Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2018: Global inequalities
University of Manchester
27-29 June 2018
The 2018 conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 27-29 June 2018. The theme will be 'Global inequalities'. Please note the earlier dates, we hope this will allow for a greater diversity of attendance. The call for panels is now closed. The call for papers will open near the end of January. Please visit the conference website to see the overall details and to read the conference theme. There is also a wider variety of panels and workshop formats available this year.
Call for Dissertation Prize Award 2018 is now closed
The Call for the DSA Dissertation prize 2018 is now closed. Thank you for all the nominations submitted and the judges will now proceed with their review of the submissions. Please see the webpage for further details in due course.
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers Of Theory, Research, And Policy In International Development Studies
Study group news
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Scotland Study Group
Call for Papers: DSA Scotland Meeting on 'Contemporary Approaches to Development Policy'
University of Glasgow, 13 March 2018
For all the details see the SG webpage.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2018
DSA Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study Group
Call for Papers: International Workshop on Poverty, Inequality Dynamics, and Economic Development: Tensions and Trade-offs in Mixed Methods Research
Kings College London, 6 September (from 12 noon) and 7 September 2018
For all the details see the SG webpage or the full announcement here.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2018
DSA Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group
Workshop:Investigating the contributions and challenges of social science in interdisciplinary research on social ecological systems in an international development context.
Thursday 19 April 2018, University of Birmingham
The DSA ENRCC Study Group will be convening a workshop to discuss the challenges of, and demands on, social science research in interdisciplinary, multi-country, large-scale social ecological research in developing countries. Please see here for more information and contact the convenor, Fiona Nunan (f.s.nunan(at)bham.ac.uk) if you’d like to be involved in organising the workshop or contribute to the event.
DSA Rising Powers Study Group
One-day meeting on “Rising Powers in 2018”
London School of Economics, London
Monday 23 April 2018
The DSA Rising Powers Study Group will be hosting a one-day meeting at the LSE on Monday 23rd April 2018 on the theme of "Rising powers in 2018". For more details see the SG webpage for further details. Enquiries to Lidia Cabral (l.cabral(at)ids.ac.uk), Kathy Hochstetler (k.hochstetler(at)lse.ac.uk), or Rory Horner (rory.horner(at)manchester.ac.uk)
DSA Tourism Study Group
The DSA Tourism group has an extensive update on their past and upcoming activities on their webpage. The group's regular seminars will now take place at the University of Nottingham – details to follow soon about the first meeting at the new location.
Premium Member news
The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at ODID published a new report that explored the variation in responses of local governments in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to the Syrian refugee crisis and suggested there was a need to enhance the capacity for political analysis within humanitarian organisations.
The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID hosted a launch of development economist Jean Drèze’s new book, Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone. Watch a video of the launch and read a blog post about the event by Duncan Green.
The Nigeria Research Network at ODID, which was led by Raufu Mustapha until his untimely death this summer, carried out detailed research on the many complex aspects of northern Nigerian society, helping to deepen understanding and shape policy responses to Boko Haram. Read a case study about their work.
Professor Xiaolan Fu advised on a new UNCTAD report which explored what skills and competencies are needed in the developing world to exploit emerging digital technologies, how digitalisation can enhance the strengthening of skills, and what policies are necessary in developing countries to prepare them for the current technological wave.
Young Lives hosted a workshop looking at new measures of adolescent development, supported by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. The workshop brought together an international group of academics from wide-ranging disciplinary backgrounds to share promising measures of adolescent development, identify research gaps, and explore measures for further developing and piloting in low- and middle-income countries.
Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Professor Alexander Betts of the RSC and Sir Paul Collier of the Blavatnik School of Government was named one of the Books of the Year 2017 by the Economist.
Santiago Cueto, Director of Young Lives in Peru (Niños del Milenio) led a conference during Semana de la Evidencia (Evidence Week), a festival of events seeking to understand and promote the use of evidence in public policies through Latin America. Cueto spoke to the importance of access, use and nature of digital skills across children, drawing on preliminary results from the latest survey round in Young LIves countries.
Associate Professor Nikita Sud commented on WION TV news on the implications of recent legislative assembly elections in Gujarat, which saw Narendra Modi’s BJP win, but lose seats compared with the previous vote in 2012. Find out more.
ODID’s Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) co-hosted the second China-UK Innovation and Development Forum at the Institute of Directors in London which discussed the impact of recent developments in science, technology and innovation on economic and social development in China and the UK.
Caine Rolleston and Padmini Iyer of Young Lives presented key findings from the 2016-17 Young LIves Vietnam school survey at a seminar organised by SEAMEO RETRAC in Ho Chi Minh City, and at a launch event hosted by the Centre for Analysis and Forecasting at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. They discussed three priority areas for upper secondary education in Vietnam: transition to Grade 10; the development of 21st century skills, and the experiences of ethnic minority students.
GDI is growing! We’re looking to recruit a new Professor of Climate Change and Environment. Applications are open until 31 January.
Professor Bina Agarwal received the International Balzan Prize 2017 at a ceremony held in the Swiss Parliament, Bern, in the presence of the Swiss President on 17 November 2017, and the Louis Malassis Prize at a ceremony in Milan, 4 December 2017
Recent research highlights:
• Kunal Sen and PhD researcher Matt Tyce have published “The elusive quest for high income status—Malaysia and Thailand in the post-crisis years” in a special issue on industrial policy in the Journal of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.
• Rory Horner and David Hulme have a new article in Development and Change on 'From international to global development: new geographies of 21st century development'
• Rory has also co-authored a paper with Khalid Nadvi in Global Networks on 'Global value chains and the rise of the global South: Unpacking twenty-first century polycentric trade'.
Last Friday 15 December, students of the MSc Building and Urban Design in Development concluded the first phase of the Urban Intervention Studio, presenting their individual design responses. The Studio has unfolded in a comparative investigation between the contexts of Medellin and Beirut.
Assessing Social Impact in London Planning: MSc Urban Development Planning students present their London Project findings during a workshop with community groups
The DPU hosted representatives from community groups and civil society in an event that explored the role of international alliances for local action, with podcasts recordings of each speaker out now. The event aimed to explore how London civil society campaigns and advocacy activities can relate, support or draw from international housing and urban development campaigns, and on the other hand how those international campaigns can be informed and shaped by some of the struggles going on in London.
The 4th wave of interns’ activities and reflections are framed by the ACHR/CAN's ongoing exploration of the role of development practitioners in galvanising processes of city wide upgrading in different contexts. The four selected interns will be working for about six months at Women for the World in Yangon, Myanmar and Sevanatha Urban Resource Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
For a summary of what CIDT achieved in 2017, follow this link to their newsletter.
MSc Health and International Development promotional video goes live
The promotional video for the new MSC Health in International Development degree has gone live on Youtube. The video features programme leaders, Dr Ernestina Coaste and Dr Tiziana Leone as well as Head of Department Professor Ken Shadlen and Professor of Development Anthropology Tim Allen.
The video is a more personable and engaging way for prospective students to find out about the new programme. You can watch the full video for the programme here.
Cutting Edge Issues in Development, the first half
What is the future of aid? What does an inclusive Global Value Chain look like? Who drives climate-relevant policies in the rising powers?
These are some of the questions being answered over Michaelmas and Lent Term in the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series. The visiting lecture series, hosted by the department, introduces postgraduate students to pressing issues in the field of International Development and engages them in discourses that affect decision making in the professional world.
Guests this term have included: Kevin Watkins from Save the Children; Lorenzo Cotula from IIED; Claire Hutchings from Oxfam GB; and Stefan Dercon from DfID.
Students have also been invited to write short articles about each lecture. These have been shared with the wider International Development community on the department blog. You can read the Cutting Edge in Development blog articles here.
Conflict Research Programme News
Professor Mary Kaldor visited New York recently for a series of Conflict Research Programme meetings with the Social Science Research Council and also held a book launch for her book, International Law and New Wars, which came out earlier this year. You can find out more about the meetings and book launch here.
Dr Laura Hammond has recently won an award from the ESRC and AHRC to form the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team. Working with co-investigators Professor Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University London) and Dr Elaine Chase (UCL Institute of Education) the team will be advising the two councils on the formation of a joint strategy for supporting research on migration and displacement. As part of this process, they will be holding a series of 'Global Migration Conversations' to bring together people involved in policy, practice, the arts and research - and migrants themselves - to discuss the use of migration research and the opportunities for research and joint approaches to impact. For further information, please contact laura.hammond(at)soas.ac.uk.
The Research and Evidence Facility (REF) of the EU Trust Fund, based at SOAS, has several new reports, blog posts, and research and policy briefs available here. The REF, led by Dr Laura Hammond, is a research programme aimed at examining the drivers, dynamics, and implications of migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa to inform the programming of funds and the implementation of activities under the EU Trust Fund for Africa.
Dr Subir Sinha was appointed to the Global Advisory Panel of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Panel on Research Funding for Civil Society.
Dr Subir Sinha Gave the Keynote lecture entitled 'Theorising the Ordinary City in Postcolonial India' on August 23 at the Calcutta Mahanirman Research Group Annual Critical Studies conference on 'Refugees, Migrants, Violence and the Transformation of Cities'.
Sruthi Herbert was awarded the Second Prize for the Best Conference Paper at the 15th Development Dialogue held 11-13 October 2017 at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Her paper was titled Insider/Outsider/Imposter: Crisis of Positionality
Dr Thomas Marois wrote a piece for TNI on how public banks are developing new and innovative ways of financing a green transformation. To illustrate how public banks can provide green financing in a public way, this issue brief explores two specific and distinct examples: Costa Rica’ s BPDC (Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal, or Bank of Popular and Community Development) and Germany’ s KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, or Reconstruction Credit Institute). Much of the information provided on the BPDC and KfW draws from primary resources, including the banks’ annual reports. The case of BPDC benefits from a series of confidential interviews undertaken in Costa Rica in April 2017.
Applications invited for new fully-funded PhD opportunities
The Open University is recruiting for fully-funded part-time and full-time PhD opportunities in the social sciences, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Read more...
Video: The OU's focus on International Development and Inclusive Innovation
A new video about the SRA has been produced. Please share as widely as possible, as it includes a great overview of the SRA, its work and achievements. Read more...
New project to use storytelling to increase access to education in Africa
A new project led by The Open University has been awarded funding by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The iBali Network is led by Dr Alison Buckler, Research Fellow, and is focused on helping young people in Africa to gain more from secondary education by using storytelling to increase engagement between teachers and young people. Read more…
Funding for research to support farmers in South India
The Open University has been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research the resilience of farmers in South India to food, biodiversity and climate issues. Read more…
New free online course launched for educators in Africa
Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa is a four-week MOOC launched by the TESSA project, which will help participants to incorporate open educational resources (OERs) into teacher education, and help teachers to use active-learning and ICT. Read more...
Nobel prize-winner for OU economics module contributor
Professor Richard Thaler, a contributor to the OU’s DD309 ‘Doing economics: people, markets and policy’, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. Author of the bestseller ‘Nudge’, Richard is one of the founders of behavioural economics. Read more…
OU research to improve learning in South Africa
OU researchers have just started a four-year research project to improve learning outcomes in South Africa. Funded by the ESRC, the project is the first of its kind to look at the roles of accountability, capacity and trust in improving the country’s public primary education system. Read more...
OU academics present innovation research at Globelics conference
Theo Papaioannou, Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development, and Dr Dinar Kale, Senior Lecturer in International Development and Innovation, attended and presented innovation research at the 15th Globelics International Conference in Athens. Read more…
Student perspective: Studying the OU MSc in Development Management
Ever wondered what it is like to study for a postgraduate qualification as a mature student? Jayne Cravens, an international consultant who has just completed an OU MSc in Development Management, shared her experience of studying on her blog. Read more...
Migrant children as interpreters
Dr Sarah Crafter, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has co-authored a new blog post focused on young people and children who act as interpreters for their parents and families. Read more...
Experiences of researching cultural brokers as an 'outsider academic'
Dr Sarah de Jong, Research Fellow, has published a new blog post recounting her experiences of undertaking research as an 'outsider researcher'. Read more...
Equitable Trade and Responsible Business Programme, NRI
NRI continues its research on sustainability standards, their developmental impacts, new sustainable business models and responsible business initiatives in developing and emerging economies. Recent work includes:
• Impact evaluation of a Better Cotton Initiative programme in Andhra Pradesh;
• A study on child labour, yields and incomes in cocoa in West Africa;
• A four country study of Fairtrade Coffee Impact;
• Academic collaborations on informal work and social protection (with Roskilde University) and sustainability transitions in global value chains (Universities of the Andes and Utrecht);
• Management of several complex programme evaluations for DFID (Trade and Global Value Chains Programme, Responsible, Accountable and Transparent Enterprise Programme, Partnerships for Forests and assessing outcomes of shared innovation and social enterprise of the INVENT programme), providing insights for policy-makers, development practitioners and the research community. More details and publications can be found here.
IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
This new IPCC Special Report, to be finalised and published in 2019, will assess recent literature on the multiple interactions between climate change, land degradation and food security. Along with 100 other researchers from around the world, NRI’s John Morton participated in the first Lead Authors’ Meeting in Oslo, Norway, in October, working on the report’s final chapter on “Emergent Risks, Decision-Making and Sustainable Development”.
Institutional member news
Bond Annual Conference
26-27 Feb, London
The unpredictability of the current political and funding environment is putting unprecedented pressure on civil society. The Bond Annual Conference provides an important opportunity to engage in the big debates, interrogate emerging trends and hear different perspectives on some of the toughest challenges and threats facing the global development and humanitarian communities. You’ll get fresh insights and exchange views and ideas with peers from across the sector including NGOs, civil society leaders, funders, government, researchers and private sector.
DSA members get a 15% discount using code: DSA15
For all the details and to register visit BOND's website here.
University of Reading
Dr Alex Arnall has received a bursary from the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) to use and engage with its Land Settlement Association (LSA) archive in 2018. The Land Settlement Association was established in 1934 to provide employment on the land for unemployed industrial workers from depressed areas and its legacy is still felt today in some communities. The archive will allow Alex to explore and develop a number of themes emerging from his international work on environmental change and human migration
Dr Sarah Cardey has secured a Newton Linkages three-year grant with a Philippine university to create capacity-building with indigenous peoples groups in typhoon-prone area. Part of the project will focus on creating a video research teaching methodology.
Dr Filippo Menga published his book Power and Water in Central Asia (Routledge). He has also been appointed as Associate Editor of the journal Political Geography, where he will to manage the 'setting the agenda' section. Filippo will cover this role until October 2020. Please send him an email should you wish to discuss writing a guest editorial, an intervention, or a review for the journal.
The University of Reading staged its first Land Symposium on Friday 1st December 2017, to discuss issues relating to the land struggles of the 21st century. The event was organised by a committee of three doctoral students from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) and brought together industry experts, academics and students to create a platform that aimed to foster coordination and engagement between researchers and professionals dealing with different aspects of land related research.
Dr Andrew Ainslie hosted a visit from alumnus Dr Ian Goldman. In a career that spans 39 years, Dr Goldman has worked in 18 different countries, contributed to some of Africa's pioneering projects in rural development, was a founder of the European Rural NGO Network, VIRGIL, and advised on community-driven development and sustainable livelihoods in his homeland. He currently works as Acting Deputy-Director General (DDG), in South Africa's Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), responsible for the national evaluation system, research, data and knowledge management.
In January 2018, The Walker Institute is set to launch an exciting new initiative called Climate Services Academy and Training (CSAT) to train a growing cohort of postgraduate research (PGR) students in evidence synthesis techniques.
Annual Conference - 'Global Inequalities'
27-29 June 2018, University of Manchester, UK
Visit the website for all the details.
Short course ‘Social Protection: Policies, programmes and evidence’
The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) at the Institute for Development Studies will be offering the fifth round of its annual 4-day short course ‘Social Protection: Policies, programmes and evidence’ from 25-28 June 2018. The course focuses on getting participants up to speed with current knowledge, evidence and practice of social protection and on stimulating critical thinking and debate about current policy and practice. Applications are now open, visit our website.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Master Programme at the
Wellcome Trust Centre
Applications now open for the Global Health Master Programme at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research based at BSMS.
Graduates from this course will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within NGOs, governments and international health and development agencies.
For more information please contact us (globalhealthteaching(at)bsms.ac.uk) or visit our website.
ESRC STEPS Centre
2018 Summer School
Visit the website to apply
Deadline for applications: 28 January 2018 at 17.00 GMT
Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.
Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place at the Institute of Development Studies on the Sussex University campus, near Brighton, UK. Kate Raworth, author of the bestseller Doughnut Economics, will give this year’s Annual Lecture as part of the Summer School. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available.
Meetings & Seminars
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
SOAS Department of Development Studies and UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership seminar series.
Seminar Series, Term 2, 2017-18, Tuesdays, 5-7PM
Room: Various | All welcome, no need to book
* 16 January *
SPECIAL PANEL EVENT
Revolution Then and Now
Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT), SOAS Brunei Gallery Building
Dr Stathis Kouvelakis (King’s College London); Kate Evans (cartoonist, artist, and activist); John Rees (writer and activist)
* 23 January *
Professor Emeritus Göran Therborn (University of Cambridge)
Cities in Contexts of Power and Counterpower: A Global Perspective
Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS Main Building
* 30 January *
Dr Jeff Webber (Queen Mary, University of London)
World Market, Patterns of Accumulation, and State Forms: The Political Economy of the Latin American Left
Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS Main Building
* 6 February *
Dr Nick Srnicek (King's College London)
The Crisis of Social Reproduction and the End of Work
Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS Main Building
Further details are available on the SOAS Development Studies Department website.
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
In the next few months, the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, will be advertising for a Professor of Rural Development (by research or by enterprise) who will also become Head of NRI’s Livelihoods and Institutions Department. If interested, please watch the jobs section of the DSA website.
Evidence Information Service
Academic survey on engagement with parliament
We are a group of academics from the Cardiff University, University of Exeter, University College London, University of Bath and University of Bristol working with the House of Commons Library and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a UK Evidence Information Service (EIS).
The EIS will act as a rapid matchmaking and advisory service, working with existing UK parliamentary systems to connect politicians with the wider network of academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, humanities and the social sciences. More details about the project can be found in our Guardian article and GW4 webpage.
We are seeking the confidential views of academics on their attitudes to and experiences of evidence-based policy-making, the usefulness of the EIS and their potential contribution.
The survey is part of the UK Evidence Information Service (EIS) project. We are working with the four UK legislative bodies – UK Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly – and are interested in gathering information from academics, including their experience of engaging. The results will be published and publicly available.
We therefore invite all UK researchers in academia and industry to complete an 5-10 minute survey.
NGOs and student internships: who benefits?
Discussions between academics and practitioners have highlighted that there are many opportunities for collaboration between NGOs and students, either directly or through the student’s institution, and a variety of outcomes for both parties from these collaborations.
As part of DSA's commitment to supporting and facilitating collaborations between under and postgraduate students and the development community in the form of short projects or longer internships in the UK and internationally, we would like to hear NGO experiences of hosting students, the forms this has taken, and what makes internships successful. Enter this conversation here.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Ruben Andersson (2017) 'The price of impact: reflections on academic outreach amid the "refugee crisis"' in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale
Alexander Betts, Naohiko Omata, and Louise Bloom (2017) 'Thrive or Survive? Explaining Variation in Economic Outcomes for Refugees' in Journal on Migration and Human Security
Marta Favara (2017) 'Maternal group participation and child nutritional status in Peru' in Review of Development Economics
Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (2017) 'Solidarity at work? The prevalence of emergency-driven solidarity in the administrative governance of the Common European Asylum System' in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
'Incidence of Child Marriage: New Findings from the 2011 Census of India' Young Lives Policy Brief 32
‘Young Lives School Surveys 2016-17’ Vietnam Country Report.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Exploring the role of empowerment in urban humanitarian responses in Freetown
Joseph Mustapha Macarthy, Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Sulaiman Foday Kamara, Milimer Morgado
Subjective realities in divided Nicosia
By Bethania Soriano and Sharon Ayalon
Developmental disparities and regeneration processes in divided Nicosia
By Bethania Soriano and Sharon Ayalon
New Practices in Urban Transformation: Towards Inclusionary Heritage
By Lilian Schofield
Sowing Sustainability - UCL and Urban Food Systems (Robert Biel).
London School of Economics and Political Science
Sohini Kar, "Securitizing Women: Gender, Precaution, and Risk in Indian Finance," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43, no. 2 (Winter 2018): 301-325.
Naomi Pendle, "Community Security and Justice under United Nations Governance: Lessons from Chiefs’ Courts in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians Sites," Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 6, no. 1 (2017): 16.
Freeman, Emily, Ernestina Coast, and Susan F. Murray "Men's Roles in Women's Abortion Trajectories in Urban Zambia," International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 2 (2017): 89-98.
Beyond Performance Legitimacy: Procedural Legitimacy and Discontent in China, Dr Mayling Birney
The Politics of Ethnic Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Elliott Green
When no one has clean hands, who do you punish? Dr Joeseph Hanlon November 30, 2017
Poor Mozambicans are being punished for the actions of a greedy elite and a major Swiss/British bank, writes Joseph Hanlon, Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of International Development.
IDS, University of Sussex
Psychosocial elements of poverty
Dr Keetie Roelen published a series of outputs on issues of psychosocial aspects of poverty, including shame, and the role of policies in tacking these. This includes an IDS working paper on poverty, shame and social protection and an opinion piece and podcast, both published by Project Syndicate.
Latest Journal Issues
Tom Schacher and Tim Hart
‘This book warrants wide international dissemination to educate masons and others in the safest way to build houses using the most commonly available construction materials, reinforced concrete and masonry.’ Andrew Charleson, Associate Professor in Building Structures, Victoria University of Wellington
Tom Schacher, Nadia Carlevaro and Guillaume Roux-Fouillet
‘This is a unique guide which illustrates the construction process of low-rise confined-masonry buildings, and provides invaluable information on good construction practices in a user-friendly, but also comprehensive manner. This publication will be a vital resource for a variety of users interested in promoting and practising confined-masonry construction in earthquake-prone regions of the world.’ Dr Svetlana Brzev, Chair, Confined Masonry Network, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Edited By Caroline Sweetman and Kimberly Bowman
‘This publication is very timely as it provides a well-articulated framework for integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into development evaluation.’ Michael Bamberger, independent development evaluation consultant
Practical Action Publishing Knowledge eLibraries
Disasters is a major, peer-reviewed quarterly journal reporting on all aspects of disaster studies, policy and management. To commemorate the journal’s 40th anniversary, current and former editors and editorial board members have brought together a collection of articles reflecting the significance and diversity of research published in the journal over the past 40 years. Explore the Virtual Issue.
Taylor & Francis
A special section of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies brings together six perspectives on the reliance on efficiency arguments to make the case for gender equality in an attempt to further discussion on the topic among feminists, which grew out of a roundtable at the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Conference in Galway, Ireland in 2016. This special section is free to access until the end of June, 2018 in order to facilitate research in this area. Access today.
Routledge & DSA affiliate program
It’s been a bumper year for Routledge Development Studies! Browse our collection of titles here, and get your 20% DSA discount by entering code AF039 at checkout!
New books this month:
American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers: Cooperation or Conflict, edited by Salvador Santino F. Regilme, James Parisot
Market Liberalizations and Emigration from Latin America, by Jon Jonakin
Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility, edited by Cornelia Ulbert, Peter Finkenbusch, Elena Sondermann, Tobias Debiel
Unsustainable Transport and Transition in China, by Becky PY Loo
Financial Inclusion for Poverty Alleviation: Issues and Case Studies for Sustainable Development, edited by Essam Yassin Mohammed, Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi
As we head into the new year, you might also want to see our catalogue of textbooks and resources for teaching!