Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Joe Devine

joe-devine

Head of Department
Senior Lecturer in International Development

3 East 3.40
Email: j.devine@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3539

Profile

Currently my main research interests lie in well-being, poverty and inequality. From October 2002 - September 2007 I was the Country Coordinator (Bangladesh) for WeD. This in turn builds on an overarching interest in the cultural construction of poverty and people’s struggles to deal with poverty. To date this has allowed me to look at the everyday politics of civil society organisations such as NGOs and other community based organisations, and has been continued (from 2006) with a focus on faith and religion. The interaction between people and various organisations forms the basis for an ongoing reflection into governance and the dynamics of policy processes. In this regard, I have examined through previous research the relation between policy making discourse and everyday practices of organisations, communities and individuals in the fields of coastal management, HIV/AIDS, land distribution and human rights.

Research

  • Wellbeing, inequality and poverty
  • Governance and social policy in developing contexts
  • Social, political and anthropological aspects of development
  • NGOs, NGO management, development institutions
  • Natural resources management and the poor (coastal communities)
  • Development issues in South Asia
  • People-resource relationship and the construction of livelihoods and welfare
  • Research methodologies: stakeholder analysis, participatory methods, semi-structured interviews and focus group work

Publications

Book Sections

Devine, J. and Wood, G., 2017. Extreme Poverty and the need for a new political settlement. In: Wood, G., Ali, Z., Maitrot, M. and Devine, J., eds. Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh. Dhaka, India: UPL.

Wood, G. and Devine, J., 2017. Sharing the well:towards sustained eradication of extreme poverty in Bangladesh. In: Devine, J., Wood, G., Ali, Z. and Alam, S., eds. Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh. Practical Action Publishing Limited.

Wood, G., Devine, J. and Basu, I., 2017. Contesting Political Space: Who Governs In Bangladesh. In: Basu, I., Devine, J. and Wood, G., eds. Politics and Governance in Bangladesh: Uncertain Landscapes. Routledge.

Devine, J., Basu, I. and Wood, G., 2017. Governance Challenges in Bangladesh: old wine in not so new bottles? In: basu, i., Devine, j. and Wood, G., eds. Politics and Governance in Bangladesh: Uncertain Landscapes. Routledge.

Devine, J., Basu, I. and Brown, G., 2017. Governance, rights and the demand for democracy: evidence from Bangladesh. In: Basu, I., Devine, J. and Wood, G., eds. Politics and Governance in Bangladesh: Uncertain Landscapes. Routledge.

Devine, J., Wood, G., Goto, R. and Da Corta, L., 2016. Health and Wellbeing in the Lives of the Extreme Poor. In: wood, G., Ali, Z., Maitrot, M. and Devine, J., eds. Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh. UPL.

Ali, Z. and Devine, J., 2016. Poverty Threshold Analysis: Reassessing and Revalidating Quantitative Indicators. In: Wood, G., Ali, Z., Maitrot, M. and Devine, J., eds. Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh. UPL.

Devine, J., 2011. Social change through NGOs:ambiguous struggles and uncertain outcomes? In: Khan, Z. R. and Andaleeb, S. S., eds. Democracy in Bangladesh: Political Dimensions of National Development. Dhaka, Bangladesh: UPL, pp. 145-161.

Devine, J., 2009. Organisational success and the informal politics of social change. In: Khan, F. C., Ahmed, A. and Quddus, M., eds. Recreating the Commons? NGOs in Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh: The University Press Limited (UPL), pp. 107-128.

Devine, J., 2007. Doing Things Differently? The Everyday Politics of Membership Based Organisations. In: Chen, M., Jhabvala, R., Kanbur, R. and Richards, C., eds. Membership Based Organizations of the Poor. London: Routledge, pp. 297-312.

Devine, J., 2005. Between affirmation and transformation – practices of everyday life. In: Chen, M., Jhabvala, R., Kanbur, R. and Richards, C., eds. Membership Based Organizing of Poor Women. Department of Applied Economics and Management. Cornell University.: Department of Applied Economics and Management. Cornell University..

Articles

Devine, J., Deneulin, S. and Brown, G., 2015. Contesting the boundaries of religion in social mobilization. Journal of South Asian Development., 10 (1), pp. 22-47.

Devine, J., Kuhner, S. and Nakray, K., 2015. Meeting emerging global policy challenges:Positioning social policy between development and growth? Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31 (2), pp. 95-99.

Devine, J. and White, S. C., 2013. Religion, politics and the everyday moral order in Bangladesh. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43 (1), pp. 127-147.

White, S.C., Devine, J. and Jha, S., 2012. The life a person lives: Religion, well-being and development in India:La vie que mène une personne: Religion, bien-ětre et développement en Inde. Development in Practice, 22 (5-6), pp. 651-662.

Devine, J. and Deneulin, S., 2011. Negotiating religion in everyday life: A critical exploration of the relationship between religion, choices and behaviour. Culture and Religion, 12 (1), pp. 59-76.

Camfield, L., Choudhury, K. and Devine, J., 2009. Well-being, happiness and why relationships matter: evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Happiness Studies, 10 (1), pp. 71-91.

Devine, J., 2009. NGOs, Clientelism and the makings of social change? Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 11 (1).

Devine, J., Camfield, L. and Gough, I., 2008. Autonomy or dependence - or both?: Perspectives from Bangladesh. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9 (1), pp. 105-138.

Devine, J., 2006. Community-Based Organizations--New Fad or Old Hat? Community Development Journal, 41 (4), pp. 521-27.

Devine, J., 2006. NGOs, Politics and Grassroots Mobilisation: Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of South Asian Development., 1 (1), pp. 77-101.

Devine, J., Ruta, D., Martin, F., Bevan, P. and Camfield, L., 2004. Assessing Individual Quality of Life in Developing Countries: Piloting a Global PGI in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Quality of Life Research, 13, p. 1545.

Devine, J., 2003. The Paradox of Sustainability: Reflections on NGOs in Bangladesh. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 590, pp. 227-42.

Devine, J., 2002. Ethnography of a policy process: A case study of land redistribution in Bangladesh. Public Administration and Development, 22 (5), pp. 403-414.

Reports/Papers

Wood, G., Maitrot, M. R. L. and Devine, J., 2017. Forthcoming. Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh. Shiree.

Devine, J., Maitrot, M. and Wood, G., 2015. Joint MFS11 Evaluation: Bangladesh. Narrative Summary. University of Bath.

Devine, J., Maitrot, M. and Wood, G., 2015. Joint MFS11 Evaluation: Bangladesh. Technical Papers. University of Bath.

Goto, R., Da Corta, L., Mascie-Taylor, N. and Devine, J., 2011. Quantitative & qualitative analysis of the changes in extreme poor households (March 2010 - March 2011). Shiree.

White, S. C., Devine, J., Jha, S. and Gaines, S., 2010. Religion, Development and Wellbeing in India. Working Paper. Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham.

Deneulin, S., Brown, G. and Devine, J., 2009. Contesting the boundaries of religion in social mobilization. Working Paper. Bath Papers in International Development.

Devine, J. and Notley, T., 2009. Extreme poverty policies of donors in Bangladesh: An overview. Genesis Ltd.

Devine, J., Camfield, L. and Choudhury, K., 2006. Relationships, Happiness and Wellbeing: Insights from Bangladesh. Working Paper. Bath, UK: ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries.

Devine, J., 2003. Report on HIV/AIDS projects implemented in the State of Punjab. JTF/IPPF.

Conference or Workshop Items

Ruta, D., Martin, F., Devine, J., Bevan, P. and Camfield, L., 2004. Assessing Individual Quality of Life in Developing Countries: Piloting a Global PGI in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. In: 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research,, 2004-01-01.

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