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Dr Joseph Hanlon

Dr Joseph Hanlon

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Professional biography

Joseph Hanlon is both a journalist and a development researcher which he has combined in more than a dozen books on southern Africa and on aid and development. His next book is Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping our Heads Above Water to be published in late 2016.  Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land was published in 2013.  His 2010 book Just Give Money to the Poor on cash transfers (child benefit, non-contributory pension, etc) was on the Guardian 2011 list of "Development studies: Key first-year reads" and has been influential in changing the view the poor countries could not afford social protection. Joseph has been writing about Mozambique since 1978. He was a stringer for the Guardian and BBC there for five years, and is now the most cited social science academic on Mozambique. His website is http://www.open.ac.uk/technology/mozambique/ His most recent Mozambique book is Chickens and beer: A recipe for agricultural growth in Mozambique (in Portuguese Galinhas e cerveja: uma receita para o crescimento). His previous book Do bicycles equal development in Mozambique? and the Portuguese edition Há mais bicicletas -  mas há desenvolvimento? was a best seller in Mozambique. He has been the editor of the Mozambique Political Process Bulletin since 1992. Joseph was also policy advisor of the Jubilee 2000 campaign to cancel the debt of the poorest countries by the year 2000 (which was partly successful) and was head of the Commonwealth Independent Expert Study on Sanctions Against South Africa in the late 1980s. Joseph Hanlon's PhD is in physics, and he is also a visiting senior fellow at the Department of International Development of the London School of Economics.

Joseph Hanlon is a recognised expert on Mozambique. His website is http://www.open.ac.uk/technology/mozambique/. He is the editor of two newsletters, the Mozambique Political Process Bulletin and Mozambique News Reports and Clippings.

Publications

Turning Mozambique into a mafia, resource curse state (2021-07)
Hanlon, Joseph
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 110(3) (pp. 405-406)


Collapsing Electoral Integrity in Mozambique (2021-06)
Hanlon, Joseph
Journal of African Elections, 20(1) (pp. 44-66)


Ignoring the Roots of Mozambique’s War in a Push for Military Victory (2021)
Hanlon, Joseph
Conflict Trends, 2021(2)


Bangladesh farmers push for temporary flooding to correct Dutch polder failure (2020-01)
Hanlon, Joseph
Journal of International Development, 32(1) (pp. 29-43)


Local Media Observation of Mozambique's Elections (2018-06)
Hanlon, Joseph and Nvunga, Adriano
Journal of African Elections, 17, Article v17i1a4(1) (pp. 72-92)


Following the donor-designed path to Mozambique’s US$2.2 billion secret debt deal (2017)
Hanlon, Joseph
Third World Quarterly, 38(3) (pp. 753-770)


Who will make the 'best' use of Africa's land? Lessons from Zimbabwe (2014-07)
Manjengwa, Jeanette; Hanlon, Joseph and Smart, Teresa
Third World Quarterly, 35(6) (pp. 980-995)


Governance as 'Kicking Away the Ladder' (2012-11)
Hanlon, Joseph
New Political Economy, 17(5) (pp. 691-698)


Whose wealth is it anyway? mozambique’s outstanding economic growth with worsening rural poverty (2012-05)
Cunguara, Benedito and Hanlon, Joseph
Development and Change, 43(3) (pp. 623-647)


Is Mozambique following a latecomer developer strategy? (2011)
Hanlon, Joseph
Transformation, 2011(76) (pp. 137-143)


Mozambique: 'the war ended 17 years ago, but we are still poor' (2010-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Conflict, Security and Development, 10(1) (pp. 77-102)


Frelimo landslide in tainted election in Mozambique (2010-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 37(123) (pp. 92-95)


Mozambique: The panic and rage of the poor (2009-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 36(119) (pp. 125-130)


Wolfowitz, the World Bank, and illegtimate lending (2007)
Hanlon, Joseph
The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 13(2) (pp. 41-54)


'Illegitimate' loans: lenders, not borrowers, are responsible (2006-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Third World Quarterly, 27(2) (pp. 211-226)


Is the international community helping to recreate the preconditions for war in Sierra Leone? (2005-09)
Hanlon, Joseph
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 94(381) (pp. 459-472)


Renewed land debate and the 'cargo cult' in Mozambique (2004-09)
Hanlon, Joseph
Journal of Southern African Studies, 30(3) (pp. 603-626)


Do donors promote corruption?: the case of Mozambique (2004-06)
Hanlon, Joseph
Third World Quarterly, 25(4) (pp. 747-763)


It is possible to just give money to the poor (2004-04)
Hanlon, Joseph
Development and Change, 35(2) (pp. 375-383)


Mozambique: Round up all the Usual Suspects (2003-12)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 30(98) (pp. 653-654)


Bank corruption becomes site of struggle in Mozambique (2002-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 29(91) (pp. 53-72)


Debate Intensifies over Adjustment amd Press Freedom in Mozambique (2002-03)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 29(91) (pp. 113-116)


How much debt must be cancelled? (2000)
Hanlon, Joseph
Journal of International Development, 12(6) (pp. 877-901)


Power without Responsibility: The World Bank and Mozambican Cashew Nuts (2000)
Hanlon, Joseph
Review of African Political Economy, 27(83) (pp. 29-45)


Historia de la deuda y porqué su cancelación (2000)
Hanlon, Joseph
Revista Bimestre Cubana, 12 (pp. 40-68)


Mozambique: Under New Management (1997-10)
Hanlon, Joseph
Soundings, 7 (pp. 184-194)


Post-apartheid South Africa and its neighbours (1987-04)
Hanlon, Joseph
Third World Quarterly, 9(2) (pp. 437-449)


Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water (2016-11-21)
Roy, Manoj; Hanlon, Joseph and Hulme, David
Anthem Climate Change and Policy Series
ISBN : 978-1-78308-632-0 | Publisher : Anthem Press | Published : London


A Decade of Mozambique: Politics, Economy and Society 2004-2013 (2015-08)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 978-90-04-30112-2 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden


Galinhas e cerveja: uma receita para o crescimento (2014-07-02)
Smart, Teresa and Hanlon, Joseph
Publisher : Kapicua | Published : Maputo, Mozambique


Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land (2012)
Hanlon, Joseph; Manjengwa, Jeanette and Smart, Teresa
ISBN : 978-1-56549-519-7 | Publisher : Kumarian Press | Published : Sterling, Viirginia


Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South (2010-04)
Hanlon, Joseph; Barrientos, Armando and Hulme, David
ISBN : 978 1 56549 333 9 | Publisher : Kumarian | Published : Sterling, VA, USA


Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique? (2008-11)
Hanlon, Joseph and Smart, Teresa
ISBN : 184701318X | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


Há mais bicicletas - mas há desenvolvimento? (2008)
Hanlon, Joseph and Smart, Teresa
Publisher : Missanga | Published : Maputo, Moçambique


Peace Without Profit: How the IMF Blocks Rebuilding in Mozambique (2003)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 0-85255-801-5 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


Mozambique & the great flood of 2000 (2001-06-01)
Christie, Frances and Hanlon, Joseph
African Issues
ISBN : 253214734 | Publisher : Indiana University Press | Published : Indiana, USA


Guia Básico Sobre as Autárquias Locais (1997)
Hanlon, Joseph
Publisher : Ministério de Administração Estatal e Associação de Parlamentares Europeus para Africa | Published : Maputo


Report of AWEPA's Observation of the Mozambique Electoral Process, 1992-94 (1994)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 90-72458-43-5 | Publisher : AWEPA | Published : Amsterdam


Mozambique: Who Calls the Shots? (1991-07)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 0-85255-347-1 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : London, UK


SADCC: in the 1990s: development on the front line (1989)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 0-85058-262-8 | Publisher : Economist Intelligence Unit | Published : London, UK


The Sanctions Handbook (1987)
Hanlon, Joseph and Omond, Roger
ISBN : 0-14-052388-x | Publisher : Penguin | Published : Middlesex, UK


Beggar Your Neighbours: Apartheid Power in Southern Africa (1986-07-10)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 0-85255-305-6 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : UK


Apartheid’s Second Front: South Africa's War Against Its Neighbours (1986-05)
Hanlon, Joseph
ISBN : 140523707 | Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd | Published : UK


Mozambique: The Revolution under fire (1984-12)
Hanlon, Joseph
Third World Books
ISBN : 0-86232-244-8 | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd | Published : London, UK


SADCC: progress, projects and prospects: The trade and investment future of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (1984)
Hanlon, Joseph
Publisher : Economist Intelligence Unit | Published : London, UK


Debt and Development (2021-04-22)
Hanlon, Joseph and Jones, Tim
In: Haslam, Paul; Schafer, Jessica and Beaudet, Pierre eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice (4th ed.) (pp. 263-281)
ISBN : 978-0-19-903643-1 | Publisher : Oxford University Press Canada | Published : Don Mills, Canada


Debt and development (2017)
Hanlon, Joseph and Jones, Tim
In: Haslam, Paul; Schafer, Jessica and Beaudet, Paul eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues (3rd ed) ((In Press))
Publisher : OUP Canada


Mozambique (2016-10-05)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Abbink, Jon; Elischer, Sebastian; Mehler, Andreas and Melber, Henning eds. Africa Yearbook - Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2015 (pp. 461-469)
ISBN : 978-90-04-33323-9 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden


Mozambique (2015-10)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Elischer, Sebastion; Hofmeier, Rolf; Mehler, Andreas and Melber, Henning eds. Africa Yearbook - Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2014 (pp. 457-466)
ISBN : 9789004291539 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden


Mozambique 2013 (2014-09)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Mehler, Andreas; Melber, Henning and van Walraven, Klaas eds. Africa Yearbook : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2013. Africa Yearbook (10)
ISBN : 9789004274778 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden


Debt and development (2012-01-19)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Haslam, Paul; Schafer, Jessica and Beaudet, Paul eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues (2nd ed)
ISBN : 978-0-19-544020-1 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford


Mozambique (2011)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Mehler, Andreas; Melber, Henning and van Walraven, Klaas eds. Africa Yearbook : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2010. Africa Yearbook (7)
ISBN : 9789004205567 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden


Välfärdssamhället Sverige som förebild – möjligheter och lärdomar (2011)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Nycander, Gunnel Axelsson ed. Pengar i Handen: Sociala Trygghetssystem som Metod för Att Bekämpa Fattigdom och Hunger (pp. 49-61)
Publisher : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Published : Uppsala


Debt and Development (2009)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Haslam, Paul; Schafer, Jessica and Beaudet, Paul eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues (pp. 254-270)
ISBN : 978-0-19-542804-9 | Publisher : Oxford University Press


Mozambique (2009)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Mehler, A.; Melber, H. and van Walraven, K. eds. Africa Yearbook 2008 (pp. 455-464)
ISBN : 978 90 04 17811 3 | Publisher : Brill


Mozambique: Contested Sovereignty? The Dilemmas of Aid Dependence (2009)
de Renzio, Paolo and Hanlon, Joseph
In: Whitfield, Lindsay ed. The Politics of Aid: African Strategies for Dealing with Donors (pp. 246-270)
ISBN : 978-0-19-956017-2 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford


Defining 'illegitimate debt': when creditors should be liable for improper loans (2006)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Jochnick, Chris and Preston, Fraser A. eds. Sovereign debt at the crossroads: challenges and proposals for resolving the third world debt crisis (pp. 109-130)
ISBN : 0-19-516800-3 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford, UK


200 wars and the humanitarian response (2005-11)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds. Civil War, Civil Peace (pp. 18-48)
ISBN : 0-85255-895-3 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


Intervention (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds. Civil War, Civil Peace (pp. 49-71)
ISBN : 0-85255-895-3 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


Roots of civil war: tick 'all of the above (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds. Civil War, Civil Peace (pp. 72-94)
ISBN : 0-85255-895-3 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


Ethnicity and identity (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds. Civil War, Civil Peace (pp. 95-112)
ISBN : 0-85255-895-3 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


External roots of internal war (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds. Civil War, Civil Peace (pp. 113-134)
ISBN : 0-85255-895-3 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : Oxford, UK


A flawed election process in Mozambique and a landslide victory for Frelimo (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Minnie, Jeanete ed. Outside the Ballot Box: Preconditions for elections in Southern Africa 2004/5
ISBN : 9916-62-13-8 | Publisher : Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) | Published : Windhoek, Namibia


Bringing it all together: A case study of Mozambique (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Junne, Gerd and Varkoren, Willemijn eds. Postconflict Development: Meeting New Challenges
ISBN : 1-58826-303-7 | Publisher : Lynne Reiner | Published : London, UK


Mozambique (2005)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Mehler, Andreas ed. Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara
ISBN : 90-04-14462-5 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden & Boston


Bringing it all together: a case study of Mozambique (2004-11)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Junne, Gerd and Verkoren, Willemijn eds. Postconflict development: meeting new challenges (pp. 273-287)
ISBN : 1588263037 | Publisher : Lynn Rienner | Published : Boulder, Colorado, USA


It is possible to just give money to the poor (2004-09)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Pronk, Jan ed. Catalysing Development? A Debate on Aid (pp. 181-200)
ISBN : 140512119X | Publisher : Blackwell


Preface-Prefácio to Carlos Serra 'Cólera e catarse' (2003)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Serra, Carlos ed. Cólera e Catarse
Publisher : Imprensa Universitária, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane | Published : Maputo, Moçambique


Preparedness pays off in Mozambique (2002)
Hanlon, Joseph and Christie, Frances
In: World Disasters Report 2002
ISBN : 92-9139-082-8 | Publisher : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies | Published : Geneva


An 'Ambitious and Extensive Political Agenda': The role of NGOs and the AID industry (2000-05)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Kendall, Stiles ed. Global Institutions and Local Empowerment: Competing Theoretical Perspectives. International Political Economy Series
ISBN : 0-333-71708-2 | Publisher : Macmillan Press | Published : Hampshire, UK


Two decades of competition over health in Mozambique (2000)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Robinson, Dorcas; Hewitt, Tom and Harriss, John eds. Managing Development: Understanding Inter-Organizational Relationships
ISBN : 0-7619-6479-7 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London, UK


Grabbing attention (1998-04)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Thomas, Alan; Chataway, Jo and Wuyts, Marc eds. Finding Out Fast: Investigative Skills for Policy and Development
ISBN : 9780761958369 | Publisher : Sage | Published : UK


It’s the IMF that runs Mozambique (1997)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Sogge, David ed. Mozambique: Perspectives on aid and the civil sector
ISBN : 90-802625-8-7 | Publisher : Gemeenschappelijk Overleg Medefinacierig | Published : Amsterdam


Impact of Sanctions on SADCC (1990)
Hanlon, Joseph
In: Hanlon, Joseph ed. South Africa: The Sanctions Report - Documents and Statistics
ISBN : 0-85255-338-2 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : UK


Civil war, civil peace (2006-01)
Yanacopulos, Helen and Hanlon, Joseph eds.
ISBN : 852558953 | Publisher : James Currey Publishers | Published : Oxford, UK


South Africa: The Sanctions Report - Documents and Statistics (1990-07)
Hanlon, Joseph ed.
ISBN : 0-85255-338-2 | Publisher : James Currey | Published : UK


South Africa: The Sanctions Report (1989-10)
Hanlon, Joseph ed.
ISBN : 0-14-052396-0 | Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd | Published : UK


Is Mozambique's elite moving from corruption to development? (2009-06-12)
Hanlon, Joseph and Mosse, Marcelo
In : UNU-WIDER Conference on the Role of Elites in Economic Development (12-13 Jun 2009, Helsinki, Finland)


Just give money to the poor (2009-04-22)
Hanlon, Joseph
In : II Conferencia do IESE “Dinamicas da Pobreza e Padrões de Acumulação em Moçambique” (22-23 Apr 2009, Maputo, Mozambique)


Mozambique: Nyusi grapples with Guebuza’s toxic legacy one year on (2016-02-15)
Hanlon, Joseph
African Politics Now


Mozambique: can Frelimo remain the predominant party? (2011-10-06)
Hanlon, Joseph
African Arguments


Mozambique’s Elite – Finding its Way in a Globalized World and Returning to Old Development Models (2010-09)
Hanlon, Joseph and Mosse, Marcelo
UNU-Wider


Poverty is not being reduced in Mozambique (2010-06)
Hanlon, Joseph and Cunguara, Benedito
LSE Crisis States Research Centre


Contested sovereignty in Mozambique: The dilemmas of aid dependence (2007-01)
de Renzio, Paolo and Hanlon, Joseph
Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford


Identifying Fraud in Democratic Elections: a case study of the 2004 Presidential Elections in Mozambique (2006-12-08)
Hanlon, Joe and Fox, Sean
Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics, London, UK.


Making People - Driven Development Work (1994)
Hanlon, Joseph and Mayekiso, M.
Commission on Development Finance, Johannesburg.