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Popular Development Economics—An Anthropologist among the Mandarins

  • Mike McGovern (a1)

In 1997, I found myself newly arrived at Oxford University. I was taking a detour from my path to do research in West Africa thanks to a fellowship that funded a year of ancillary training before my fieldwork. Though studying anthropology, I was at St. Antony's College, where Paul Collier's Center for the Study of African Economies is located, and was in the same entering cohort as Collier's now-famous student Dambisa Moyo (assuming I would not be able to remember her first name, she offered, “it sounds kind of like ‘pizza’”).

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Perspectives on Politics
  • ISSN: 1537-5927
  • EISSN: 1541-0986
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