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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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

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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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ISS, Erasmus University News – October

Why do so many undocumented people in the Netherlands fail to exercise their right to medically necessary healthcare?

A 2012 estimate by the Dutch branch of Médecins du Monde found that nearly a third of undocumented people do not receive the medically necessary healthcare they are legally entitled to.
Researchers Helen Hintjens and Karin Astrid Siegmann from the International Institute of Social Studies and Richard Staring of the Erasmus School of Law set out to find out more.
Please read their Policy Brief.

A Human Security Perspective on Migration in Europe

How can a migration management system with a human security approach lead to a solution that addresses both European citizen’s and migrants’ needs?
Professor Ali Bilgiç, Professor Des Gasper and Dr Cathy Wilcock present ideas using a human security analysis in combination with a human rights perspective in relation to migration. See their findings in this infographic.