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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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We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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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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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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King’s College London, Dept of International Development, April

Social and economic inequalities in emerging economies: Andrea Cornwall was in Recife co-convening a Faculty Research and Impact Fund funded workshop that brought academics and social movements from all over the country together to take stock of the state of democracy in Brazil as the Lula government returns. 

Economic development and productive capacities in emerging economies: Charlotte Goodburn has published a working paper, titled Work, Employment and Society with Soumya Mishra. This compares two Indian systems of workplace accommodation with China’s famous “dormitory labour regime”, arguing that these are part of a broader, increasingly global, workplace-residence regime aimed at migrant labour control. 

Political economy: Ingrid Kvangraven: 

China: Regina Enjuto Martinez has co-authored a paper in The China Quarterly in December 2022 on the topic of Contracting Welfare Services to Social Organizations in China..  

Incomes: Michail Moatsos and Paul Segal have published an article on elite incomes around the world. It estimates elite incomes using a new measure called entitlements over labour, which takes local wage costs as numeraire and reflects both real incomes in terms of non-tradables, and the ability to command local workers. While elites in richer countries unsurprisingly have higher real incomes on standard measures, elites in low- and middle-income countries enjoy higher real incomes in terms of entitlements over labour, or their ability to command and dominate their compatriots. 

Gender in emerging economies: Andrea Cornwall features on the PAR FEM Trailblazers podcast and speaks about ‘Participatory Action Research: Challenging Masculinities, Changing the Academy’. Listen now 

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