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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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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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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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OUP, July 2024 new titles

Discover new titles from Oxford University Press

Browse new publications on economic development and growth and discover essential research on financial inclusion, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, transport labour, and more.

The Spectre of State Capitalism

Dr Ilias Alami and Prof Adam D. Dixon

Innovation, Competitiveness, and Development in Latin America: Lessons from the Past and Perspectives for the Future

  • Open Access
  • Offers a comprehensive study of the material, discursive, and ideological dimensions of the ongoing reconfiguration of the state’s role as promoter, supervisor, shareholder-investor, and direct owner of capital across the world economy
  • An original and multi-disciplinary approach which adopts a global outlook.
  • An extensive analysis of case studies and illustrative vignettes across a range of economic sectors and areas of policymaking, from development finance to techno-industrial policy and trade and investment restriction
  • Open Access
  • Provides in-depth analysis of mining governance and state enterprise reforms based on 10 years of fieldwork experience in Brazil and Chile
  • Includes up-to-date discussion on industrial policy and recent changes in mining legislations in the context of clean energy transition
  • Offers a new theoretical framework combining historical institutionalism and political economy analysis on state ownership and extractivism

Africa’s Global Infrastructures

Edited by Jana Honke, Eric Cezne, and Yifan Yang

South – South Transformations in Practice:

  • A bottom-up account of how infrastructure investment from the Global South has impacted African policies and practices–and its implications for an increasingly multipolar world.
  • Examines large-scale Chinese-, Brazilian- and Indian-funded ventures–dams, ports, roads and mines–across countries including Kenya, Mozambique and the DRC.
  • Discusses the longer-term significance of these pluralistic socio-economic interactions, for the continent and beyond.

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