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DSA Annual Conference 2015

This year's Conference will take place on 7th and 8th September at the University of Bath. Registration is open via our website.  Early bird rates end on 9th July.

The draft programme is now available (PDF); the draft panel and paper abstracts are also downloadable here (PDF).  N.B these are drafts and may well change.

New DSA/OUP book series

The DSA is launching a book series on Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, to be published by Oxford University Press. The series profiles research monographs that will shape the theory, practice, and teaching of international development for a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. 

The objective is to set high quality standards within the field of development studies to nurture and advance the field, as is the central mandate of the DSA.


DSA Council Elections 2015

The 2015 DSA Council elections will be held under the terms of the DSA Constitution as approved at the 2013 AGM. The call for nominations can be downloaded here. 

The Constitution can also be downloaded here

DSA Monthly Bulletin

Download the DSA's June 2015 Bulletin

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Message from the President


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Journal of International Development

The DSA has great pleasure in announcing that its journal - the Journal of International Development, published by Wiley - is included in the ISI Social Sciences Citation Index.

Impact Factor: 0.669
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 40/55 (Planning and Development)

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Professor David Hulme as new DSA President

It is with great pleasure that the Council can announce that the new President of the DSA is Professor David Hulme, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. As no nominations for President were received ahead of the AGM, the Council agreed to pursue individuals who had expressed interest rather than re-open the nomination process. We're pleased to say that David received unanimous support from Council members and so has been declared President for the term of office 2014 - 2017.

Please read more from David here

Conference Photos

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