Arjan Gjonça Arjan Gjonça

Dr Arjan Gjonça is a Senior Lecturer in Demography at the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in demography from the London School of Economics, which focused on health and mortality transition in developing countries. Prior to working at LSE he has been working at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Southampton University, Department of Social Statistics.

Among other things he has acted as an adviser to different international organisations and national governments, including the World Bank, UNFPA, UNDP and the Albanian, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey governments on areas of demographic analyses and forecasting, social assessment, living standard and measurement surveys and public health reforms. His main areas of interests include - Health Transition in Developing Countries; Dietary Patterns and Longevity; Ageing in Developed Societies; Family and Fertility in Developed Societies; Demography of the Balkans (with particular focus on Albania).

He has continually been invited to give lectures in different UK and overseas universities, such as - Stanford University, California, Food Research Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL; Bocconi University, Milano, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; ECOHOST at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, University of Southampton, Department of Social Statistics; School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Department of Social Science and many more.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Kiss, Tamás. "Escaping the "Balkanizing" Gaze? Perceptions of Global and Internal Developmental Hierarchies in Romania." East European Politics and Societies.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan