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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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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 and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff 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 "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile 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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DSA Scotland

DSA Scotland holds one day and mini conferences promoting cross-regional and cross-disciplinary dialogue between PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and academics with expert knowledge working on development issues.


Mozammel Huq (University of Strathclyde)

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Michael Tribe (University of Strathclyde)

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Forthcoming meetings

[POSTPONED, new date TBC] – Online Zoom session

Neoliberal Policies for Economic Development: Critical Review

Call for papers/ presentations extended until 31st March

See the full call here.


Previous meetings

January 2020, Strathclyde University

DSA Scotland meeting

You can see the report from this meeting here and you can access/download the presentations via the SG convenor’s website.

August 2019, University of the West of Scotland

CAREED Conference

At the end of August CAREED (Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development) held its Annual Conference at the University of the West of Scotland, where it is based.

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For further details about the conference please go to the UWS website and search for CAREED, or contact Professor John Struthers or Dr Dina Nziku.


June 2018, University of Glasgow

DSA Scotland meeting: Contemporary approaches to development policy


December 2017, University of Strathclyde

DSA Scotland meeting

The main theme for discussions was “Education for all (EFA): The UN Agenda”.