Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2019: 'Opening Up Development'
Open University, Milton Keynes
19-21 June 2019
Call for panels is now closed.
The 2019 conference will take place at The Open University in Milton Keynes on the theme of 'Opening Up Development'. The call for panels is now closed. The call for papers will open in early December. Keep an eye on the conference website for further details.
DSA-ESRC ‘Meeting the Challenges’ workshop series
Our interdisciplinary workshop series has got off to an excellent start, with an event at IDS, Sussex exploring Zoonoses and One Health; and one at Reading University on research ethics in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The next two workshops are at GDI, Manchester in mid-November and UEA in January 2019. The series brings together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from the Global North and the Global South to explore how best to respond to the global challenges. Find out more at the webpage. Video and reports from the first two workshops coming soon.
DSA Dissertation Prize call
The DSA awards an annual prize to students working in the fields of international development, development studies, and development economics. All Development Studies and Economics departments in the UK are invited to submit one MA or MSc dissertation. The deadline for submissions is 14 December 2018. Please find all the details here.
DSA seeks new series editor for DSA-OUP book series
The DSA is seeking to recruit a new series editor for its book series in collaboration with OUP. Please read the full advertisement here where you will also find out how to apply. The application form can be downloaded here. You can find out more about the book series here.
DSA Student membership deal!
Students - join the DSA for £10 by 31 January 2019 and your membership will be valid until 31 January 2020. So sign up now to make the most of a potential 14-15 month subscription for the price of 12 months. Join here!
DSA2018: Global inequalities - digest
Delegate feedback results online
AGM Minutes & Presidential report online
Global South Delegates meeting minutes online
Plenary videos now online (GDI website)
Certificate of attendance or a payment receipt, these can be downloaded from the conference website by using the login link at the top of the page. Proceed past your personal details and look for the ‘C’ icon beside your registration to download a PDF certificate.
Publishing session podcast
This year we held a session on how to get published and advice around publishing. You can hear some of the 2017 session here. The 2018 session will be posted online soon.
REF2021 panel membership appointments announced
Sub-panel 22: Anthropology & Development Studies
Professor Deborah James - London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Jo Beall - British Council
Professor Barry Bogin - Loughborough University
Dr Peter Evans - Department for International Development
Professor Ravi Kanbur - Cornell Dyson School
Professor Uma Kothari - University of Manchester
Professor Tobias Kelly* - University of Edinburgh
Professor Susanne Kuechler - University College London
Professor David Wield - The Open University
Dr Andrew Taylor - University of Hull
See the full announcement at the REF website
Joe Devine has been invited on to the assessment panel for the REF subpanel Social Work and Social Policy
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research, and Policy in
International Development Studies
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Urbanisation and Development Study Group
On October 1st, the UCL Development Planning Unit and the project Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) hosted a workshop about “Translocal Pedagogies in Planning Education for Urban Equality” in collaboration with the DSA Urbanisation and Development Group. The event brought together 25 participants from academia and practice in the fields of urban planning and higher education in the UK and overseas. It facilitated discussions about the potential and current shortfalls of urban planning education to stimulate learning across localities. You can find more information about the workshop here.
DSA Business and Development Study Group
Winter 2018 Workshop
Wednesday 12th December, 2018 10:00 – 16:30
University of Bath, London facility, 83 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES
Partnerships in Practice: Issues of inequality and power – has anything changed?
Call for presentations/papers for the workshop is now CLOSED.
DSA Scotland Study Group
DSA Scotland had a very successful one-day mini-conference on 1st June, supported and hosted by the Centre for Development Studies/Adam Smith Business School in the University of Glasgow. A report has already been made available to the DSA Scotland distribution list and to DSA members.
We are now looking for a meeting in around June 2019 (the same time of year as in 2018), and would welcome suggestions concerning locations and subject matter. The format would probably be 'as usual' - i.e. presentations by established researchers, presentations by research students, a keynote address - and maybe another panel discussion. Offers to Mozammel Huq (m.m.huq(at)strath.ac.uk) or Mike Tribe (michael.tribe(at)strath.ac.uk)
The materials from the 1st June DSA Scotland meeting are now available online.
DSA Africa Study Group - mailing list now active
The DSA has a brand new study group – DSA Africa – which aims to connect researchers from and within Africa working in various fields of development. You can view the new DSA Africa SG webpage and join the study group mailing list from that page.
DSA NGOs in Development Study Group
The Convenor of NGOs in development study group, Dr Ibrahim Natil was awarded the Robert Chambers Award Best Overall Paper at last year's Conference by Development Studies Association, Ireland. Dr. Natil wrote about International NGOs': women's engagement in peace building and development.
Former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate Juan Manuel Santos has been appointed Visiting Professor in Development at ODID for three years. President Santos will conduct independent work on poverty reduction and peace building with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
Professor Alexander Betts gave evidence to the House of Commons International Development Committee this month as part of their inquiry into forced displacement in Africa. Read his recommendations.
Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner-General, gave the Annual Harrell-Bond lecture on 18 October: ‘In a troubled and polarized Middle-East: challenges for Palestine refugees and UNRWA’. Listen to the podcast.
Professor Xiaolan Fu gave a presentation about changing conceptual frameworks for measuring global trade at the 10th World Investment Forum in Geneva for the UNCTAD Academic Network on Investment.
Associate Professor Simukai Chigudu spoke at the closing plenary session of the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, the largest meeting of scholars, practitioners and policy makers working in health systems research and policy. Watch the session.
Young Lives have produced a new infographic outlining some of the key findings on health and nutrition from their longitudinal study of childhood poverty, including the finding that growth recovery from early life stunting is possible.
Forced Migration Review 59 was published this month. It explores ‘Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement’. Find out more.
The Global Development Institute has documented 60 years of recent history at The University of Manchester. Many members of the DSA have played a part in this. The history was written by Dr Janek Gryta.
A new book edited by Sarah Bracking, Aurora Fredrikson, Phil Woodhouse, and Sian Sullivan challenges the dominance of economics as the measure of all value.
GDI alumni shine in international roles with Juan Villa taking on the position of President of Colombia's public pension and social security administrator, and Bala Yusuf Yunusa has been appointed Technical Advisor to the Nigerian Presidency on Sustainable Development Goals.
In the news
Seth Schindler: US sparks new development arms race with China – but can it win?
David Hulme is quoted in From aid to Global Public Investment: an evolution in international co-operation and How Brexit is already hurting some of the poorest people in the world as well as UK aid projects have been 'scaled back' since the Brexit referendum – all talking about how Brexit could challenge international development.
Nicola Banks speaks about the Indonesian government’s response to foreign aid post-Tsunami, 38:30 into this BBC radio programme.
Antonio Savoia on the OECD blog looks at why some countries reduce poverty faster than others?
Chris Foster was interviewed on The Role of Small and Medium Tourism Businesses in digital Value Chains.
Paolo Novak will deliver two presentations related to his ongoing research project concerned with Asylum seekers' reception in Italy :
- Asylum, History and Histories in Central Italy at the
Historical Materialism Conference, SOAS 8-11 November 2018
- Food and refugee research at the Food Studies Centre, SOAS 14th December 2018
His chapter Borders, Distance, Politics appears in the collection Borderless Worlds for Whom? Ethics Moralities and Mobilities edited by Anssi Paasi, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Jarkko Saarinen, Kaj Zimmerbauer. Paolo also delivered the presentation Neoliberalism, Asylum and the Gattopardo at the Europe after Brexit Conference, SOAS University of London / Department of Economics and School of Law, King’s College London / Department of European and International Studies, 21-22 September 2018.
Guy Standing's invited Tellus essay The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class? published by Great Transition Initiative sparked debate between academics around the world about the transformative potential of the precariat.
Carlos Oya's systematic review of agricultural certification has been published in World Development and shared through social media. Carlos was interviewed by Alice Evans on the Four Questions podcast about the article. The World Development article derives from the long version of the technical report which was published by Campbell Collaboration library (main repository of rigorous systematic reviews). See social media reactions here and here.
The Conflict Research Programme blog launched
The Conflict Research Programme (CRP) is a four-year UK Department for International Development-funded research programme led by the The Conflict and Civil Society (CCS) unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. It aims to understand why contemporary violence is so difficult to end and to analyse the underlying political economy of violence with a view to informing policy. Their research sites are Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Through the blog platform, the CRP team aims to share their
research ideas in a new, accessible and digestible way. They seek to
unpack their three logics of political economy (political
marketplace, moral populism and ‘civicness’) and explore what they
could mean across their different research sites.
The CRP blog welcomes and encourages comments on all blogs.
Visit the CRP blog here.
The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) - 2019
The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers year-long support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO).
Successful fellowship candidates will need to examine how different
interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed
violent conflict; analyze “what works” to counter drivers of
conflict; and explore the contextual factors that affect the
efficacy of such interventions, including the linkages among
international, national, state, and local-level dynamics.
Deadline for applications is Sunday 6 January 2019.
Click here to find out more about the fellowship.
Assistant Professor in Health and International Development needed to join our team
The Department of International Development is recruiting for an Assistant Professor in Health and International Development. The appointed candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.
Deadline for applications is Monday 19 November 2018.
Click here to find out more about the position.
Professor Mkandawire receives Honorary Degree
Professor Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United
Nations Research Institute for Social Development, has been awarded
an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from York University, Toronto.
Professor Mkandawire is also the first person to hold the Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Find out more about Professor Mkandwire here.
FLCA researcher makes final shortlist for prestigious Herskovits Prize
FLCA Research Fellow, Dr Holly Porter has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Melville J Herskovits Prize for her book, After Rape: violence, justice and social harmony in Uganda.
Published in 2017, After Rape examines issues of wrongdoing and
justice, and sexual violence and rape among the Acholi people in
northern Uganda. The Herskovits Prize is awarded annually by the
Africa Studies Association to the author of the best scholarly work
in African studies published in English during the preceding year.
Find out more about the book here.
In partnership with Citizens UK and under the supervision of Dr Andrea Rigon, MSc Social Development Practice students, Mahdi Alraie and Hannah Collins have analysed the new model of community sponsorship for the resettlement of refugees.
The DPU are saddened to hear the news that SDI president Jockin Arputham passed away over the weekend.
We are pleased to begin welcoming applications for the fifth wave of our DPU/ACHR/CAN Fellowship which will take place in either Myanmar or Sri Lanka. Application deadline November 5th.
Congratulations to DPU PhD student Cristian Olmos who has been awarded a UCL Grand Challenges Doctoral Grant, and is co-organising a seminar on the frontlines of mining conflict in the Americas
Congratulations to DPU Director Prof. Julio D Dávila who has accepted an invitation by the London-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to become an ICE Fellow.
and the learning agenda for health systems research
and democratic change – reflections from Myanmar
CRISPER the next big thing in international development
exciting progress on Governance Diaries
OU's Professor Theo Papaioannou appointed Director of Innogen Institute
Professor Theo Papaioannou is the new Director of the Innogen Institute, The Open University–University of Edinburgh centre for research on the social, political and economic implications of emerging technologies. To publicise its latest research, Innogen is planning a major event on industrial strategy and innovation, which will coincide with the OU’s 50th anniversary celebrations next spring, and is aimed squarely at engaging policymakers and politicians. Read more…
New grant to research how migration aids growth in Africa
The Open University has been awarded £706,706 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore how migration is contributing to growth in Africa. The project, Inclusive Societies: Migration for Inclusive African Growth is led by Professor Giles Mohan, Chair in International Development. Read more…
The Open University and Oxfam launch free course: Make Change Happen
Understand how power dynamics, collaboration, opportunity and action can tackle injustice and bring positive change in a new free eight-week course from The Open University and Oxfam, available on FutureLearn. Read more…
Free OU course for teacher educators in Africa wins international award for digital innovation
A free online course designed by Open University education academics and presented on FutureLearn, has won a ‘Digital Innovation of the Year’ award at the prestigious PIEoneer Awards 2018. ‘Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa’ was selected as the winner by the judges in the Digital Innovation (Learning) category. Read more...
Call for Panels: DSA2019 - Opening up Development
DSA2019 (taking place at The Open University 19-21 June) invites proposals for panels and workshops that engage critically with dimensions of Opening up Development. A key aim is for all panels to attempt to combine academic and practitioners work within most panels. Deadline 14 November 2018. Read more about the event and the call.
EADI student membership is now free to all students
See here for all the details and how to become an EADI member.
VII Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Association for Human Development and the Capabilities Approach (ALCADECA)
“Public policies for human development in the context of
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, México Puebla, Mexico
May 29-31, 2019
See the full call for papers here.
Abstract submission deadline: 3 December 2018
Indian Social Policy Network
Venue: Jindal Global Educational and Professional
Academy, NTH Complex, A2 Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi , India
Dates: 17- 18 December, 2018 .
School of International Development, University of East Anglia
Impact Evaluation for Evidence - Based Policy in Development
13-24 May 2019
Climate Change and International Development
3-7 June 2019
Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners
24-28 June 2019
A full list of these and other short courses can be found here.
ESRC STEPS Centre 2019 Summer School
13-24 May 2019
IDS, University of Sussex, UK
Deadline to apply: 27 January 2019
ESRC STEPS Centre invites applications for its 2019 Summer School. Application is by a selective process, via an online form. ESRC STEPS hope to let applicants know whether or not their application has been successful by the end of February 2019.
See the website for further details and testimonials from previous students.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
We are delighted to announce the launch of a 4-week online course on Development and Planning in African Cities. The course will start on October 8, is free and open to all.
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Short Course- Evaluation for Development Programmes, 12th-16th November 2018
Registrations are now open for LIDC’s Short Course “Evaluation for Development Programmes”, which will be held from 12th to 16th November 2018. The programme will include sessions on quantitative and qualitative research as well as methods and impact evaluations. Sessions will be led by selected tutors from our member colleges (including London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SOAS University of London and University College London) and partnering projects (including The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)). This year Oxfam GB will also lead a session on "Impact Evaluations in the real world". To register for the course, please complete the application form here.
University of Bradford
Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford is for people who want to change the world. Our students are surprisingly diverse but what unites them is their vision of a fairer, kinder society and a commitment to learning both intellectual and practical skills to take into their future professional lives. The Peace Studies values are simple: intellectual curiosity, dialogue, and a belief that violent conflict, hatred and destructive inequalities are not inevitable. We need the dreamers, the questioners, and the community builders more than ever. Come and join us!
OUR MASTERS DEGREES
MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
MSc in Economics and Finance for Development
MA in International Development Management
MA in International Relations and Security Studies
MA in Peace, Conflict and Development
MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice
MSc Project Planning and Management
MSc Sustainable Development
If you are interesting in pursuing doctoral research in the area of peace studies and international development, please get in contact with us directly.
Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
The MSc Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty is a transdisciplinary course addressing current issues related to food systems, management of natural resources, climate change, and building just and resilient societies. It is a unique approach to finding sustainable solutions where conventional approaches are failing, in that it goes beyond the issue of access to natural resources, food and water, and addresses their governance locally, nationally and at a global scale.
This course is designed for students from a wide range of disciplines that include physical and natural sciences, geography, social sciences and humanities, economics, and political sciences. It is designed and delivered at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) which is the largest centre in the world doing transdisciplinary research in these areas.
University of East London (UEL)
The PG Cert in NGO and Development Management via Distance Learning at UEL offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalized world and to learn practical skills to work in development. This course not only addresses the theories of development but also explores how development works at the grassroots. The distance learning delivery enables flexible learning so you can fit your study around work or other commitments.
Details of requirements and application procedures can be found here.
For more information please contact K.E.Wright(at)uel.ac.uk
University of Chester
For more information on our undergraduate programme, please see our website.
Analysis for Impact Evaluation
7 to 11 January 2019
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively design impact evaluations using a contribution analysis framing.
Evidence and Policy for Social Change
15 to 17 January 2019
Gain the concepts, skills and competencies required to operate effectively at the interface between policy and evidence.
Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice
21 to 25 January 2019
Develop your knowledge and skills in a range of participatory action research (PAR) methods for social change.
Food is a cross-cutting development issue that concerns hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, environment sustainability, power politics, social justice and cultural identity. It is about the global and the local and the hard trade-offs that the globalisation era has brought about.
This MA draws on wide-ranging expertise of faculty at both IDS and School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (where you will be based). You will gain an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between food and development.
Apply to one of IDS’ postgraduate degrees in international development. The University of Sussex is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. The QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS. Our courses are:
• International Development PhD by Research
• MA Development Studies
• MA Food and Development
• MA Gender and Development
• MA Globalisation, Business and Development
• MA Governance, Development and Public Policy
• MA Participation, Power and Social Change
• MA Poverty and Development
• MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
More information on the IDS website.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Msc/PGDip/PGCert
Our Global Health will help you understand the complex determinants of health and ill-health in a globalised world and their potential solutions in order to help you contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of health equity and social justice worldwide. Graduates from this course will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within NGOs, governments and international health and development agencies.
For more information visit the website.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
The GDI have launched their open lecture series, free to attend for all and livestreamed via Facebook.
Rt Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former head of the UNDP: Women - Equality - Power Booking advised. Thursday 15 November 5.30pm - 7pm
Phil Woodhouse, Global Development Institute: How can irrigation contribute to agricultural growth in Africa? Wednesday 28 November 4.30pm - 6pm
The GDI have a number of events featuring: Yuen Yuen Ang, Lord Nicholas Stern, the Rt Hon Helen Clark and Kate Osamor. All events are free and open.
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
Book Launch and Lecture: Why We Lie About Aid – Donor Theatrics and the Contentious Politics of Development, taking place on 6th November at the University of Sheffield
Launch event for SIID-Engineers, a group working at the intersection of engineering and international development led by Energy 2050 PhD student, Hannah Mottram. Taking place 26th November.
Screening of the first in a series of SIID films: "Facing the Mountain" and "Mountain, Priest, Son", followed by Q&A with the film-maker Vaibhav Kaul, on 28th November.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
of Desires: A closer look into the cooperative urban
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 08 November 2018
LVMH Lecture Theatre Room E003, Granary Building, 1 Granary Building, London, N1C 4AA
Dialogues in Development
Walkable Santiago? Challenges for inclusive neighbourhoods in the XXI Century
5:30pm to 7pm, 8 November 2018
A manifesto for incomparable geographies
5:30pm to 7pm, 28 November 2018.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Seminar Series, Term 1, 2018-19
Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS Main Building
All welcome, no need to book
13 November 2018
Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism
Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University).
20 November 2018
The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism
Dr Jessica Whyte (University of Western Sydney)
27 November 2018
The Wild East: India’s Criminal Economy and Politics
Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)
4 December 2018
SPECIAL PANEL EVENT
Dr Susanne Jaspars (SOAS University of London)
Professor Laura Hammond (SOAS University of London)
Professor David Keen (London School of Economics)
Power, Politics, and Profit: The History of Food Aid in Conflict and Protracted Crisis
See the full list of upcoming seminars here.
IDD, University of Birmingham
‘Foreign Aid Donors and Human Rights in the Global South’
British Academy-supported Conference
Wednesday 12th December 10.00-17.00
The University of Birmingham
The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners interested in how aid donors engage with human rights in developing countries. If you would like to present a paper, please email an abstract (no more than 350 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th November. Travel funds are available for doctoral students/early career researchers. See here for more information.
EADI – Convivial Thinking
Call for Participation: Critical academic perspectives on
the social sciences – How do we “know” the world?
One-day workshop - 17 January 2019
EADI, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 13, 53113 Bonn
In the last few years we have witnessed a ‘postcolonial turn’ in relation to questions about the historical bases for how we approach issues of knowledge (co-)production, expertise and representation and which have gained significant momentum in academic discussions. Our one-day workshop aims to bridge academic “silos” and connect scholars from diverse fields in the social sciences to consider how we ‘know’ the world’ and what engaging with this question might mean for social science scholarship.
For the full call, please visit here.
Deadline for abstracts: 27 November 2018.
University of Leeds
Lecturer / Associate Professor in Politics / International
Relations / International Development ESLPO1035
Closing date: 9 Nov 2018.
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
PhD and Postdoctoral positions available
for all the details
Deadlines range from 15 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018.
The European Journal of Development Research
3 Co-Editor opportunities
Deadline extended: 18 November 2018
Two Co-Editors with expertise related to sociology, anthropology and/or human geography perspectives on international development
One bilingual French/ English Co-Editor with a broad-based expertise in international development research
View the full information about the posts and how to apply here.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Department of International Development
Assistant Professor in Health and International Development
Deadline: 19 November
See the full advert and details here.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
In Development Economics
Closing date 30 November 2018
Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates whose work addresses the challenges of growth and distribution, but candidates with a strong research profile in any area of development economics (including both macro- and micro-economics) will be considered.
See 'Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)' post in job section above.
Parliament UK news
Commons Foreign Affairs Committee
Committee launch inquiry on Global Britain and South America
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Tanja Müller has a chapter in a new book: Back to square one between Eritrea and Ethiopia? Eritrean foreign policy and the repercussions of geopolitical re-alignments in the Horn
Tanja Müller has also published The imaginary of socialist citizenship in Mozambique: the School of Friendship as an affective community has been published in Twentieth Century Communism.
Heiner Janus and Silke Weinlich have published “A mountain worth climbing: reforming the un department of economic and social affairs” – a policy brief by the German development institute.
Call for funded case studies
There is a call for funded case studies: critical analyses of urban
data in the global South that will help build the evidence base on
“data justice”; particularly relating to those living in slums and
informal settlements. For more information see the main
Deadline: 23 November 2018.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Geoff Goodwin (2018) 'Water, Infrastructure and Power: Contention and Resistance in Post-Colonial Cities of the South' Development and Change
Robtel Neajai Pailey (2018) 'Between rootedness and rootlessness: how sedentarist and nomadic metaphysics simultaneously challenge and reinforce (dual) citizenship claims for Liberia', Migration Studies 6 (3) 400-19
Caine Rolleston and Padmini Iyer (2018) ‘Beyond the basics: Access and equity in the expansion of post-compulsory schooling in Vietnam’, International Journal of Educational Development
Diego Sánchez‐Ancochea and Juliana Martínez Franzoni ‘Undoing segmentation? Latin American health care policy during the economic boom’, Social Policy and Administration
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen (2018) ‘Refugee Energy’, RSC Research in Brief 8.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
DPU News Issue 64
on: A response to rising urban inequality
By Caren Levy
are the women in major projects leadership?
By Emily Miles and Sue Pritchard
urban design: Border making practices in Medellín & Beirut
Edited by Catalina Ortiz
In the media
Slums is Key to the Future of Cities | What Happens Next | Retro
Julio Davila featured in ten minute video on Medellin's low income settlements
Dialogues in Development
Accessing justice and addressing urban inequalities through community paralegal services in Nigeria
Reflections on Waste, Informality, and Scaling Up
By Ruchika Lall
IDS, University of Sussex
Land Titling Matter? The Role of Land Property Rights in Colombia’s
War on Drugs
IDS Policy Briefing 156
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Dyson, Tim. A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Print.
Venugopal, Rajesh. Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Print.
Kar, Sohini. Financializing Poverty: Labor and Risk in Indian Microfinance. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. Print.
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
Carlos Oya, Florian Schaefer and Dafni Skalidou (2018). The
of agricultural certification in developing countries: A systematic review. World Development.
Lebdioui, Amir (2018) “Uncovering the High Value of Neglected Minerals: Development Minerals as inputs for industrial development in North Africa”, Extractive Industries and Society.
IDD, University of Birmingham
Fisher, J. (2018) AMISOM
and the regional construction of a failed
state in Somalia, African Affairs, online first.
Nunan, F., D. Cepić, E. Yongo, M. Salehe, B. Mbilingi, K. Odongkara, P. Onyango, E. Mlahagwa and M. Owili (2018) Compliance, corruption and co-management: how corruption fuels illegalities and undermines the legitimacy of fisheries co-management. International Journal of the Commons, 12(2): 58–79.
Centre for Excellence in Research, Evidence and Learning at Christian Aid
In October, the Rethinking Research Collaborative published new research and a set of resources on fair and equitable research partnerships in development research. The report shares findings on the persistent bottlenecks in research partnerships that risk undermining their international development goals, and describes eight principles for addressing them. The resources – an introduction, six modules and nine written and audio case studies – are designed to help different research stakeholders involved in collaborative international development research – UK-based academics, Southern academics, Southern CSOs, INGOs, funders and brokers – put the principles into practice.
DSA members – New book
Mozammel Huq and Michael Tribe have published a new book on "The Economy of Ghana" (Palgrave Macmillan - September 2018). The book covers the period from independence in 1957 to 2015, although some of the chapters do not contain detail for the period before the early 1980s. The new book follows Mozammel Huq's earlier publication (1989) which covered the period from independence to the mid-1980s in detail. The 2018 edition contains 21 chapters (with three specialist chapter appendices) and a significant statistical annex. The statistical annex (together with the bibliography and index) can be freely downloaded at present from the publisher's website.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Call for papers: Vivir Bien/ Buen Vivir and post-neoliberal development paths in Latin America: Scope, strategies and the realities of implementation
(Issue Editors: Kepa Artaraz; Melania Calestani; Mei L. Trueba). For more information please contact Mei Trueba (m.trueba(at)bsms.ac.uk ) or visit the LAP website.
European Journal of Development Research
European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI)
Early Career Researchers initiative
This aims at helping eligible researchers in their first approaches to academic publication
Call, recently renewed, for studies/papers in Impact Evaluation.
Practical Action Publishing
This launch also marks the 20th anniversary of the Sphere movement, which has grown into a community of purpose spanning the globe.
In the new edition, readers will find:
• A stronger focus on the role of local authorities and communities
as actors of their own recovery
• Strengthened guidance on context analysis to apply the standards
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• Different ways to deliver or enable assistance, including cash-based assistance
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This ground-breaking volume focuses on the challenges and new directions in adolescent development research. Contributions from world-class academics examine theoretical concerns and methodological challenges to substantive areas in the field, whilst considering innovations and novel approaches to the study of adolescence and development across the lifespan. New theories, methods and interventions are presented that are essential to advancing the project of understanding adolescents, youth and how they develop on a global stage. This is valuable reading for advanced students and researchers in adolescent development and developmental psychology.
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"This revolutionary book offers a blueprint for reform of oppressive family laws in a variety of global contexts, secular and religious, progressive and traditional. This is a handbook to be dog-eared by activists and a fascinating read elucidating how change happens even in the most traditional societies." – Madhavi Sunder, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
"An essential resource for academics and activists alike." –Deniz Kandiyoti, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
"For those at the chalk face of international development assistance, Sarah Forti’s book will be indispensable." – Wade Mansell, Emeritus at Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK
"The author builds upon a wealth of experience in the field of international development assistance to highlight the universality of violations of women’s rights and rescue the concept of gender justice from discursive fragmentations stemming from cultural relativism and identity politics. An important book not only for development practitioners but for anyone interested in finding clear pathways through the maze of ideologies of gender equality and justice." – Patrick Thornberry, Emeritus at Keele University, member of the (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and former Chairman of Minority Rights Group, the international human rights NGO
"Ingram and Derdak combine philosophical insights and social-scientific findings in a sophisticated manner and thereby illuminate a host of pressing moral issues – including sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and world trade. The textbook is a much-needed addition to the normative literature on global development." — Julian Culp, The American University of Paris, France
"This work revisits old questions across a broad array of topics in development studies, while bringing a fresh sense of exigency on the ethical dimensions of theory and practice." — Rajesh Sampath, Brandeis University, USA
"...an excellent contribution to the field of International Political Sociology. […] Niemann's study provides a thorough analysis of the complexities and dynamics of processes of legitimation and de-legitimation within international organizations." — Anna Geis, Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
"Holger Niemann’s book lands at an auspicious time. It explores how contested ideas about global security are represented, defined, and fought over at the Security Council in the United Nations. The Council has tremendous power to act on behalf of international security but only the vaguest guidance on what that means. Niemann shows how the Council has filled that ambiguous term with specific meaning - and meanings - over the years at the service of various interests." — Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, USA.