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Alumni by field of research: Livelihoods & Globalisation


Cherryl André de la Porte, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Integrated water resources management: Limits and potential in the municipality of El Grullo, Mexico (completed in 2007)

Jorge Ignacio Angulo Barredo, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Family strategies and community. Migration and socio-cultural processes in two rural communities of the Sierra Region, Chiapas. (completed in 2010)

Jerome Chenal, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Urbanisation, city design and the urban model in Western Africa: The position and stakes of the public space (completed in 2009)

Sandra Contzen, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The PRS Is Out but Poor People Are Still Here. The Honduran Poverty Reduction Strategy and Campesino Livelihoods in Western Honduras (completed in 2013)

Haroldo Alfonso Dilla, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Urban Borderland Intermediation in the Dominican Republic: Three Case Studies (completed in 2006)

Gilbert Fokou, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Institutions de propriété collective et relations de pouvoir: Gestion des ressources, changements et conflits dans la plaine du Waza-Logone (Extrême-Nord Cameroun/Tchad) entre Kotoko et pasteurs nomades (completed in 2008)

Ghana Gurung, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation Priorities with Livelihood Needs in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal (completed in 2006)

Silvia Hostettler, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Land use changes and transnational migration: the impact of remittances in western Mexico (completed in 2007)

Patrick Meroka, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Common Property Institutions and Relations of Power: Resource-Management, Change and Conflicts in the Rufiji River Floodplain in Tanzania (completed in 2006)

Urs Müller, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Die Kraft der Bilder in der nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Die Fallbeispiele UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch und UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (completed in 2006)

Purna Bahadur Nepali, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Landlessness, Livelihood Insecurity and Social Conflict in Far Western Region of Nepal with a special focus on Dalits (completed in 2011)

Lena Poschet, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Villes à la frontière et transformation de l'espace: le cas de Haiti et la république dominicaine (completed in 2006)

Alexandre Repetti, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Un concept de monitoring participatif au service des villes en développement. Approche méthodologique et réalisation d'un observatoire urbain (completed in 2004)

Babar Shahbaz, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Analysis of Institutional Changes in Forest Management and Their Impact on Rural Livelihood Strategies in NWFP, Pakistan (completed in 2006)

Balz Strasser, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: "We are Flexible as Rubber!" Livelihood Strategies, Diversity and the Local Institutional Setting of Rubber Small Holders in Kerala, South India (completed in 2007)

Susan Thieme, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Social Networks and Migration: Far West Nepalese labour Migrants in Dehli (completed in 2005)

Pranil Upadhayaya, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Tourism amidst Armed Conflict in Nepal: Consequences, Copings and Contribution to Peace-building (completed in 2013)

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