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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EADI News – December


JUMP journal mentoring programme
This programme offers (young) Southern researchers the opportunity to work closely with an experienced scholar from their field of interest with the aim of preparing a paper that is (subject to the regular peer-review process) accepted for publication in the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) or any other scientific journal. Selected candidates will participate in our joint online conference with ISS “Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice“. A virtual welcoming section will kick off the programme, and virtual writing workshops will be offered for JUMP mentees during the Conference. Read the call for applications – open until 31 January 2021.

How Can Development Cooperation Be More Sensitive To Power Relations?
Tim Korprobst and Anna Schwachula from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) call for a “re-think in development cooperation, giving rise to more sensitivity to power and context and a greater focus on ownership within projects on the part of partners and target groups”. The post-development debate could serve as an inspiration, they write: “specifically, this means that partners and other participants define problems, project goals and indicators in dialogue and conduct projects themselves.” Read the post.

Latest Virtual Dialogues to watch online

Watch Joyeeta Gupta from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) discuss the relations between society, power, ecological boundaries, and development from the perspective of inclusive development. The concept of inclusive development provides not only a critical lens to look at the global economy, but also calls for social, ecological, and relational inclusiveness and implies redefining development itself. To the video.

News from EADI Working Groups

On 29 November, Ashish Kothari will speak on Eco-swaraj: Towards a Rainbow Revolution for Justice and Sustainability: “Pathways out of the multiple global crises we are in have to be based on an integration of radical political and economic democracy, social justice, cultural and knowledge commons, and ecological wisdom. Many practical and conceptual alternatives of this kind already exist around the world. What can we learn from them, for a rainbow recovery from crises, and beyond ‘green new deals’?”. Read more and register.

Highlight: Conversations on Rethinking Development

The International Science Council (ISC) has partnered with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to initiate a global discussion on rethinking Human Development, gathering voices from across the world to answer some of the most pressing contemporary questions. From March to June 2020, the ISC collected views and insights from a wide group of experts from diverse disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. The first phase of this project has been conceived as an ongoing ‘journey’ with several overlapping narratives. Future activities will be aimed at adding narratives and perspectives and installing processes for a continued open dialogue. Read more.

Much, much more to read and find at the EADI website.