Travers Barclay Child

HiCN Working Papers Series


Losing Hearts & Minds: Aid and Ideology

Travers Barclay Child, 

‘Hearts and minds’ theory contends development aid strengthens community support for counterinsurgents by providing jobs and public goods. Based on field interviews in Kabul, we […]


War and Social Attitudes: Revisiting Consensus Views

Travers Barclay Child,  Elena Nikolova

We study the long-run effects of conflict on social attitudes, with World War II in Central and Eastern Europe as our setting. Much of earlier […]


We Don’t Need No Education: Reconstruction and Conflict across Afghanistan

Travers Barclay Child, 

Field interviews conducted by the author in Afghanistan suggest current theories linking conflict to development do not adequately account for ideological drivers of resistance. We […]