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Research interests

Oliver Walton is a Lecturer in International Development specialising in the political economy of war-to-peace transitions, NGO politics, conflict and peacebuilding. 

His research has focuses on the political economy of war to peace transitions, civil society, NGOs and NGO legitimacy. Recent work has examined the role of borderlands and brokers in post-war transitions in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the role of alcohol in conflict-affected regions.

 

Teaching interests

My teaching focuses on two areas: (1) the politics of development (with a particular focus on South Asia) and (2) the intersections between conflict, development and peacebuilding. 

Other responsibilities

Oliver is Director of Studies for the MSc programmes in International Development, and the blended learning MSc programme in Humanitaranism, Conflict and Development.

Prior to joining the University of Bath in March 2013, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), based at the University of Birmingham. He completed a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in 2010, which focused on national NGOs involved in peacebuilding in Sri Lanka. He has experience of working for a range of NGOs in the UK and Sri Lanka, and has worked as a consultant and evaluator for a number of donor agencies (including DFID, UNDP, NORAD, OECD and AusAID).

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Projects 2015 2019

Nepal
Sri Lanka
peace
South Asia
political economy

Living on the Margins

Walton, O.

1/11/1630/04/18

Project: Research council

Nepal
Sri Lanka
businessman
Military
leader

Research Output 2008 2018

Beyond disaster framing: exploring multi-mandate INGOs’ representations of conflict

Walton, O. 2018 In : Third World Quarterly. 39, 4, p. 642-660 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disaster
communication
empirical analysis
nongovernmental organization
non-governmental organization

Mediating the margins: the role of brokers and the Eastern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka’s post-war transition

Goodhand, J., Klem, B. & Walton, O. 15 Mar 2017 In : Third World Thematics. 1, 6, p. 817-836

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

center-periphery
Sri Lanka
decentralization
mobilization

The Tangled Politics of Postwar Justice in Sri Lanka

Goodhand, J. & Walton, O. Apr 2017 In : Current History. 116, 789, p. 130-135 6 p., 1401

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Justice
Sri Lanka

2015: the year in elections

Ferrero, J., Walton, O. & Kennedy, P. 1 Jan 2016 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
election
expert
leader

Timing and sequencing of post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka

Walton, O. 23 Jun 2016 Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding. Langer, A. & Brown, G. (eds.). Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
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