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: King’s College London – April 2022

News & Publications

NEW newsletter: You can now sign up for news, events and research from Department of International Development (DID) by subscribing to the King’s DID newsletter.

Gender in emerging economies:

  • Nahee Kang and Ye Liu share their observations on rising inequality and divisive identity politics that is undermining the quality of democracy in South Korea.

Social and economic inequalities in emerging economies:

Economic development and productive capacities in emerging economies: 

Ingrid Kvangraven has co-authored a piece analysing the ongoing industrial dispute in UK higher education in the context of wider structural problems of marketisation, privatisation, commodification, and decolonisation. Read it on the Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) blog.


States, Markets, and Foreign Aid: Book talk with author, Simone Dietrich 
This book talk with author, Professor Simone Dietrich (University of Geneva) discusses the current landscape of aid, exploring the question of why do some donor governments pursue international development through recipient governments, while others bypass such local authorities. 
27 April 2022, 14:30-16:00 
More details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/states-markets-and-foreign-aid-book-talk-with-author-simone-dietrich-tickets-275749252437

Call for Papers

A call for papers on “Advancing the Inclusive Industrial Growth Debate” for a special journal issue with Competition & Change, guest edited by Dr Nahee Kang and Professor Shaohua Zhan, and emerges from a series of workshops funded by KCL-NTU Global Partnership Fund. Full details here.