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

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Routledge latest publications – May

You can browse Routledge’s full collection of Global Development titles here. Lecturers can get free inspection copies of all our teaching materials. Please also see our very latest published titles from the last couple of monthsprofiledbelow.

Interested in publishing with us? Contact our Global Development editor Helena Hurd at [email protected]

This book investigates the ways in which young people engage with and contribute to civil society, community development and local peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa.

Youth engagement and contribution to civil society and local peacebuilding can play a crucial role in development, however there is often a lack of effective engagement, policies and opportunities for young people in policy and practice. This book analyses their experiences of civic engagement and community participation and the challenges they face, across diverse areas including youth empowerment, freedom of expression, mobilisation, ideologies, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Drawing on cases from Yemen, Syria, Iran, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories, this book offers new insights on how youth are not only are shaped by, but also react to policies, conflict and constraints and challenges.

The insights drawn from this interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to researchers of civil society, youth, peacebuilding and development, as well as to policymakers, donors, and NGO staff