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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CDS, University of Bath, June news

Award-winning film ‘Cobalt Rush’ (produced by Roy Maconachie, Simon Wharf and Bossissi Nkuba) was screened at a special United Nations event. The documentary was shot on location in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and powerfully tells the story of cobalt extraction from the perspective of artisanal miners at the bottom of the supply chain, The screening took place at the UN Headquarters in New York, during the first-ever UN General Assembly Sustainability Week (15-19 April), convened by the President of the General Assembly. More information here.

Piotr Ozieranski’s recent paper on payments from medical device companies to the European healthcare sector, published in Health Policy and Technology, has attached extensive interest from the media, including The BMJThe Observer and The Irish Times. The paper emerges from research funded by the Swedish Research Council and international collaborations taking place within CASPS’ Transparency Theme.

Omar Khan was invited to give a public lecture at City University on his recent paper Judges as Agents of Coloniality: Understanding the Coloniality of Justice at the Pre-trial Stage in Brazil . Omar also presented his paper at the inaugural British Journal of Sociology Conference.

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