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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Development in crisis?

How can development studies respond to the increasingly frequent, interconnected and mutually reinforcing contemporary crises we face?

Will development studies be able to prove that is truly inter- and trans-disciplinary and contribute to the understanding of policy and governance challenges in the Global South in the face of multiple crises? Will development studies identify the right levers for policy action to positively impact for the most marginalised?

The DSA jointly organised a panel with the European Association of Development Studies at King’s College London to discuss these questions from the perspectives of disaster risk research, peace and conflict research and the multiple development challenges faced by a single country on the example of South Africa.

Christiane Kliemann reports on the discussion.