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: LSE ID – Summer 2022


LSE Workshop on Hong Kong in Honour of Prof. Jude Howell

On Tuesday 28 June ID’s inaugural Mayling Birney Global Scholar, Chris Chan, hosted a workshop for a group of 25 academics on, “Authoritarianism and Civil Society: Reflections on Hong Kong.” Dr Chan is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, and Director of Social Innovation Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The workshop was originally planned with the late Professor Jude Howell, and was held in her honour.

Kathy Hochstetler interviewed on BBC podcast

Professor and Head of Department at ID Kathy Hochstetler was recently featured in a BBC podcast, The Climate Question, discussing elections and climate change. Listen to it here.

Refugee Realities podcast: Listen to Season 2

To mark World Refugee Day on 20 June and Refugee Week UK (20 – 26 June) we were delighted to launch Season 2 of Refugee Realities, a podcast created by students on the Forced Displacement and Refugees course in the Department of International Development.

Watch back events from the LSE Festival 2022

This year’s LSE Festival, held from 13-18 June 2022, explored the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world in the post-Covid era. You can watch back a range of Festival events, on the LSE website.


Forsyth, Tim and McDermott, Constance L. (2022) When climate justice goes wrong: maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy. Political Geography, 98. ISSN 0962-6298

Beck, Silke, Forsyth, Tim and Mahony, Martin (2022) Urgent need to move toward solution-orientated environmental assessments. One Earth, 5 (6). pp. 586-588. ISSN 2590-3330

Shadlen, Kenneth C. (2022) Pooled licensing of medicines to enable global production and equitable access. The Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736

Madon, Shirin and Krishna, S. (2022) Theorizing community health governance for strengthening primary healthcare in LMICs. Health Policy and Planning, 37 (6). 706 – 716. ISSN 1460-2237

Bonifaz Moreno, Gustavo and Faguet, Jean-Paul (2022) Political cleavages in motion: Bolivia in 2021. Revista de Ciencia Política (Santiago). ISSN 0718-090X

Goodwin, Geoff (2022) Double movements and disembedded economies: a response to Richard Sandbrook. Development and Change, 53 (3). 676 – 702.

Fan, Yi and Weinhold, Diana (2022) Urban noise, sleep disruption and health. Applied Economics. 

Bennett, Andrew, Charman, Andrew E. and Fairfield, Tasha (2022) Understanding Bayesianism: fundamentals for process tracers. Political Analysis, 30 (2). 298 – 305. 

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Shami, Mahvish (2022) The incoherence of institutional reform: decentralization as a structural solution to immediate political needs. Studies in Comparative International Development, 57 (1). 85 – 112.

Shami, Mahvish (2022) Access to justice in clientelist networks. British Journal of Criminology, 62 (2). 337 – 358.