David Hudson

David Hudson

David Hudson is the Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the Deputy Director of the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). He has written widely on the politics of development, in particular on the role of coalitions, leadership and power in reform processes and how development actors can think and work politically; the drivers of global migration, finance and trade and how these processes shape national development; and how people in rich countries engage with global development issues, as part of the Gates Foundation’s Aid Attitudes Tracker. He is also actively involved with practitioners and policymakers, providing evaluations, design and policy advice, consultancy and training with donors and NGOs.   His main research interests lie in the political economy of development: public engagement with global poverty, the international political economy of development finance, and the politics of development. 
David has published in a range of journals, including the Journal of International Development, Political Studies, Contemporary Politics, and The International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. He has also given evidence to the UK Parliament's International Development Committee.


Political analysis as the practical art of the possible

24th July 2014

Bringing politics back into PEA - a new paper with Adrian Leftwich

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The politics of redistribution: we need you

16th October 2014

Which are the key country cases? Help us shape new research.

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Inequality – the politics behind the policies

11th February 2015

Discussion starter for the #polinequality conference

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Politics, risk and development: three takeaways

19th February 2016

Reflections from two conferences

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