergency and post-conflict situations.

King’s College London
MSc Global Health

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Global Health Geographies

C. State Fragility, Aid & Peacebuilding

Explores the sources and nature of state fragility, and assesses the ways in which donors and international organisations have responded to the challenges of state- and peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict.

King’s College London
MA Conflict, Security & Development
MA International Conflict Studies

D. Development in Middle Income Emerging Economies

Examines how economies and societies move from lower-value added, less durable and less inclusive modes of economic and political organization to higher value-added, durable, and broadly inclusive modes, with a particular focus on Latin America and East/Southeast Asia.

King’s College London
MSc Emerging Economies & International Development
MSc Political Economy & Emerging Markets
MSc Emerging Economies & Inclusive Development
MSc China & Globalisation
MSc Global Affairs