PhD Researcher (parental leave)
Darcy has been employed at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies primarily in a teaching capacity since 2014. She has taught a wide range of Middle East related courses within the CMES master's programme, as well as in the Middle East Studies bachelor's programme offered at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL).
Her research interests include international development efforts in the MENA region, looking specifically at the interplay between policy and practice. In particular, she studies how various types of development cooperation policies - democracy promotion and natural resource management policies in particular - are interpreted and translated into efforts 'on the ground' by actors at different levels of the funding receiving chain. She has focused on Scandinavian as well as European Union development policies to the Middle East in various capacities.
Political Economy; Development; Democratisation
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Differences in resource management affects drought vulnerability across the borders between Iraq, Syria, and TurkeyLina Eklund, Darcy Thompson
(2017) Ecology and Society, 22
Is Syria really a ‘climate war’? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflictLina Eklund, Darcy Thompson
(2017) The Conversation
What’s in a Name? The Changing Conceptualisations of ‘Drought’ in SyriaLina Eklund, Darcy Thompson
Conference paper: abstract
EU Democracy Assistance Discourse in the New Response To a Changing NeighbourhoodDarcy Thompson, Andrea Teti
(2013) Democracy and Security, 9 p.1-19
Liberalising Local Empowerment in Egypt: Foreign Funding and the Freedom to ‘Democratise’Darcy Thompson
European Democracy Promotion: Positive Policies, Poor PracticeDarcy Thompson