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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Latest news from OUP -June 2021

To celebrate the continuously expanding field of Development Economics, discover a collection of leading resources and new releases on the topic.

Explore the virtual issue and enjoy free access to key chapters from our latest titles, alongside trending journal articles.

Discover New Titles from Oxford University Press

Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies, Edited by PB Anand, Shailaja Fennell, and Flavio Comim

This handbook presents a comprehensive and multi-faceted analysis of the BRICS countries and other emerging economies, exploring their economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions and challenges.

Inequality in the Developing World, Edited by Carlos Gradín, Murray Leibbrandt, and Finn Tarp

An analysis of the elevated level of contemporary global economic inequality–its measurement, trends over time and geography, and the policy challenges thrown up by them, with a focus on mainly five countries–Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Mexico.

The Poor and the Plutocrats, By Francis Teal

The Poor and the Plutocrats is an examination of financial inequality. From Apple, the first trillion-dollar company, at one end of the spectrum to those living in dire poverty on the other, Francis Teal explains how a world has emerged where both of these extremes co-exist.

With increased movements of people around the world, the role of transnational economic activity is becoming ever more significant. The Diaspora and Returnee Entrepreneurship analyzes the role that the diaspora play when returning as entrepreneurs to their homeland.

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