Jimi O. Adesina, Andrew M. Fischer, & Nimi Hoffmann. (2021). 7 - Reflections on Aid and Regime Change in Ethiopia: A Response to Cheeseman. CODESRIA Bulletin, (01), 47–51. https://doi.org/10.57054/cb01202168
His latest book, Poverty as Ideology (Zed, 2018), was awarded the International Studies in Poverty Prize by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and Zed Books and, as part of the award, is now fully open accessOpent extern.
Trained in demography and development economics, Fischer works extensively on poverty, inequality, social policy, and international development. He earned his Ph.D. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) for his research on China’s regional development strategies in western China and their impact on ethnic minorities, principally Tibetans, but also Uyghurs and other minorities. He has written two books on this topic, the second being The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China: A Study in the Economics of MarginalizationOpent extern (Lexington Books, 2014), as well as numerous articles in leading journals such as Population and Development Review and China Quarterly.
More generally, Fischer has been involved in the field of international development for over 30 years, with experience spanning Latin America, Africa and Asia. Prior to his Ph.D., he spent seven years living with Tibetan refugees in India, and he lived in Western China for two years during and after his Ph.D. Parallel to his ongoing research on western China, he won a prestigious European Research CouncilOpent extern grant for work on the political economy of externally financing social policy in developing countries (Aiding Social ProtectionOpent extern), which he led from 2015 to 2021.
He is currently focusing on the role of redistribution in development at local, regional and global scales and its interaction with finance and production, while simultaneously maintaining his ongoing research on western China.
Nimi Hoffmann, University of Sussex
I am a lecturer at the Centre for International Education. My research focuses on the knowledge commons and social policy. I am happy to supervise students working in the following areas: 1. the knowledge commons and open access architectures 2. the role of RCTs in education policy 3. the meanings of Bandung, the non-Aligned Movement or the Tricontinental for social policy today 4. The prospects, dynamics and constraints on democratic social policy.