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Centre of Development Studies



Dustin has worked across the peace, development and humanitarian nexus for over ten years, primarily in South East and Central Asia, and East Africa, with local, international and multilateral institutions. 


His research interests are in local/national civil society dynamics, international institutions, the political economy of aid and how these areas intersect to impact areas such as various rights’ agendas and development processes.



Key publications: 

Barter, D and Sar, M 2023.'Hydropower Hegemony: Examining Civil Society Opposition to Dams in Cambodia', Journal of Development Studies, volume/issue TBC.

Barter, D and Sumlut, GM 2022. 'The Conflict Paradox: Humanitarian Access, Localisation and (dis) Empowerment in Myanmar, Somalia and Somaliland', Disasters, volume/issue TBD.

Title: A Comparative Study of International Institutions and Post-Isolation Civil Society Development in Cambodia and Myanmar
Supervisor: Professor Maha Abdelrahman
Jesus College

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