My teaching and research interests are centered around the political economy of international development, including the politics of international aid allocation (bilateral and multilateral aid), development NGOs, and civil society mobilisation. More specifically, my research focuses on the political economy of mining in the developing world with an emphasis on how transnational norms for the sector are being domesticated. My current work looks at the development of deep sea mining in the Pacific and its impact on Pacific Island Countries.
- Lander J., Hatcher P., Humphreys Bebbington D., Bebbington A. and Banks G. (2021) Troubling the idealised pageantry of extractive conflicts: Comparative insights on authority and claim-making from Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and El Salvador. World Development 140 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105372.
- Hatcher P. (2020) Global Norm Domestication and Selective Compliance: the case of Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine. Environmental Policy and Governance.
- Hatcher P. (2020) The Political Economy of Southeast Asia’s Extractive Industries: Governance, Power Struggles and Development Outcomes. In Carroll T; Hameiri S; Jones L (Ed.), The Political Economy of Southeast Asia Politics and Uneven Development under Hyperglobalisation (4th edition ed.)Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hatcher P. and Murakami A. (2020) ‘The Politics of Exclusion: Japan’s Pilot Refugee Resettlement Programme’. Race and Class: a journal of racism, empire and globalisation http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306396820917068.
- Campbell B. and Hatcher P. (2019) Neoliberal reform, contestation and relations of power in mining: Observations from Guinea and Mongolia. Extractive Industries and Society 6(3): 642-653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2019.06.010.