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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It’s time we unveil the hidden everyday experiences. A new blog by Amanda Hoang reflections on gendered sanitation infrastructures.

In bitterness you can find sweetness: insights from the 2022 world toilet day “making the invisible visible” overdue campaign by Nadine Coetzee and Nelly Leblond, with contributions from Adriana Allen, Claudy Vouhé and Julia Wesely.

Governmentality and urbanism: Reflections on five decades of change in China. A Bartlett dialogue between Prof. Le-Yin Zhang (DPU) and Prof. Fulong Wu (Bartlett School of Planning), chaired by Prof. Julio D. Dávila (DPU)

DPU PhD thesis on global and local approaches to inner-city change: identifies a concept of ‘kaleidoscopic densification’ to explain the repopulation of inner-city Santiago.


Where are Israel’s protests against legal reform heading? – BBC Newsnight. Following the growing protests in Israel against the evolving policies of the current government, the DPU’s Haim Yacobi spoke to BBC News on BBC Newsnight.