Ms Vanessa Bentil
Doctoral Research Student
BA Sociology (Kent University), MA International Relations (Durham, University) , MA Research Methods in International Relations (Durham, University)
|Doctoral Research Student in the School of Government and International Affairs|
Vanessa joined Durham University, in 2018 as a Doctoral Candidate in Government and International Affairs. She holds a BA in Sociology from the Uiversity of Kent, an MA in International Relations from Durham University, and a second MA in Research Methods in International Relations from Durham University.
Vanessa's research aims to examine the extent to which clientelism influences foreign direct investmwnt (FDI), location decisions into sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries under different context. It analyses why multinationals choose a specific investment location over another, and which procedures are involved in making these decisions. With a particular focus on the experience of multinationals, operating in the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary sectors.
Vanessa has several years experience working in international development.
- Political Corruption
- Political Economy of Development and Conflict