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Morten Koch Andersen


Thematic specialisation:
International development discourses, practices and cooperation; perpetrative authorities and networks; prevention of torture and organised violence; security sector reform; governance, torture and corruption (the nexus of politics, economy and policing).

Current activities:
Post-doc research project: Corruption and Torture: Encounters and Exchanges in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka(CORTO).

Follow-up of Ph.D research on political organization and political violence in Bangladesh

Other activities
Programme manager for West Africa, Libya, Albania.

Geographical focus: West Africa and South Asia

Research Programmes
Corruption and Torture: Policing Encounters.

Violent Organisation of Political Youth, PhD fellow.

Other research interests:

  • State making, State Transformation and Conflict
  • Political Culture and Party Politics
  • Urban Space and Everyday Life
  • Development Policy and Practice

Dissertation
The Politics of politics : Youth mobilization, aspirations and the threat of violence at Dhaka University, Roskilde: Roskilde University, 2013. - 274 pp.

Publications

Dhaka Tribune, 07 August 2016, Op-ed. “A broken system”

Global Policy, 18 September 2015, “Torture and Corruption Practical Twins?”

Politiken, Analysis (in national daily): May 2015, "Korruption. Også en udfordring i Danmark".

Time-Use, Activism and the Making of Future, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 39, 2016 - Issue 2.

Dhaka Tribune, 31 March 2015, Op-ed. “Victims of Silencing”.

Dhaka Tribune, 7 March 2015, Op-ep.“Victims of Discourse”.

Dhaka Tribune, 28 November 2014, Op-ed. ”We should not lose Sight of the Future”.

Politiken, 17 February 2014, Kronik. ”Krigen i Libyen har efterladt landet i kaos: I dag er det tre år siden, at oprøret mod Moamar Gaddafis regime startede i Libyen”.

Politiken, 9 March 2011, Analysis (in national daily):“Korruption? Nej, det har vi ikke her!”.

Information, 1 March 2011, Commentary (in national daily): “Yunus straffes for sit politiske engagement”.

RCT and Asian Human Rights Commission, 2009: “The Phantom Limb: Failing Judicial Systems, Torture and Human Rights Work in Sri Lanka – a study of police torture”.

Information 24 July 2007, Commentary (in national daily): ”286.000 forklaringer på forandring i Bangladesh”

Information 25 January 2007, Commentary (in national newspaper):”Politisk krise i Bangladesh: Det nyligt aflyste valg er kun det seneste symptom på en politisk kultur, der skæmmes af polariserende magtkampe, der deler nationen i to”.

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