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.
Registration remains OPEN but the Early bird registration has passed. All delegates attending need to register via the website whatever your role in the conference.
Panel and daily timetables are online, see here to find out when your panel will take place.
Travel and accommodation pages are online to assist you with your bookings to attend the conference.
There are many other events taking place during the conference, check them all out here.
The 2019 conference will take place at The Open University in Milton Keynes on the theme of 'Opening up Development'.
Keep an eye on the conference website for all further announcements.
The Development Studies Association edits a book series on Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, which is published by Oxford University Press. The series profiles research monographs that will shape the theory, practice, and teaching of international development for a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. We are seeking exciting proposals for new titles in the series. Recent titles in the series include Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz and Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo. The series editors can be contacted for further information about the series or for discussing prospective book proposals through the email address: dsabookseries(at)devstud.org.uk
Over the next year, we plan to redevelop our website, improve our communications with members and stakeholders, and do more to raise the profile of Development Studies. To help us plan for this, we would really like to gather feedback from members, current users of our website, Bulletin subscribers, conference attendees and anyone else who interacts with DSA. We have put together a short questionnaire and do encourage you to use it to share your feedback. Any comments you have on the website, Bulletin, our social media and the public profile of DSA will be gratefully received, so please do take a few minutes to offer your thoughts. We will be sharing the results of this exercise with Council at our next meeting on 18th June, and following that will begin implementing our new communications plan. If you have any other comments you’d like to share about communications that aren’t covered by the questionnaire, you can send these directly to our new Communications Officer, Amy Lunt, by emailing comms(at)devstud.org.uk. You can access the questionnaire here.
Please read or download the draft DSA Business plan (subject to discussion of membership and ratification at AGM) and email s.c.white(at)bath.ac.uk by 1 June if you would like to make any comments or suggestions towards the business plan.
Many congratulations to two DSA members elected Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences: Joe Devine of Bath and Wendy Olsen of Manchester.
How do researchers work across disciplines on global challenges such as health? Videos, blogs and full reports are now available to watch and read from the DSA/ESRC workshop on Zoonoses and One Health at the Institute of Development Studies, the workshop on Research Ethics in Contexts of post-Conflict and Displacement at the University of Reading and the Frontiers in Urban Infrastructure Research and Action workshop at the Global Development Institute, Manchester University. The ‘Meeting the Challenges’ series has concluded now, the last workshop was held at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies on Collaborations in International Research last month. Keep a look out for the reports and videos from the other workshops which will be going online in the coming months.
Sub-panel 22: Anthropology & Development Studies
Professor Deborah James - London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Jo Beall - British Council
Professor Barry Bogin - Loughborough University
Dr Peter Evans - Department for International Development
Professor Ravi Kanbur - Cornell Dyson School
Professor Uma Kothari - University of Manchester
Professor Tobias Kelly* - University of Edinburgh
Professor Susanne Kuechler - University College London
Professor David Wield - The Open University
Dr Andrew Taylor - University of Hull
See the full announcement at the REF website
Joe Devine has been invited on to the assessment panel for the REF subpanel Social Work and Social Policy
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
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
The challenges of women’s invisible care work: analysis of new research
23rd May, 2019 2-5pm
The Old Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
A participatory workshop jointly convened by International Gender Studies and Development Studies Association. Convenor: Dr Tina Wallace
See the full programme and details via the SG webpage.
The new South Asia and Development study group aims to connect researchers from and working in South Asia in various development fields. Visit the new SG webpage here.
Update on the availability of materials from the June 2018 Mini-Conference held in the University of Glasgow
It has taken a long time to get the materials from the mini-conference together and on to the University of Glasgow website. Not least of the problems was to obtain signed consent forms from all of those contributors who had presentations (due to the new EU legislation relating to the General Data Protection Regulation).
These materials are now complete, and include – in particular – audio recordings and slide presentations from the Panel on The Future of Aid. The weblink is here.
Increasing trade in ‘clean’ technologies can foster income growth, job creation, and new green industries in developing countries, according to a new report by the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) at ODID, the United Nations and Norwegian researchers.
Afghanistan launched its first national multidimensional poverty index (A-MPI). The A-MPI was developed by the Afghanistan National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID, with funding from UNICEF.
You can now listen to 37 presentations from last month’s Refugee Studies Centre’s Conference ‘Democratizing Displacement’ held at New College, Oxford. Listen to the conference sessions on SoundCloud here and here.
A new book co-edited by Adeel Malik uses newly available data to create a detailed picture of the nature, extent and implications of 'crony capitalism' in the Middle East.
A new collection of articles in the Journal of Global Security Studies introduced by John Gledhill with Jonathan Bright of the Oxford Internet Institute seeks to assess the ‘state of the discipline’ of peace and conflict studies.
A new book co-authored by Zaad Mahmood offers new insight into collective bargaining in India, and is an original addition to the political economy analysis of capital-labour relations in the organised industrial sector, particularly under the conditions of India’s economic liberalization.
A new podcast series hosted by our former DPhil Indrajit Roy on India’s ongoing elections features DPhil candidate Amogh Dhar Sharma and Associate Professor Nikita Sud, discussing the impact of social media on the vote and analysing the election results.
Tanja Bastia and Oliver Bakewell were in Accra, Ghana 11th-15th February to participate at the inception workshop of the newly-funded UKRI GCRF South-South migration, inequality and development Hub.
Tanja Bastia has taken up a Leverhulme Fellowship as of 1st February for 16 months to research ageing and migration in Bolivia,
How have Social Assistance programmes changed over the last 20 years and how will they develop over the next 10 years? We interview Prof Armando Barrientos
The “global Britain” report: rule-breaking in foreign aid will not strengthen UK soft power writes researchers from GDI and the German Development Institute.
Bangladesh is booming, but authoritarianism could burst its bubble according to Antonio Savoia.
How Africa can catch up with the world in the fight against poverty
Slum dwells may have lived in their communities for 40 years - so they shouldn't be treated as transient places argues Prof Diana Mitlin in this BBC_Future article.
The US is increasingly trying to contain China’s growing influence in Africa. Seth Schindler explains how in Discover Society.
The Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies (CMDS) and the SOAS Journal
of Postgraduate Research (SJPR) held a joint doctoral research conference on 23 MAR 2019 titled Mobilities. This conference showcased the work of 21 doctoral students in a full day of six panels from across the variety of disciplines studied at SOAS, covering how human mobility impacts everything from trade policies to the arts. This conference provided a platform for SOAS PhD researchers to showcase their projects, with an option to submit papers for publication to the SJPR, bringing together our interdisciplinary community of scholars who work on topics of mobility.
Professor Kenneth Shadlen wins ISA Book Prize
Professor Kenneth Shadlen has been announced as winner of the International Studies Association's Global Health Studies Section Book Prize for his book, Coalitions and Compliance: the political economy of pharmaceutical patents in Latin America.
The Global Health Section Book Prize recognises the best book on any aspect of global health published in the previous two years. The prize was announced at the Global Health Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention and was also recognised at the Global Health Section reception.
Professor Mary Kaldor on causes and the future of Brexit
Professor Mary Kaldor spoke to The UI Podcast, run by The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet - UI), about the causes and potential future of Brexit. The thirty minute interview summarises Professor Kaldor's recent research, Understanding Brexit at a Local Level, which is supported by the LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact fund, and focuses on the perceived impact of Brexit on British local authorities.
Dr Tiziana Leone presents at the Population Association of America
Dr Tiziana Leone presented her research on Timing and Determinants of Age at Menarche in Lower Middle-Income Countries at the 2019 Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Austin over the weekend of April 10-13.
Dr Laura Mann on Rwanda’s booming economy under an authoritarian regime
Dr Laura Mann co-wrote an article for The Conservation which summaries the recent publication: Understanding the Political Motivations that Shape Rwanda's Emergent Developmental State. The authors discuss Rwanda’s economic growth since the country’s horrific genocide twenty years ago, and further argue that this progress has happened whilst the government has been criticised for authoritarian tactics and the use of violence.
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Congratulations to the DPU's Prof. Haim Yacobi, Programme Leader of the MSc Health in Urban Development, for receiving the Horizon 2020 grant as part of a consortium dealing with urban exposome.
The DPU will provide a number of conference grants for students from low and middle income countries in order to assist their participation in the conference. Details on the selection criteria and submission of applications is available in the Silk Cities website.
The deadline for applications is 15th April.
Congratulations to DPU's Rita Lambert who has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled 'Cartographic Calculation and Coordination in the Urbanisation of the Peripheral Slopes of Lima'
The BUDDcamp is an integral pedagogical component of the MSc BUDD practice module where students and staff engage in learning in action experimenting urban research methods
Congratulations to DPU's Ignacia Ossul who has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled 'The Politics of Home-Making: The case of informal settlements in Viña del Mar'
Disrupting the seating plan at the United Nations and beyond
Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals
Seeing clearly: solving Asia’s air pollution crisis
Patrick Schröder, Shilpi Srivastava and Wei Shen
What does it take to beat the gender gap in science leadership?
Becky Faith, Tabitha Hrynick and Linda Waldman
Our team delivered training in Haiti for over 100 government staff. Most of the participants were senior and mid-level staff from the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation. A series of eight training modules were delivered under the Caribbean Development Bank Public Policy and Project Cycle Management training programme. Find out more here.
‘She-roes’: African Women working Together for Change
Over twenty African women participated in an action-oriented initiative seeking to enhance their leadership to bring transformative change focusing on peace, security and development in the continent, in line with Africa Agenda 2063. CIDT successfully delivered the ‘Women in Leadership’ training for the African Union Commission, which have now led to significant impact and lasting change. Read more here.
Online Results Based Management (RBM) course to launch in French
CIDT will shortly be launching an online course around RBM and the Logical Framework Approach in French. If you are interested in this for your staff and/or projects you are working on please get in touch with cidt(at)wlv.ac.uk.
Development is ‘mission critical’ to healthcare
Barbara Stilwell, graduate of the MSc in Development Management and leading global healthcare worker, discusses global health progress, the relationship between health and development, and how open and distance education will be ‘huge’. Read more ...
Supporting access to clean water and sanitation for all
STEM’s Pam Furniss and IDO’s Ellen Scott attend the launch of Count Me In! the new OpenWASH module, in Addis Ababa. Co-created by IDO and eSTEeM, it breaks new ground in focusing on building inclusivity into water and sanitation projects. Read more…
INGOs are using research to drive their missions: a win-win?
WELS’ Jude Fransman introduces her new OU/BOND report, based on a three-year study, showing how international NGOs are increasingly engaging with research in a variety of ways to provide evidence to support their work, and how this can benefit both development and academia. Read more…
£1 million to research care of child migrants
Psychology lecturer Sarah Crafter, who travelled to the Calais ‘jungle’ camp to see how child migrants lived, has secured £1 million of ESRC funding for a new project inspired by her experience. Read more...
‘I took my refugee status as an opportunity’
OU graduate Shabnam Nasimi describes her journey from an eight-year-old refugee speaking no English to one of the ‘top ten most inspirational women in public affairs’. Read more…
World Book Day bonanza for schools in the OU in Scotland’s ZEST project
The OU in Scotland provides books to primary schools participating in its Zambian Education School-based Training project, funded by the Scottish government. Read more...
New insights into Indian monsoon response to climate change
An international study led by biogeochemist Pallavi Anand is looking at evidence of past climate shifts to help predict how human-induced climate change will affect India’s Summer Monsoon in future. Read more...
Forced into a marriage: from England to Pakistan
Open University Honorary Associate Christina Julios takes part in a Human Rights TV Channel documentary on forced marriage. Watch…
The Brexit storm: Laura Kuenssberg's inside story
IIKD’s Alan Shipman was academic consultant to this OU/BBC co-production broadcast last night. If you missed it, you can catch up on BBC iplayer. Watch…
NRI is very pleased to welcome Professor Vegard Iversen as the new Head of its Livelihoods and Institutions Department. An applied micro development economist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge, Vegard’s research includes ongoing collaborations focusing on: the colonial origins of agricultural development in India, women’s political representation and its impact on governance, the impacts of large dams on agricultural productivity, vulnerability and poverty, and social mobility in the Global South. Vegard returns to UK academia after twelve years in India, where he has worked both at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. Vegard succeeds John Morton as Head of the Department – John remains at NRI focussing on research. For more details see here.
NRI is also pleased to announce the following professorial appointments: Adrienne Martin as Professor of Development Studies, Valerie Nelson as Professor of Sustainable Development, Julian Quan as Professor of Land and Development Practice, and Ravinder Kumar as Associate Professor of Monitoring and Impact. For more details see here.
Valerie Nelson is working with the Topic Group on Value Chains and Trade of the International Sustainable Development Research Society. As a result of this work she has authored or co-authored three of the five policy briefs prepared for the ISDRS’s side-event on “Biodiversity Science Policy Challenges: Multifaceted Stakeholder Approaches” at the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. See here.
Lora Forsythe is leading a major work package on “Understanding the drivers of trait preferences and the development of multi-user product profiles”, which includes a substantial component of research on gender and food preferences, for a project entitled “Breeding Root, Tuber and Banana Products for End User Preferences2, led by CIRAD and funded by a consortium led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. See here for more about the project and here for NRI’s involvement.
Apurba Shee participated in two major agricultural economics conferences last summer: the International Conference of Agricultural Economists in Vancouver where he presented “Design and Rating of Risk-Contingent Credit for Balancing Business and Financial Risks for Kenyan Farmers”; and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting in Washington, where he presented on “Heterogeneous Impacts of Credit Rationing on Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Kenya”.
SIID Director Dan Brockington and Dr Nicola Banks (Global Development Institute, University of Manchester) have just launched the NGO Explorer, a new online tool to build networks across development NGO's. Read more here.
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) University of Bath
Dr Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf have won the Learning on Screen Best Educational Film Award 2019 for their documentary 'Voices from the Mine'. Based on two years of fieldwork in Kono District in Sierra Leone, the film follows the pathway of artisanal diamonds from mine to market, offers insiders’ perspectives of the challenges of formalising the sector, and explores why exploitation continues to persist at the bottom of the chain. For further details click here.
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Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD)
A blog post highlighting research by Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) domestic programmes has just been published on the BOND blog.
Donors will often perceive the work of INGOs as something done “abroad”, in the global South. However, the universal approach of the Sustainable Development Goals is challenging this narrative and encouraging increased efforts towards domestic programming.
Last year, Islamic Relief Worldwide’s (IRW) HAD commissioned research on seven of Islamic Relief’s partner offices to investigate if they have active domestic programmes, how effectively they are being funded and implemented as well as how donors and staff perceive domestic programmes in general.
The blog post summarises the key motivations and challenges of domestic programmes, as identified by the research, and can be found here.
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
London International Development Centre and London School of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine launch international research hub to tackle child stunting
Up to one million children could benefit from a new £19.76m research hub led by the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that aims to further our understanding of the causes of stunting. The UKRI GCRF ‘Action against Stunting Hub’ will aim to reduce child stunting by up to 10% across communities in India, Indonesia and Senegal. It is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK-led research at the heart of efforts to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here.
The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub
Coventry University has recently been awarded £20m by the UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund to establish a Global Research Hub which will deepen academic and policy understandings of the relationships between South-South migration, inequality and delivery of the SDGs. Migration between the countries of the Global South accounts for nearly half of all international migration, nearly 70% in some places. The potential of South-South migration to contribute to development and delivery of the SDGs is widely acknowledged but remains unrealised, largely due to existing inequalities at the global, national and local levels. These multidimensional inequalities are associated with a lack of rights for migrants and their families; difficult, expensive and sometimes dangerous journeys; and limited opportunities to access services and protection, which can, in turn, exacerbate inequalities. Led by Professor Heaven Crawley at the University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), the Hub brings together 20 research institutions from around the world as well as numerous local partners in the countries on which the Hub will focus its work: Burkina Faso, Brazil, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal and South Africa. More information here.
United Nations University UNU-WIDER
Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century - Symposium | 27-28 March, UNHQ New York
Open Dialogue on Inequality in the 21st Century - Rethinking inequality and what to do about it (live stream)| 28 March, UNHQ New York
WIDER Seminar Series | Vegard Iversen on employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline | 3 April, Helsinki, Finland
WIDER Seminar Series | Maureen Were - Is export-led growth a mirage? | 10 April, Helsinki, Finland
Launch of UGAMOD - A tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda | 10 April, Kampala, Uganda
WIDER Seminar Series | Saidou Abdoulaye Sy on measuring energy poverty in Senegal | 17 April, Helsinki, Finland
EADI student membership is now free to all students
See here for all the details and how to become an EADI member.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
On June 12-13 2019 GDI will be hosting a conference on scaling up participation. Find out more and book your place for only £80
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research centre are hosting a conference on From Politics to Power? Rethinking the Politics of Development in September in Manchester.
Dept of International Development, London School of Economics
Managing Inclusive Development in Emerging Societies
5 day intensive programme running from 3 - 7 June 2019
An exploration of the policy challenges and solutions facing developing countries aiming to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.
The course provides an interdisciplinary and critical approach to the theories and practices being used to address problems of governance, economic growth, equity and stability, and social inclusion in the Global South. You’ll also benefit from studying alongside practitioners from around the globe, enhancing your professional network. London is hub for international development and LSE is a world leader in this subject.
The course will be taught by Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, Professor of the Political Economy of Development and Dr Mahvish Shami, Assistant Professor of International Development.
University College Cork
University College Cork Masters (MSc) of Food Security Policy & Management is now recruiting students from diverse backgrounds to join the International Development Unit of UCC's Department of Food Business and Development. This programme is aimed at students who want to address one of the greatest challenges facing our global community, ending food insecurity & malnutrition. It is one of the few courses worldwide specifically focused on the design and implementation of food and nutrition security policies and programmes.
Closing date for non-EU applications is 15th June 2019
Please contact Dr. Nick Chisholm Senior Lecturer n.chisholm(at)ucc.ie for any additional queries.
Department of Development Studies and the Department of Economics, SOAS
SOAS's Department of Development Studies is launching two online MSc programmes in October 2019 and applications are now open:
- The MSc Humanitarian Action is a new degree that provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles and history of humanitarianism, and an analysis of the critiques, complexities and contradictions facing humanitarian actors.
- The MSc International Development builds on the reputation of our on-campus Masters programmes to offer a degree that is theoretically founded, equipping students with the analytical tools to address the challenges of contemporary development contexts.
SOAS Summer Schools
Extreme Futures: Capitalism, Crisis and Climate Change
1 July - 19 July 2019
This course provides a critical introduction to understanding the politics of climate change. A theoretical consideration of the history, politics and economics of climate change is the foundation of the course, followed by an interrogation of the diplomacy of climate change negotiations, feminist approaches to the environment and ecosocialism. Finally, the course examines questions to do with technology and the climate, racism and climate denial, and the potential of movements to force governmental action on climate change. Students analyse relevant films that examine case studies from the Global South and conduct field research by participating in a climate protest or demonstration.
The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change Summer School
1 July - 19 July 2019
This course provides a critical introduction to the history, nature and impact of social protest and social movements, the politics of neoliberal development and rise of NGOs into a global industry. It analyses how social movements and NGOs have interacted and influenced each other, and how they have globalised. It questions the notion of development as economic growth, assesses the critiques against NGOs as alternatives to state-led development models, considers the concept and the use of humanitarian intervention in diverse contexts, discusses the role of labour and labour organising alongside social movements and explores the extent to which movements are posing a challenge to neoliberal and capitalist development. Finally, it examines both the theoretical basis for social movement and NGO strategies for social change, and draws on a number of case studies, exploring what kind of development and social change is possible.
Development and Conflict Summer School
22 July - 9 August 2019
This course examines the linkages between conflict and development, between inequality and violence, and between the structures and interests that contribute to the continuation of violence within and between countries. It is primarily informed by a political economy approach to analysing conflict, and highlights the way in which the economic and political interests of conflict parties and their international backers may conspire to form ‘war systems.’ Additionally, the course explores how legacies of conflict impact development through a focus on gender, trauma, and memory, drawing on case studies from on-going and recent conflicts throughout the world. Students engage critically with literature defining academic and policy debates about the causes and consequences of conflicts, and the role of development assistance, humanitarian intervention and post-conflict reconstruction in building peace as well as in exacerbating and perpetuating conflict.
Populism and the Crisis of Democracy Summer School
22 July - 9 August 2019
From Trump to Modi, right-wing populism seems to be advancing relentlessly around the world. Meanwhile, already-existing authoritarian leaders are tightening their grip. Protest movements have emerged in Brazil, France, India and elsewhere, from left and right, united by their loss of faith in conventional (‘neoliberal’) democracy. Have the things we have been taught to take for granted failed? Will all societies eventually become liberal democracies, are wars, domestic strife and authoritarian governments really things of the past, will capitalism endure indefinitely and is globalisation unstoppable? Why are so many societies buckling under pressure? What role do inequality, exploitation and environmental devastation play in this malaise? Why does immigration feature so prominently in populist campaigns? Why are so many young people cynical about democracy? What role does social media play in these social conflicts? Could conventional wars become a regular feature in the international system? And – if democracies falter, what will replace them? This course will address these questions of today’s world.
University of Derby
Joint Honours Degree in Global Development
The Joint Honours Degree in Global Development at the University of Derby adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand the contemporary challenges associated with development studies. It emphasizes a critical understanding of development issues from a local to global scale. The degree equips you with an appropriate set of specialist, intellectual and personal transferable skills of lifelong value that are required by graduate employers. Fieldtrips are key to the course. The focus placed on practical experience and vocational placements provides you with opportunities to gain valuable real world experience. For more information about our course, please visit here.
United Nations University UNU-WIDER
Call for applications | UNU-WIDER summer school in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development |
Closing date 31 May.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia
Join us from 3-7 June 2019 for our annual short course on Climate Change and Development at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA) UK.
Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved.
Dr Heike Schroeder, Course Director, is Senior Lecturer in Climate Change and International Development at the School of International Development, UEA, and a Researcher with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Regular contributors include: Prof Corinne Le Quéré, Prof Tim Osborn, Prof Roger Few, Prof Bruce Lankford and others.
Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners
24 June - 28 June 2019
Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue and to explore different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Using a successful format developed during 2018, the course will see the use of water security 'games' during the week and as informal coursework. Bruce Lankford believes games are an excellent device to overcome echo-chambers within water security. By helping to surface different kinds of beliefs, games achieve two outcomes; first that we are open towards normative ideas (we should be water secure, we should build dams, we should revise water law, we should be more efficient) whilst, second, we are more critical with our thinking (solutions may not work, or will need tailoring, or will be counter-productive). Two examples of critical thinking: a) it asks if enforcing 'status-quo water law' may be subterfuge to lock in current injustices; b) it wonders if pursuing a formal engineering approach to efficient irrigation is expensive and alienates farmers who wish to improve current practices. By actively allowing someone to win or lose, or everyone to win or lose, or by turning a gain into a loss, or by layering twists and turns, our intermediary games reveal what we want and what we may have missed. APPLY NOW!
In partnership with the University of Sussex, IDS is ranked first in the world for development studies by the QS University Rankings. We offer a wide range of postgraduate degrees and professional development courses on critical development issues.
• MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
• MA Development Studies
• MA Food and Development
• MA Globalisation, Business and Development
• MA Governance, Development and Public Policy
• MA Power, Participation and Social Change
• MA Poverty and Development
IDS Training Courses
Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation
16 to 20 September 2019
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning
2 to 6 September 2019
Engaging Evidence and Policy for Social Change
24 to 26 July 2019
Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes
15 to 19 July 2019
Digital and Technology for International Development
8 to 12 July 2019
Social Protection: Policies, Programmes and Evidence
1 to 4 July 2019
Applying Circular Economy Approaches for a Sustainable Future
3 to 6 June 2019
More information on the IDS website.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Msc/PGDip/PGCert
The Global Health MSc course brings together experts from the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, development studies, anthropology, economics and political sciences among others in order to deliver a stimulating and vibrant programme. We combine traditional didactic teaching with dynamic and interactive methods, using case studies alongside evidence and insights from the various disciplines to facilitate students’ critical understanding of current global health issues, their complex determinants and their potential solutions.
For more information please visit the website.
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), University of York
The Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at the University of York has launched a new two new study programmes in Global Development:
PhD in Global Development - recruiting now to start September 2019
BA in Global Development (with or without a year in industry) - recruiting Autumn 2019 to start September 2021.
DPP, The Open University
DSA2019: Opening Up Development
19-21 June, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Registration for the Development Studies Association annual conference 2019 remains OPEN. Read more...
Pan-Commonwealth Forum 2019 on Open Learning
9-12 September, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Co-hosted by The Open University and the Commonwealth of Learning. Read more…
31st Annual EAEPE Conference
12-15 September, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Keynote speech by Smita Srinivas, Visiting Professor in The School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography. Read more…
United Nations University UNU-WIDER
WIDER Seminar Series | Khoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam 29 May, Helsinki, Finland
Festival | UNU-WIDER at World Village Festival 2019 25-26 May, Helsinki, Finland
WIDER Development Conference | Transforming economies – for better jobs | 11-13 September, Bangkok, Thailand.
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) University of Bath
CDS held an exhibition- ‘Living on the Margin’ at the 44AD Gallery in Bath which incorporated images, artefacts and award-winning films from a range of research projects conducted by academics and PhD students at the centre. Dr. Oliver Walton’s blog post sheds light on this exhibition. See the blog post for further details.
CDS and Institute for Policy Research (IPR) jointly organized a seminar that focussed on the question ‘where next for UK aid post-Brexit?’ Amy Dodd from Development Initiatives and Richard Darlington for Well Told Story were both keynote speakers at the event. Find out more and watch the presentations.
CDS and Centre for Death & Society co-hosted a seminar – ‘New perspectives on death and dying in Sub-Saharan Africa’. The seminar included three talks given by Dr Shina Alimi, Dr Rebekah Lee and Dr Luisa Enria. The presentations focussed on tombstone inscriptions in Nigeria, the funeral industry in townships in South Africa, and the challenges of death and funerals during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Find out more about the event here.
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Decolonisation dilemmas: challenges for university leadership
LIDC will hold a special LIDC Research Seminar from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday 21 May in Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT. This event will feature a lecture from Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), from 2008 to 2018 and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alumnus, who was the Vice-Chancellor of UCT during the most significant period of nationwide student protest since the transition to democracy in South Africa 25 years ago. Dr Price will reflect on some of the transformation and decolonisation dilemmas he dealt with at UCT. Register to attend here.
None at present
UEA-Copenhagen joint PhD Scholarship
Postgraduate Research Studentships in the field of resources and politics
Location: Norwich, Copenhagen - Denmark
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2019
See the website for all the details and how to apply
British Academy - Early Childhood Education
Awards of 21 months in duration and up to £300,000 are available. Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. We particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 22 May, 5pm UK time
University of Bristol - Questionnaire
For our research on international research partnerships and collaboration, we are gathering the perspectives of Southern- and Northern-based actors. We would greatly appreciate your views on this topic by completing this brief questionnaire. This study has received ethical approval from the University of Bristol. Any information provided here will be treated confidentially within the research team and anonymised in reporting.
For further details, please contact Tigist Grieve (tigist.grieve(at)bristol.ac.uk) or Rafael Mitchell (rafael.mitchell(at)bristol.ac.uk)
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Urban Informality as a site of critical analysis. Journal of Development Studies. N. Banks, M. Lombard and D. Mitlin (2019) (Open Access)
Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of Ethiopia’s PSNP African Affairs. (Open access) Lavers, Tom. 2019
Lavers, T. 2019. Towards Universal Health Coverage in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’?: The political drivers of Community-Based Health Insurance. Social Science and Medicine 228: 60-67. (Open access)
Lavers, T. and Dye, B. 2019. Theorising the political economy of dams: towards a research agenda. FutureDAMS working paper 1 (Open access)
“What Determines Administrative Capacity in Developing Countries?” (Antonio Savoia, R. Ricciuti and K.Sen). International Tax and Public Finance, (open access)
Uma Kothari: Shifting sands: the rhythms and temporalities of island landscapes, Geoforum (open access)
The ‘New’ national development planning and global development goals: Processes and partnerships: Admos O.Chimhowu, David Hulme, Lauchlan T.Munro. (Open access)
A Debate that Fatigues…: To Randomise or Not to Randomise; What’s the Real Question? Ralitza Dimova (Open access)
Twenty‐first Century Industrial Policy in a Small Developing Country: The Challenges of Reviving Manufacturing in Rwanda: Pritish Behuria (Open access)
Open access books:
Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy, Edited by Sohela Nazneen, Sam Hickey and Eleni Sifaki
The Politics of Education in Developing Countries. Edited by Sam Hickey and Naomi Hossain
Open access data:
NGO explorer is a tool designed to help international development charities network and collaborate by exploring NGOs working in different countries or regions internationally, towards particular thematic goals, or those operating from different UK regions.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Catherine Briddick (2019) Precarious workers and probationary wives: how immigration law discriminates against women in Social and Legal Studies
Joerg Friedrichs (2019) 'Explaining China’s popularity in the Middle East and Africa' in Third World Quarterly
Naohiko Omata (2019) Contributors or competitors? Complexity and variability of refugees’ economic "impacts" within a Kenyan host community in Migration Letters
Ana Vaz, Sabina Alkire, Agnes Quisumbing and Esha Sraboni (2019) 'Measuring Autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh', OPHI Working Paper No 125
NSIA and OPHI (2019) Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis. National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) University of Bath
Aurelie Charles and Krista Bondy published an article, Mitigating Stakeholder Marginalisation with the Relational Self, for the Journal of Business Ethics in which they explored the question- how can marginalised stakeholders be heard by organisations.
Oliver Walton and Jonathan Goodhand authored a chapter titled- ‘Marginal gains: Borderland dynamics in post-war Nepal’ in the book –‘The Politics of Change: Reflections on Contemporary Nepal’, edited by Thapa, D., published by Asia Foundation. Ebook available for free download here.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Radice, Henry (2019) Saving ourselves? on rescue and humanitarian action. Review of International Studies. ISSN 0260-2105
Jackson, Ashley and Weigand, Florian (2019) The Taliban’s war for legitimacy in Afghanistan. Current History, 118 (807). pp. 143-148. ISSN 0011-3530
Leone, Tiziana (2019) Women’s mid-life health in low and middle income countries: a comparative analysis of the timing and speed of health deterioration in six countries. SSM - Population Health, 7. ISSN 2352-8273 Item availability may be restricted.
Roelofs, Portia (2019) Beyond programmatic versus patrimonial politics: contested conceptions of legitimate distribution in Nigeria. Journal of Modern African Studies. ISSN 0022-278X (In Press)
Coast, E., Jones, N., Francoise, U.M., Yadete, W., Isimbi, R., Gezahegne, K. and Lunin, L. (2019) Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia and Rwanda: a qualitative exploration of the role of social norms. SAGE Open, 9 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2158-2440
Boone, Catherine (2019) Legal empowerment of the poor through property rights reform: tensions and tradeoffs of land registration and titling in sub-Saharan Africa. The Journal of Development Studies, 55 (3). pp. 384-400. ISSN 0022-0388
Fairfield, Tasha and Charman, Andrew (2019) A Dialogue with the Data: The Bayesian foundations of iterative research in qualitative social science. Perspectives on Politics, 17 (1). pp. 154-167. ISSN 1537-5927
Meagher, Kate (2019) Working in chains: African informal workers and global value chains. Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. ISSN 2277-9760 (In Press)
Don’t forget to check out recent articles from LSE staff, students, alumni and friends of the department on the ID blog.
Conflict Research Programme – LSE
Blogs from the Conflict Research Programme
1. Commodification of women and girls in South Sudan by Alicia Luedke
Our podcast from the LSE Festival is now available online. Podcast from LSE Festival “Art & Conflict” published, here.
The panellists discussed the role of art and visual representation in response to conflict and dealing with its consequences.
CRP’s Research Programme Director, Alex de Waal wrote about the recent political and military developments in Sudan:
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
Cheru, Fantu and Cramer, Christopher and Oqubay, Arkebe, eds. (2019) The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
On the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, Alessandra Mezzadri writes in Eco-Age about the progress - or lack of progress - made when it comes to garment workers’ rights, and how we can help support workers.
IDS, University of Sussex
Empowering Women Politicians in Pakistan: Views from Within
IDS Policy Briefing 168
Ayesha Khan and Sana Naqvi
Inequalities in Maternal and Child Health in Mozambique: A Historical Overview
IDS Working Paper 526
Leonardo Chavane and Célia Gonçalves
How Does the World Bank Build Citizen Engagement Commitments into Project Design?
IDS Working Paper 525
The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning
Naomi Hossain and Sam Hickey
Pathways to Stronger Futures in Haiti: The role of graduation programming in promoting early childhood development
Keetie Roelen, SungKyu Kim, Inka Barnett and Devanshi Chanchani
An Analysis of Discrepancies in Taxpayers’ VAT Declarations in Rwanda
ICTD Research in Brief 34
Giulia Mascagni, Fabrizio Santoro and Denis Mukama
United Nations University UNU-WIDER
Journal article | Journal of Development Economics | Agricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria
Journal article | Journal of International Development | The Effects of the Value-Added Tax on Revenue and Inequality
Journal article | International Journal of Microsimulation | Policy Transparency in the Public Sector
Journal article | International Journal of Microsimulation | Tax-benefit Microsimulation and Income Redistribution in Ecuador
Journal article | International Journal of Microsimulation | A Role for Universal Pension?
Blog | What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part I)
Blog | What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part II)
Blog | What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part III)
Blog | From Africa rising to rising debt in Africa
WIDER Working Paper | The distributional impact of structural transformation in rural India
WIDER Working Paper | Gender and the South African labour market
WIDER Working Paper | The effect of real exchange rate volatility on income distribution in South Africa
Report | Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2018 Qualitative Study
War on Poverty, Translating it into African context
Christopher M Ngosa
The book investigates the nature of poverty in Africa, its causes/drivers and maintainers, why isn’t poverty ending in Africa? Further, the book shows the effects of poverty on the human brain, the challenges which makes it difficult to eradicate poverty. Furthermore, it looks at the current status of Africa in escaping the poverty trap and ends by providing remedial measures on how to eradicate poverty in Africa. The book is intended for NGOs, donors, governments and anyone who is interested in eradicating poverty in Africa. I believe, this book will not only spark academic debate on poverty related issues but also trigger academic research on how to eradicate poverty in Africa.
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), University of York
Dr Sara de Jong's book 'Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women's Issues across North-South Divide' is now out in paperback.
Boydell & Bower
Boydell & Bower offer Development Studies Association members a 25% discount on all African Studies titles that we publish. The code to use is: BB700.
Practical Action Publishing
We have extended the special discounts on our Earth Day titles until the end of May for DSA members! Challenge assumptions with our alternative world-view maps; explore recommended reads from our bookshop; and learn about how Practical Action is helping vulnerable people adapt to climate change, as resilience becomes a way of life. Find out more
We have put together a collection of free, open access, or specially discounted titles that provide critical analysis and perspectives on participatory development practice, emphasising the importance of cultivating relationships, from local to global, between individuals, organisations and institutions. Click here to find fresh ideas from the heart of development practice and to question what motivates us all as practitioners and researchers.
We are subject to politics wherever we go and in whatever we are doing. Development is always and everywhere political, and frequently occurs with the interests of the powerful at the forefront. How can we better understand the politics that shapes and controls our lives and dominates the lives of others around the globe?
In this concise volume, Adam Sneyd demonstrates how the difficult skill of careful political analysis can shed new light on some of today’s most intractable development challenges. Sneyd shows how conflicts over ideas can entrench underdevelopment, and he conveys why we need better analyses of development politics to fight the status quo and expedite inclusive change.
'The QuIP offers a simple, transparent method to deliver timely, cost-effective and credible causal attributions.' Nancy Cartwright, UCSD and Durham University
Putting respondents' voices at the heart of evaluation
How do you know whether, or how, you contributed to an observed social change? The Qualitative Impact Protocol (QuIP) is a flexible set of guidelines for collecting, analysing and sharing feedback
from intended beneficiaries about significant drivers of change in their lives. Using respondents’ own testimonies, this non-experimental, goal free method challenges approaches to sampling, tackles bias in data collection, adds rigour to the analysis of qualitative data, and encourages real engagement with findings. This essential book includes comprehensive ‘how to’ QuIP guidelines, and detailed case studies from seven countries.
Buy a copy of the book here
Download an Open Access PDF of the book
'[This book] shows how thinking in systems makes you smarter and more effective in getting water and sanitation into the hands of communities around the world. A very useful book indeed.’ Duncan Green, Oxfam UK
‘An extremely interesting and timely book, given the pressing need to ensure the realisation of substantive gender equality as a cornerstone of social justice and sustainable development. Drawing on diverse examples from initiatives around the world, the book highlights both the potential for and importance, or indeed necessity, of involving men and boys, alongside women and girls, in addressing gender inequalities and promoting and ultimately achieving gender equality, for the good of all.’ Helen Longlands, UCL Centre for Education and International Development (CEID)
Publishing in June! Available to pre-order from mid-May. Find out more here
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Oxford University Press (OUP)
China-Africa and an Economic Transformation
Edited by Arkebe Oqubay and Justin Yifu Lin (9780198830504)
‘At a critical moment in China–Africa relations, as both sides explore ways to reach their partnership potential… this book is a useful resource that captures the concrete achievements of this partnership and highlights the opportunities for even greater impact to the benefit of the two partners.’ --Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
‘Cutting against clichéd representations of relations between China and Africa, … fresh and original ideas about pathways to development… timely and challenging. This book is a gem, and that’s an understatement.’ --James H. Mittelman, Distinguished Research Professor, American University
‘An extremely important volume. In the chatter on China and Africa, the Chinese and Africans are the very ones often left out. The editors themselves represent a departure from “being spoken to” by a Western world with its own distinct interests.’ --Stephen Chan OBE, Professor of World Politics, SOAS University of London
‘A welcome contribution… academically rigorous, and also offering immensely practical guidance to… stakeholders on how to build this partnership going forward.’ --Miriam Altman, PhD, Commissioner, NPC, South Africa
‘Essential reading for policymakers, businesses and civil society leaders in Africa and China, but also for a global constituency.’ --Michael Spence, Professor of Economics, Nobel Prize in Economics 2001
‘This fascinating book is a must-read… study this volume and glean actionable insights from its historically grounded and intellectually robust analysis.’ --Strive Masiyiwa, Founder Econet
‘Capturing the diverse and dynamic nature of the economic ties between China and Africa and relating it to Africa’s transformation… A must-read… toward a healthy and vibrant economic future for the African continent.’ --Mark Suzman, President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration
Edited by Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas, and Joakim Palme (9780198834557) Open Access
What is the use of research in public debates and policy-making on immigration and integration? Why are there such large gaps between migration debates and migration realities, and how can they be reduced? This work provides a unique set of testimonies and analyses of these questions by researchers and policy experts who have been deeply involved in attempts to link social science research to public policies. It argues that we must go beyond the prevailing focus on the research-policy nexus by considering how the media, public opinion, and other dimensions of public debates can interact with research and policy-processes. When the different actors understand and appreciate each other's primary aims and constraints, such common understandings can pave the way for improved policy-making processes and better public policies that deal more effectively with the real challenges of migration and integration.
The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter
Mario Polèse (9780190053710)
From New York to Vienna, Buenos Aires to Port au Prince, Polèse highlights four factors that help explain strengths and weaknesses of cities as foci of economic opportunity and social cohesion: institutions, people, centrality, and chance. The result is a nuanced and accessible introduction to the economy of cities and an original perspective on what needs to improve.
Forthcoming in the DSA-OUP series
Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa
By Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings (9780198841463)
W. Arthur Lewis proposed a dualist model of economic development in which 'surplus' (predominantly under-employed) labour shifted from lower to higher productivity work. In practice, historically, this meant that labour was initially drawn out of subsistence agriculture into low-wage, labour-intensive manufacturing, including in clothing production, before shifting into higher-wage work. This development strategy has become unfashionable. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) worries that low-wage, labour-intensive industry promises little more than an impoverishing 'race to the bottom'. Nattrass and Seekings argue that decent work fundamentalism, that is the promotion of higher wages and labour productivity at the cost of lower-wage job destruction, is a utopian vision with potentially dystopic consequences for countries with high open unemployment, many of which are in Southern Africa.
Routledge & DSA affiliate program
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Meanwhile, several exciting new publications hot off the press to share with you this month:
POSTDEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE: ALTERNATIVES, ECONOMIES, ONTOLOGIES
EDITED BY ELISE KLEIN, CARLOS EDUARDO MORREO
"Dynamic co-editors Elise Klein and Carlos Eduardo Morreo combine their talents to provide an inspirational volume. They marshal an exceptional group of emerging and established critical thinkers—academics, activists and artists from the global South and North—to explore alternate ways of being and living in a world that is increasingly hazardous to human and non-human species alike. This absorbing book theoretically interrogates and empirically documents diverse forms of ‘postdevelopment in practice’. Its future-focused perspectives will challenge and richly reward the politically-engaged reader." -- Jon Altman, Emeritus Professor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
WELFARE AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
EDITED BY GIBRÁN CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ
"Theoretically rich and empirically rigorous, this book is an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of social protection and welfare regimes in Latin America. It will be widely read, assigned and cited." -- Nora Nagels, Professor of Development and International Cooperation, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
“After reading the book, you will understand better how
difficult it is to build more equitable social programs, but also how urgent it is in today’s world." -- Diego Sánchez Ancochea, Professor of the Political Economy of Development,
University of Oxford, UK
“A wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection of quality contributions makes this book a most welcome addition to the field. It deserves wide readership within both policy and academic communities." -- Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology, UCL Institute of the Americas, UK
COUNTRY FRAMEWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT DISPLACEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT: REDUCING RISK, BUILDING RESILIENCE
EDITED BY SUSANNA PRICE, JANE SINGER
"compelling reading for scholars, practitioners and policy makers concerned with improving planned displacement and resettlement outcomes. The insights within come at a critical juncture for sustainable development, and underscore the need for alignment between local, national and international perspectives on this important topic." — Deanna Kemp, Professor, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland, Australia
"Susanna Price and Jane Singer have assembled an amazing set of papers focused on country frameworks for displacement and resettlement. A much-needed contribution, this is sure to become a major work in the field of development studies." — Hari Mohan Mathur, Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India
“Slavery and bondage in South Asia are among the oldest and most widespread in the whole world. Today, several million people, including children and women, still live under extremely harsh conditions in this part of the world. Yet this is still a neglected topic among scholars. Samonova brings new insights into the lives and conditions of bonded people in India and Nepal, and offers theoretical and practical suggestions to implement appropriate policies in these areas. A brilliant achievement and a must-read." -- Stanziani Alessandro, Directeur d'études EHESS and Directeur de recherche, CNRS, France.