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Jonathan Darsey is a second year Ph.D. International Relations student at Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, at Georgia Tech University. He studies international development and comparative politics. Prior to Georgia Tech, he spent nearly 20 years in business strategy as a consultant to global pharmaceutical companies at Accenture and as an academic administrator at Emory University. His research explores the intersection of political economy and geography, focusing on how political, social, and economic factors affect regional variations in development and conflict. His research projects include studies of how different forms of political decentralisation influence deforestation rates in Northeast India, how rural land ownership patterns contributed to the spatial distribution of violence in Burundi’s civil war, and how colonial-era transportation infrastructure continues to influence the distribution of political and economic power within countries that were European colonies. In addition, he is interested in 'Digital IR', applying GIS / geostatistics, social network analysis, data visualisation, and natural language processing to academic research problems.
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The successful execution of public works programmes undertaken by governments often hinges on the completion of a vast array of local-level projects intended to create tangible amenities to improve th...