Prof Sarah Bracking - Personal details
Professor Sarah Bracking attended York University in the UK (BA Hons Politics), then Leeds University (MA, International Resources and Development; PhD on Structural Adjustment, Business and the State in Zimbabwe 1991-7). She then worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Democratisation Studies at Leeds University, principally on the International IDEA State of Democracy Project. She then moved to the University of Manchester where she is currently a Professor in International Development in the School of Environment and Development. Sarah teaches Politics and Development and the Political Economy of Development, particularly with reference to southern African states. She is editor of Corruption and Development (Palgrave, 2007) and author of Money and Power (Pluto, 2009) which is about development finance institutions and the construction of power in African markets. She was recently invited as an Expert Witness to the UK Parliamentary Committee on International Development (December 2010) because of her research work on the CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution. Sarah is currently completing a book on The Financialisation of Power in Africa, under contract to Routledge.