Professor Hazel Johnson of the Open University talks about the Development, Policy and Practice Pathway Pathway, one of the options for Grand Union Studentships.

Professor Hazel Johnson of the Open University talks about the Development, Policy and Practice Pathway Pathway, one of the options for Grand Union Studentships.

OU academics are researching the interconnection between industrial development and health in Africa.

They contributed to a book, Making Medicines in Africa, on the topic.

In this video, the Maureen Mackintosh, Professor of Economics at the OU and Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Lecturer in Development Policy and Governance, explain why there needs to be more emphasis on Africa making their own medicines.

Read more about the OU's research in International Development at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/main/our-research/international-development

 

BRICS Banking and the Debate over sub-Imperialism

Do the BRICS countries herald a new dawn for democracy or continued political repression? Professor Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) discusses BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique, his new book from Pluto Press, co-edited with Ana Garcia.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!d43d80...

Patent Use in the UK.

The Hargreaves review (2011) of UK Intellectual Property noted the weakness of the evidentiary base on the impact of patents and how they are used in the UK. Suma Athreye (Brunel Business School) explores some of the issues.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903

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