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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Resources on the Gaza-Israel conflict and humanitarian crisis

The Development Studies Association recognises the scale of the humanitarian emergency that civilians across the region are experiencing.  

We have compiled this list of resources to aid those who seek a better understanding of the current situation including the historical and political roots of this crisis.  The list below, while not exhaustive, includes a range of recently published resources from our members and development centres. Researchers working in this area who wish for their work to be added should email the Communications officer

Our membership directory allows anyone to search for those who focus on the Middle East or peace and conflict. 


Open Access reading list by Taylor and Francis’s Journal of Palestine Studies. 

Compilation of resources by ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group 

Slow Violence, Mental Health and Resilience in Gaza, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit 

The humanitarian response to the nightmare in Gaza is failing – here’s what must happen, LSE in The Guardian