Dr Graeme Young

  • Research Associate - Development Studies (Urban Studies)

telephone: Ex. 1741
email: Graeme.Young.2@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Graeme Young is a research associate at the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods at the University of Glasgow specializing in development theory and the political economy of development. He received his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2018.

Graeme’s research focuses on the political economy of informal economic activity and explores how political processes, economic institutions, legal and regulatory systems, and urban development projects shape informality in cities in the Global South; how the urban poor experience and respond to state power as they engage in the informal economy; and what the relationship between the informal economy and the state reveals about state power and the political economy of development more generally. Building on his research into informality in Uganda and South Africa, his current book project examines the governance of informal economies as a global phenomenon that is central to understanding the state, the market, and the lives of the urban poor.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Graeme served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cape Town, and a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law.

Research interests

  • Informal economic activity
  • Political economy of development in the Global South
  • Democratization and state power
  • Urban governance and development
  • Institutional economics
  • Political, economic, and social rights
  • Peacekeeping and peacebuilding

Publications

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2021

Ahmad, S. , Baffoe, G. , Bhandari, R. , Young, G. and Osborne, M. (2021) Sustainable, healthy, learning cities and neighbourhoods. In: Venter, M. (ed.) Learning for a Better Future: Perspectives on Higher Education, Cities, Business and Civil Society. AOSIS: Durbanville. (In Press)

2020

Young, G. (2020) Urban informal economies in peacebuilding: Competing perspectives and implications for theory and praxis. Third World Quarterly, (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2020.1799192) (Early Online Publication)

Nesterova, Y. and Young, G. (2020) Education Policies, Systems, and Progress in Africa and Asia : A Comparative Analysis of 12 Cities in Six Countries. Documentation. GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

2019

Crush, J. and Young, G. (2019) Resituating Africa’s urban informal food sector. Urban Forum, 30(4), pp. 377-384. (doi: 10.1007/s12132-019-09374-4)

Young, G. (2019) The state and the origins of informal economic activity: insights from Kampala. Urban Forum, 30(4), pp. 407-423. (doi: 10.1007/s12132-019-09372-6)

Young, G. (2019) Political decision-making and the decline of Canadian peacekeeping. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 25(2), pp. 152-171. (doi: 10.1080/11926422.2018.1543713)

2018

Young, G. (2018) De-democratisation and the rights of street vendors in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(8), pp. 1007-1029. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1492915)

2017

Young, G. (2017) From protection to repression: the politics of street vending in Kampala. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 11(4), pp. 714-733. (doi: 10.1080/17531055.2017.1378448)

2015

Young, G. W. (2015) Conceptualizing resistance in post-conflict environments. International Peacekeeping, 22(2), pp. 169-185. (doi: 10.1080/13533312.2015.1017081)

This list was generated on Sat Oct 24 19:27:30 2020 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Young, G. (2020) Urban informal economies in peacebuilding: Competing perspectives and implications for theory and praxis. Third World Quarterly, (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2020.1799192) (Early Online Publication)

Crush, J. and Young, G. (2019) Resituating Africa’s urban informal food sector. Urban Forum, 30(4), pp. 377-384. (doi: 10.1007/s12132-019-09374-4)

Young, G. (2019) The state and the origins of informal economic activity: insights from Kampala. Urban Forum, 30(4), pp. 407-423. (doi: 10.1007/s12132-019-09372-6)

Young, G. (2019) Political decision-making and the decline of Canadian peacekeeping. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 25(2), pp. 152-171. (doi: 10.1080/11926422.2018.1543713)

Young, G. (2018) De-democratisation and the rights of street vendors in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(8), pp. 1007-1029. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1492915)

Young, G. (2017) From protection to repression: the politics of street vending in Kampala. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 11(4), pp. 714-733. (doi: 10.1080/17531055.2017.1378448)

Young, G. W. (2015) Conceptualizing resistance in post-conflict environments. International Peacekeeping, 22(2), pp. 169-185. (doi: 10.1080/13533312.2015.1017081)

Book Sections

Ahmad, S. , Baffoe, G. , Bhandari, R. , Young, G. and Osborne, M. (2021) Sustainable, healthy, learning cities and neighbourhoods. In: Venter, M. (ed.) Learning for a Better Future: Perspectives on Higher Education, Cities, Business and Civil Society. AOSIS: Durbanville. (In Press)

Research Reports or Papers

Nesterova, Y. and Young, G. (2020) Education Policies, Systems, and Progress in Africa and Asia : A Comparative Analysis of 12 Cities in Six Countries. Documentation. GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

This list was generated on Sat Oct 24 19:27:30 2020 BST.

Supervision

Graeme is interested in supervising research projects that examine the political economy of development, particularly those that explore the following themes:

  • The role of political processes, institutions, and ideologies in development
  • The origin, evolution, dynamics, and governance of informal economies
  • How and why international actors intervene in conflict and post-conflict environments

Teaching

URBAN5085

Governance and Markets

Course Coordinator

 

PUBPOL2010

Social and Public Policy 2A: Perspectives on Public Policy - Conflicting Ideas and Changing Agendas

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