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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Governance

Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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People

Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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About

The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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DSA2020

Our conference this year is themed "New leadership for global challenges"

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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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Publications

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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Publications

Advancing development studies as a field of scholarship

 

About our publications

The DSA aims to advance development studies as a field of scholarship, and to support members in sharing their work with new audiences. Publications include a book series, special issues from DSA or study group sponsored activities, DSA blogs and briefing papers.

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DSA-OUP book series

Critical frontiers in international development studies.

Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, is a DSA book series published by Oxford University Press. The current editors are Andrew Fischer (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague), Giles Mohan (Open University), Tanja Müller (University of Manchester) and Alfredo Saad Filho (King’s College London).

 

The series aims to promote critical scholarship in development studies as an interdisciplinary and applied field, which investigates local, national and global processes of accumulation and structural transformation, and associated political, social, and cultural change.  It publishes single authored monographs of 70-100,000 words and includes a ‘Gold’ model for open access publication if required.

 

Adam Swallow is Commissioning Editor for the series at the OUP.  He says:

We are always excited to see new proposals and hear about new ideas, so if you are involved in research that you think might be of interest do let us know. The series editors are really helpful with advice in developing book proposals and commenting and I’m keen to see the series continue to develop and grow over the coming months and years.”

If you have an idea for a book proposal, contact the editors at: [email protected]

More information about making a proposal for the DSA-OUP book series

 

Books in the series

Inclusive Dualism
Inclusive Dualism

Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africaby Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

This is now available here.

Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire

Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global Southby Yilmaz Akyüz

This is now available here.

Taken for a Ride
Taken for a Ride

Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolisby Matteo Rizzo

This is now available here.

The Aid Lab
The Aid Lab

Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success by Naomi Hossain

This is now available here.

Other publications

Special Issues

‘North-South Partnerships and the Politics of Development Knowledge’, a Commentary Section of European Journal of Development Research, June 2020

This is a joint output from the 2018/9 North-South interdisciplinary research workshop series and a DSA conference panel (2019).

 

Briefing Papers

Towards more equitable interdisciplinary development research

 

Publishers catalogue

DSA has negotiated a member discount with Routledge Publishers

Contact us at [email protected] to get your discount code

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