Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Frederick Ian Nixson – 1943 to 2020

Emeritus Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, University of Manchester

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Fred Nixson on 15th July 2020, following an illness which first developed about five years ago.

Fred had a long and varied career in the academic ‘development community’ with a very considerable publications record. Although primarily a development economist, his perceptions extended into the wider concerns of the development studies circle, as his publications amply testify. Friends are planning a significant tribute to his memory, details of which will emerge in the coming months.

The Manchester University Global Development Institute blog has reproduced a memorial notice which was originally circulated by the Economics Department, and which can be seen here.

Fred Nixson