Helen Yanacopulos


Political Science
Office: Landmark 4, 6th floor, Rm 621, 1628 Dickson Avenue V1Y 9X1
Phone: 250.807.8267
Email: helen.yanacopulos@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

International Development; collective action and strategy of transnational networks; civil society and NGOs; political communication; international norms; anti-slavery; conflict and development.

Courses & Teaching

Critical international development; international organisations; conflict; transnational networks; international norms.


PhD, University of Cambridge

Selected Publications & Presentations

Yanacopulos, H (2019) ‘Development NGOs in International Politics’, in Davies, T (ed) Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, London: Routledge.

Boukli, A and Yanacopulos H (2018) ‘The genealogies of modern slavery’, in Winterdyk, JA (ed) Palgrave International Major Reference Work on Human Trafficking, Bassingstoke: Palgrave.

Yanacopulos, H. (2017), ‘Transnational Solidarity and Anti-austerity Campaigning for European Political Change’, in Papaiannou, T and S Gupta’s Grievances, Identities and Agency:  Media Representations of Anti-austerity Protests in the EU, London: Routledge.

Yanacopulos, H. (2016) ‘Health Systems and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)’, Elsevier Encyclopedia of Public Health, Elsevier Press.

Yanacopulos, H. (2016) International NGO Engagement, Advocacy, Activism. The Faces and Spaces of Change.  London: Palgrave Publishers.

Yanacopulos, H. (2014)  ‘The janus faces of a middle power:  South Africa’s emergence in international development’, Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol 40, No 1.

Voiculescu, A and Yanacopulos, H. (eds) (2011) The Business of Human Rights.  London: Zed Publishers.

Yanacopulos, H. (2011) ‘Foundations – Actors of Change?’, in Voiculescu, A. and Yanacopulos, H. (eds) The Business of Human Rights.  London: Zed Publishers.

Papaioannou, T., Yanacopulos, H., and Aksoy, Z. (2009) ‘Global Justice: From theory to Development Action’, Journal of International Development, Vol 21, No 6.

Yanacopulos, H. (2009) ‘Cutting the Diamond: Networking economic justice’, in Kahler, M. (ed) Networked Politics: Agency, Power and Governance. Cornell University Press.

Yanacopulos, H, and Baillie Smith, M. (2007) ‘The Ambivalent Cosmopolitanism of International NGOs’ in The challenge of development alternatives: can NGOs make a difference? Edited by Bebbington, A, Hickey, S, and Mitlin, D, Zed Publishers.

Yanacopulos, H. (2007) ‘Researching Transnational Networks’, in Smith, M. (ed) Negotiating Boundaries and Borders: Qualitative Research On, In and For Development, Elsevier Publishers.

Mohan, G. and Yanacopulos, H. (2007) ‘Governing technology for development’, Science and Public Policy, Vol. 34, No. 2.

Caddell, M. and Yanacopulos, H. (2006) ‘Knowing but not Knowing:  Conflict, Development, and Denial’. Conflict, Security and Development, Vol. 6, No. 4.

Yanacopulos, H. and Mohan, G. (2006) ‘Learning from African School’, Development Education Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2.

Murphy, J and Yanacopulos, H. (2005) ‘Understanding governance and networks:  EU-US interactions and the regulation of genetically modified organisms.  Geoforum, Vol. 36, Issue 5.

Yanacopulos, H. and Hanlon, J. (eds.) (2005) Civil War, Civil Peace.  London:  James Currey/Ohio University Press.

Yanacopulos, H. (2005) ‘Patterns of Governance: the Rise of Transnational Coalitions of NGOs’. Global Society-Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3.

Yanacopulos, H. (2005) ‘The strategies that bind.  NGO coalitions and their influence’.  Global Networks – A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 1.

Henry, L, Mohan, G, and Yanacopulos, H. (2004) ‘Networks – Transnational Agents of Development’, Third World Quarterly. Vol. 25, No. 5.

Smith, M. and Yanacopulos, H. (2004) ‘The Public Faces of Development’, Journal of International Development, Vol. 16.

Yanacopulos, H. (2004) ‘The Public Face of Debt Cancellation’, Journal for International Development. Vol. 16.

Yanacopulos, H. and Mohan, G. (2004) ‘The global network society and transnational networks of dissent’, in W. Brown et al, Ordering the International: History, Change and Transformation, London, Pluto Press.

Yanacopulos, H., Jordan, T., Rohozinski, R. (2004) ‘Technologies, agency and the shape of the future’, in W. Brown et al, Ordering the International: History, Change and Transformation, London, Pluto Press.

Yanacopulos, H. (2002) ‘Think Local, Act Global: Trans-national Networks and Development’, in J. Robinson, Displacement and Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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