Section: Staff Profiles

Jude Murison

Dr Jude Murison
Senior Research Fellow in Governance and Regulation
Politics and International Relations, School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Public policy,Political Economy of Development,Migration,Health,International Business,Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods,Justice,Human rights,Elections,Constitutional Politics,governance,Africa,Asia,Uganda,Rwanda
Jude Murison


Jude is a graduate of the universities of York and Edinburgh, and holds a doctorate in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. Jude previously taught in Belgium and at the University of Warwick, UK, and has held Visiting Fellowships at Makerere University, Uganda and Sciences-Po, Paris.


Research Interests

Jude has conducted extensive field research in developing countries.  Her research focuses on human rights, health, international business, judicial politics, rural development, agricultural production, and migration. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, European Commission Framework 7 and Carnagie Trust for Scotland.



Books and Edited Collections

Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa Thomson, S., Ansoms, A. & Murison, J. 2012 Palgrave.


Remaking Law in Africa: Transnationalism, Persons and Rights Murison, J., Griffiths, A., & King, K. 2008 Edinburgh University


Return and Onward Migration - Special Issue. Jeffery, L. & Murison, J.  2011 Population, Space and Place. 17, 2, p. 131-192 


Journal Articles

The availability of six tracer medicines in private medicine outlets in Uganda (co-author) 2015 Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice


Formaliser l'informel au Rwanda: Des fours à briques et tuiles artisanaux aux fours modernes Murison, J. & Ansoms, A. 2014 L’Afrique des Grands Lacs . p. 1-21 


Land Contestation at the Micro Scale: Struggles for Space in the African Marshes Ansoms, A., Wagemakers, I., Walker, M., Murison, J., 2014 World Development. 54, February, p. 243-252 


Judicial Politics: Election Petitions and Election Fraud in Uganda 2013 Journal of Eastern African Studies. 7, 3, p. 492-508 


De la prospérité à ‘Saoudi’ à la noyade au ‘Darfour’: L’histoire d’un marais au Rwanda’ Murison, J. & Ansoms, A. 2012 L’Afrique des Grands Lacs. p. 375-396


Moving Forward, Backward or Staying the Same?: The Political Chronicle of Uganda Murison, J. & Lwanga, D. 2012 L’Afrique des Grands Lacs .


The temporal, social, spatial and legal dimensions of return and onward migration Jeffery, L. & Murison, J. 2011  Population, Space and Place. 17, 2, p. 131-139 9 p.


Book Chapters

The reorganisation of rural space in Rwanda: Habitat concentration, land consolidation, and collective marshland cultivation Ansoms, A., Ciafo, G., Huggins, C. and  Murison, J., 2014 Losing your Land: Dispossession in the Great Lakes. Hilhorst, T. & Ansoms, A. (eds.). James Currey Ltd


Formalizing the Informal in Rwanda: From Artisanal to Modern Brick and Tile Ovens Murison, J. & Ansoms, A. 2013 Securing Livelihoods : Informal Economy Practices and Institutions. Hillenkamp, I., Lapeyre, F. & Lemaitre, A. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press


Introduction: Why Stories Behind the Findings? Murison, J., Thomson, S. & Ansoms, A. 13 Nov 2012 Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa: The Story Behind the Findings . Thomson, S., Ansoms, A. & Murison, J. (eds.). Palgrave

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