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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New title in DSA-OUP book series

Disrupted Development in the Congo: The Fragile Foundations of the African Mining Consensus, is the latest title in the DSA-OUP book series, and draws on author Ben Radley’s decades of research in DR Congo.

The book will be of interest to those working on issues related to mining, labour, industrialisation, and development in Congo, Africa, and across the global South more broadly – including in the context of rising demand for critical transition metals and minerals.

The book foregrounds the disruption created by foreign corporate-led mining and argues for a shift towards domestic forms of ownership and control. It also draws attention to a set of structural constraints (price volatility, enclavity, and low labour absorption) that severely limit the developmental potential of mining industrialisation in low-income African settings, irrespective of ownership & management structures.

On 28 November, a hybrid book launch will take place.

A 30% discount code is available for purchases (use the code ASFLYQ6) and three chapters are available open access (hover over the ‘Open Access‘ button in the sidebar).

  • Find out more about the OUP-DSA book series and how you could be an author.