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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Centre of Africa Studies, University of Edinburgh

Call for papers for 2025 Centre of African Studies Annual Conference: Climate Dynamics and the Politics of a Post-Carbon Africa.

Deadline for submission: 30th August, 2024.

The Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh invites submissions from scholars and active researchers interested in the socio-technical and political entanglements shaping sustainable energy transitions in Africa. They are particularly interested in submissions that draw from an empirically-grounded and theoretical introspections about an African perspective on the global energy transition drive and climate change.

The ongoing calls for urgent action to mitigate the growing scourge of climate change by transitioning away from fossil fuels are often met with troubling uncertainties about the fate of costly commercial ventures in the petroleum industry, risks to sustainable livelihood bundles, precarious patterns of human mobilities and displacement, and potential violent flashpoints over distributional contentions in multi-sited domains of (post)carbon development. More information.