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Linganaden  Murday

Linganaden Murday

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Research Aide to Mr El Ghassim Wane

PhD student.


Linganaden Murday is a PhD student in the African Leadership Centre and a Research Aide on the Practice of Leadership programme, supporting Leading Practitioner El-Ghassim Wane.

He holds a BA(Hons) in History with International Relations from the University of Mauritius, an MA in International Law and Politics from the University of Hull and an MSc in Security, Leadership and Society from King's.

Linganaden is also a Lecturer at the University of Mauritius, where he teaches modules on international institutions, human rights in world politics and the theories and concepts of international relations.

His research interests include China-Africa relations, peace and security in Africa, maritime security in the Indian Ocean /East Africa and Mauritian history.


Thesis title: 'A Leadership Perspective on African SIDS’ Multi-Layered Responses to Maritime Environmental Insecurity in the Western Indian Ocean: The Case of Fisheries Resources in Mauritius and the Seychelles'

This research uses the leadership perspective and refers to the specific cases of Mauritius and Seychelles to examine the multi-layered responses to maritime security threats affecting SIDS’ fisheries sector in East Africa. It uses leadership as a process framework to investigate the several and often interrelated layers of leadership involved in responding to maritime insecurity affecting the fisheries sector. 

It encompasses the state, local and international non-state actors, great powers, regional institutions and global organisations that exchange influence in defining and responding to maritime security issues. In terms of objectives, the thesis discusses the evolution of the formal and informal institutional infrastructure constructed at local, national, and regional/international levels to deal with the environmental aspects of maritime insecurity impacting fisheries resources. Secondly, it analyses the key policies/ practices crafted to respond to maritime security threats affecting fisheries.

Finally, the exchange of influence and degree of mutuality between actors involved in the formulation and implementation of these aforementioned policies/practices is analysed. Overall, through an analysis of responses to maritime security threats affecting their fisheries sector, his research interrogates the overriding disempowering narrative of SIDS as merely small, isolated, and vulnerable actors.

PhD supervision

Further details

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