Improved decision-making for coordinating breast cancer screening Ghent University
The high uncertainty and complexity to harmonize the different stages of a care pathway entangles the coordination between demand and resources in breast cancer screening resulting in unpredictable throughput times and patient dissatisfaction. In order to devise an accurate planning of patients and allocation of capacity, we propose an integrated methodology to improve the operational decision-making and support policy development.
Global Fertility Chains: a feminist political economy of outsourced reproduction from Israel to Ukraine and Georgia Ghent University
In what is framed as a "new" kind of post-Fordist niche, called the reproductive bio-economy, organised around the flow of reproductive materials and organs, women are increasingly commercialising their bodies by working as oocyte vendors, surrogate mothe
Rebel Group Fragmentation, Factionalism and the Continuation of Violence: A comparative analysis of Nagaland (India) and Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh). Ghent University
This study will explore how and when fragmentations take place within rebel groups and how factional politics influences violence and everyday life of ethnic minorities. The research will follow two U+2018relatively less knownU+2019 cases: civil war in Indian State of Nagaland and the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. The primary data will be collected through ethnographic conflict research.
Understanding political change from the Margins: Social and Environmental Justice in Morocco and Tunisia. Ghent University
This sets out to explore the complex interplay between political transformation, (economic) globalization and contentious politics from the margins in Morocco and Tunisia. By using the margins as a lens, the project contributes to the existing debates in three academic fields: development studies, (post-)democratization studies and social movement theory (SMT).
ChinaU+2019s model of state capitalism and the Great recession have renewed interest in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This project uses a unique pan-European firm-level database to analyze: the performance of SOEs compared to private firms; the role of SOEs in how economies cope with large-scale shocks; and whether SOEs mitigate the impact of financial marketsU+2019 failure in crisis times.
Ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of GM crops in Bangladesh: FarmersU+2019 willingness to adopt, benefit distribution and stakeholdersU+2019 analysis Ghent University
Consumer attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) crops are well documented but there has been much less focus on farmer attitudes, perception and willingness to adopt GM crops as well as the distribution of benefits from GM crop adoption. This research aims to evaluate current and future GM crops in Bangladesh from farmersU+2019 and different stakeholdersU+2019 perspective.
The politics of afterlives: Martyrs, sovereignty and the making of Kurdish political community Ghent University
How do dead people shape politics? In the Middle East and beyond, the dead recurrently stand at the heart of political contestations over sovereign power, whether they are celebrated or condemned, exalted or disowned, worshipped or mutilated. This researc
Analytical project control methods for corrective actions to achieve project success Ghent University
A project is a temporary endeavour with a specific goal (e.g. the construction of a railway station) and consists of several components (i.e. activities, a project network and resources). Often, projects do not meet their goals or suffer from delays or co
Post-colonial state building, dispossession and its resistances in Morocco and Tunisia Ghent University
This project aims to offer an innovative re-reading of the dynamics of social and political transformation in North Africa. Starting from the hypothesis that mechanisms of dispossession alongside processes of privatizing U+201Cthe commonsU+201D, which can be traced