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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Journals from ODI

ODI is an independent, global think tank that researches, convenes and influences on injustice and inequality. They produce two journals, which are hybrid, with some papers available Open Access.

Development Policy Review is a peer-reviewed journal focusing specifically on the links between research and policy in all aspects of international development and across the spectrum of social science disciplines, intellectual persuasions, institutional backgrounds and geographical regions.

Established in 1960, and currently producing six issues a year, Development Policy Review publishes
• original research that addresses a significant policy-relevant issue
• contributions to contemporary policy debates
• guest-edited special issues on current policy-relevant topics.

DPR’s lead editor, Annalisa Prizzon, writes a bi-monthly digest detailing the latest publications.

Disasters is a major, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal reporting on all aspects of disaster studies, policy and management. It provides an opportunity for academics, policymakers and practitioners to publish the results of high-quality research and practice on natural catastrophes, anthropogenic disasters and complex political emergencies.

Disasters is the leading journal in the field of disasters, protracted crises and complex emergencies, terrorism and technological disasters, and prides itself on informing disaster prevention, mitigation and response policies and practice; adopting a worldwide geographical perspective; promoting the interchange of ideas among academics, practitioners and policymakers.