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
Registration for the DSA2018 conference is still open. All delegates, whatever your role in the conference, need to register online via the website. The conference website displays all accepted panels and their included papers; the timetable and events pages show what will be happening when along with the detailed panels timetable grid; and you can use the login link to check your paper and panel details. We have approximately 380 accepted papers in 69 panels. The 2018 conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 27-29 June 2018. The theme will be 'Global inequalities'. We encourage all delegates to settle their fees ahead of the conference to avoid long queues and delays on arrival.
Publishing session podcast
This year we'll again be holding a session on how to get published and advice around publishing. You can hear some of the 2017 session here.
DSA Job opportunity
DSA Communications Officer
Closing date: July 4 2018
The DSA is looking to employ a Communications Officer to lead and execute a more involved communications strategy than the DSA has had in place in recent years. This is an exciting development so please disseminate this opportunity widely. Read full information here.
DSA Council Nominations
The DSA will hold elections for members of Council during the AGM at DSA2018 in Manchester, in June. We need members to stand for seven vacant positions, including Secretary. Please consider helping the association and the discipline by putting yourself forward or encouraging others to do so. You can download the necessary forms here.
People's Vote - Brexit rally
London, 23 June
Colleagues concerned about the implications of Brexit are planning a 'friends of international development' presence at this rally. They are gathering at a café called Inn the Park, in St James' Park, at 11.30, planning to depart for the start of the march at 11.45. They would welcome others to join them.
REF2021 panel membership appointments announced
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
DSA Dissertation prize winners 2018
Congratulations to Bushra Rehman and Henrique Lopes Valenca for jointly winning the DSA dissertation prize award this year. They have been invited to present their dissertation findings at the DSA2018 conference where there will also be an award ceremony for them. You can read what the judges said of their work and find links to read their dissertations on the DSA dissertation prize webpage.
NEW & Upcoming DSA Workshops with Institutional Members 2018/19
The first workshop of the series was held on 10 April 2018 at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich.
The focus was Meeting the challenges of interdisciplinary research for global development: strengthening sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Look out for further notices about the forthcoming Workshops later in the year.
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
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Women and Development Study Group
'Bringing our feminist values to development research, policy and practice': Celebrating 25 years of Gender and Development
11 May 2018
Sponsors: Gender & Development Journal, DSA Women and Development Study Group, Oxfam
Hosted by Northumbria University's Centre for International Development
Read the full report here.
DSA Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study Group
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.
DSA Gender, Policy & Practice Study Group
The SG are planning a workshop around the critical issues of racism and gender inequality that characterise many aid relationships, and the current aid crisis, you can read more on the SG webpage.
ODID has appointed Dr Simukai Chigudu as Associate Professor of African Politics. Dr Chigudu will take up the post formerly held by Raufu Mustapha, who sadly passed away in August 2017. Find out more.
Emeritus Professor Frances Stewart delivered the annual Oxford Development Studies Lecture on ‘Advancing Human Development’, drawing on her new book with Gustav Ranis and Emma Samman, published by OUP. Listen to the podcast.
ODID researchers are conducting a large-scale survey that seeks to reveal the most important sources of religious influence over Muslim university students in the UK and US, and where they turn to for religious guidance. Find out more.
The Food and Agriculture Organization launched a pilot version of a new index designed to measure women’s empowerment, agency and inclusion in the agriculture sector. The index was developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID, along with 13 partner projects. Find out more.
Professor Xiaolan Fu has been invited to join the Board of the UNU-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Read more.
Dr Nicola Banks supports Dutch government to help NGOs work more politically and effectively: Dr Banks shaping research that will help the Dutch government reorient their funding of NGOs in a way that helps them to think and act more politically.
Why a developing country is supporting one of the world’s richest football teams: Hallsworth Fellow Dr Pritish Behuria explains the investment strategy.
Professor Bina Agarwal has been awarded the life time title of IEA Fellow by the International Economic Association. The title “recognizes excellence in research publications and in research-driven contributions to popular writing, economics curriculum building and policy work.”.
Alessandra Mezzadri participated in a BBC World Service Event entitled 'Material World: Making the Modern Factory'.
Feyzi Ismail gave an interview about the SOAS Academic Summer School course 'NGOs and Social Movements: The Politics of Protest and Change’:
Guy Standing commented in the Washington Post on the New Economy Forum set up by Michael Bloomberg.
Guy Standing participated in the launch of the Progressive Economy Forum on 16 May. The Forum council is coordinated and managed by Professor John Weekes.
Guy Standing also spoke in May on basic income at a seminar on social security development in Hong Kong and on the precariat at an Asia-Pacific conference for senior national security officers in Singapore.
Paolo Novak was invited to the Fifth Critical European Studies/CPERN Workshop titled ‘Reconfiguring global Europe: resistance, resilience, and organisation’ that took place at the CEU, Budapest, on 11-12 May 2018. The session "Geopolitical challenges and contested politics of migration and refugee crisis” was framed around his article Back to Borders, which was used as a core text for discussion.
Paolo Novak will present a paper titled "A spatial ethnography of dispersal" at the 7th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference to be held in Bergamo, 6 to 9 June. The paper is based on his ongoing research on Asylum seekers' reception in Italy.
Paolo Novak will deliver a lecture on Refugee Law, at the European Law Student Association's Summer School, taking place at Kent University, Canterbury, in June.
Professor Mary Kaldor honoured at the ISA conference
Professor Mary Kaldor received a Distinguished Scholar Award in the Peace Studies Section at the International Studies Association (ISA) Awards ceremony earlier this year. ISA offers several awards given to recognise outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of international studies. They recognise outstanding papers, books, achievement, and service awards by ISA members. View Professor Kaldor’s profile here
Professor Naila Kabeer in top 100 most influential people working for gender equality
Professor Naila Kabeer has been named among the top 100 most influential men and women working for gender equality by Apolitical. Professor Kabeer was named alongside Malala Yousafza, Amina Mohanned, and Sadiq Khan. The list drew on nominations from gender equality experts and leading organisations in the field. View Professor Kabeer’s profile here
LSE - Stanford - Universidad de los Andes 2nd annual conference
On May 16 and 17 2018, The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) hosted the second annual LSE-Stanford-Universidad de los Andes conference on long-run development, with support from the LSE Annual Fund, International Growth Centre (IGC) and STICERD. Following the inaugural conference in Stanford in May 2017, this year the multi-disciplinary event came to London to probe the institutional, political, and economic drivers of long-run development. The majority of papers focused on Latin America, but with important comparative research from Africa and Asia. Participants came from Stanford, Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, Uniandes, Chicago, CIDE and NYU, among others. Click here to find out more about the conference
New research project on deprivation and suffering in the West Bank funded by the Emirates Foundation
A new research project funded by the Emirates Foundation will launch on the 1st of September. International Development's Dr Tiziana Leone, will be Principle Investigator on the project that will receive £128K over the period of two years. The project entitled Re-conceptualizing health in wars and conflicts: a new focus on deprivation and suffering in the West Bank will aim to understand how people give meaning to, make sense of, and cope with various forms of deprivation and the traumas and impacts of conflict and military occupation.
Update from Professor Kenneth Shadlen...
In April Professor Shadlen, Head of Department for International Development, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA) in San Francisco: Patents, Trade, and Medicines: Past, Present, and Future and The Political Economy of Science and Technology in Contemporary Latin America. Later that month, he also participated at a round table on access to medicines in Latin America at Harvard. In May Professor Shadlen gave a lecture based on his book, Coalitions and Compliance, at Insper, in Sao Paulo. He spoke for 40 minutes, presenting the main arguments of the book, and placing the Brazilian experience in comparative context. You can find out more about Professor Shadlen's book here.
Kerry Bobbins, a doctoral student at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU), has been awarded a Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Dudley Stamp Memorial Award. Kerry’s doctoral research was selected by the trustees of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award for its contribution to Geography and international co-operation. She is one of eleven doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at UK Higher Education institutions selected for this award each year.
Renowned international development journal, the IDS Bulletin, is preparing a special issue looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call for papers is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the world. We are particularly interested a focus in difficult, challenging contexts.
Grace Lyn Higdon, Peter O'Flynn
IDD PhD student Philipp Lottholz has been awarded the Christiane Rajewsky Prize for young scholars by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies for his PhD thesis on ‘post-liberal statebuilding in Central Asia’ See here for more information.
'From Evidence to Action: the role of universities in delivering the UN Global Goals'
Charlotte Watts from DfID gave a lecture at University of Sheffield. The slides and audio are available to listen again here
University of Bradford
Bradford PSID student praised for work in Uganda
Rehmah Kasule, originally from Uganda, was awarded the honour of becoming a Peace Laureate by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) along with US$25,000 in the category of women’s contribution to Peace, Security and Development. The annual awards took place in Tunisia on April 4th this year and were awarded by IsDB President, H.E. Dr. Bandar Hamza Hajjar and Prime Minister of Tunisia.
Rehmah, is a full-time PG student on the MA Peace Conflict and Development Studies course, received the Award in recognition of her work as a Peace-Builder under the Rising Stars Mentoring Program. Rehmah has worked in post-conflict regions of northern and western Uganda since 2014 and her Youth4Peace-Uganda project promoted peace education and inter-religious dialogues in schools.
Rehmah who has founded the Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA International) in Uganda will use the prize to produce peace edutainment messages and strengthen inter-religious dialogue in schools.
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
London International Development Centre unveils new brand
London International Development Centre (LIDC), a consortium of seven University of London institutions shaping the future of international development, unveiled a new logo, website and visual identity on Wednesday 30th May 2018. The new brand identity better reflects LIDC’s commitment to foster collaboration and innovation among its membership. As well as a bold new logo, a new website – www.lidc.ac.uk – launches today. The website offers a range of tools and resources for its growing network of members. This includes a calendar of topical events and networking opportunities and the latest global development news and opinions. To learn more about the rebrand, here is a blog from LIDC Centre Director, Professor Claire Heffernan.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Conference: Young Lives, child poverty and lessons for the SDGs
27 June 2018, 9:00am-5:30pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Details and how to register on the website.
University of South Wales
Call for papers: Social sciences postgraduate research conference
‘Global Governance and Expertise in Policy-making’
University of South Wales
Deadline for abstracts: 27 June 2018
See the full call here.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Call for papers: What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children?
Social policies and programmes for children living in extreme deprivation:
10-12 September 2018, Kampala, Uganda
Call for papers on practical actions, programmes and social policy interventions that have made a tangible difference for Africa’s poorest children are invited for a conference in Uganda in September. More information.
Annual Conference - 'Global Inequalities'
27-29 June 2018, University of Manchester, UK
Visit the website for all the details.
University of Bradford
Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford is for people who want to change the world. Our students are surprisingly diverse but what unites them is their vision of a fairer, kinder society and a commitment to learning both intellectual and practical skills to take into their future professional lives. The Peace Studies values are simple: intellectual curiosity, dialogue, and a belief that violent conflict, hatred and destructive inequalities are not inevitable. We need the dreamers, the questioners, and the community builders more than ever. Come and join us!
OUR MASTERS DEGREES
MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
MSc in Economics and Finance for Development
MA in International Development Management
MA in International Relations and Security Studies
MA in Peace, Conflict and Development
MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice
MSc Project Planning and Management
MSc Sustainable Development
If you are interesting in pursuing doctoral research in the area of peace studies and international development, please get in contact with us directly.
Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
The MSc Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty is a transdisciplinary course addressing current issues related to food systems, management of natural resources, climate change, and building just and resilient societies. It is a unique approach to finding sustainable solutions where conventional approaches are failing, in that it goes beyond the issue of access to natural resources, food and water, and addresses their governance locally, nationally and at a global scale.
This course is designed for students from a wide range of disciplines that include physical and natural sciences, geography, social sciences and humanities, economics, and political sciences. It is designed and delivered at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) which is the largest centre in the world doing transdisciplinary research in these areas.
University of East London (UEL)
The PG Cert in NGO and Development Management via Distance Learning at UEL offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalized world and to learn practical skills to work in development. This course not only addresses the theories of development but also explores how development works at the grassroots. The distance learning delivery enables flexible learning so you can fit your study around work or other commitments.
Details of requirements and application procedures can be found here.
For more information please contact K.E.Wright(at)uel.ac.uk
London School of Economics (LSE)
Applications open for senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response
Monday 18 - Friday 22 June 2018
Venue: LSE Campus and ODI Offices, Central London
The Senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response is an intensive course for humanitarian professionals taught by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The course provides an opportunity for mid-career and senior professionals to learn and reflect on critical issues in preparing for, responding to and transitioning out of humanitarian crises. The course is designed to foster peer-to-peer learning, and will feature lectures by distinguished academics and practitioners, with an opportunity for small group discussions and exercises. You can find out more here.
University of Chester
For more information on our undergraduate programme, please see our website.
Apply to one of IDS’ postgraduate degrees in international development. The University of Sussex is currently ranked first in the
world for development studies. The QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS. Our courses are:
• International Development PhD by Research
• MA Development Studies
• MA Food and Development
• MA Gender and Development
• MA Globalisation, Business and Development
• MA Governance, Development and Public Policy
• MA Participation, Power and Social Change
• MA Poverty and Development
• MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
More information on the IDS website.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia
UEA International Development Centre Professional Training
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. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security.
To find out more about this year’s short courses, please explore our webpage, where you can find further details in addition to our online application form. We also run other short courses. Sign up to our mailing list here. We are here to help you find a learning experience that meets your needs – Get in touch to discuss how we can help with you or your organisation’s professional development. Email: devco.train(at)uea.ac.uk
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Msc/PGDip/PGCert
Our Global Health will help you understand the complex determinants of health and ill-health in a globalised world and their potential solutions in order to help you contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of health equity and social justice worldwide. 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 visit the website.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
BSMS Global Health Scholarship 2018
BSMS offers a number of scholarships for students admitted to the full-time Masters degree in Global Health at the Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research.
BSMS Global Health scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and/or professional merit and financial need. The scholarship provides one £5,000 award or two £2,500 awards towards tuition fees. UK, EU and International (Non UK/EU) students are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 10am on 29 June 2018 (UK time).
For more information please visit our webpage.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
GDI’s lecture series and seminars are open to all. Forthcoming events focus on water resources and inequality.
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
2018 DGWG Symposium
'Justice and the Digital'
Oxford Department for International Development (ODID)
Barbara Harrell-Bond: A life not ordinary | Refugee Week film screening
20 June 2018, 5:00pm
Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Details on the website.
IDS, University of Sussex
Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and founding director of UNAids, will deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018 on ‘Can we end the aids epidemic? The need for a development approach’.
Tuesday 17 July at 17:00
Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex
The HSR2018 team are delighted to announce that online registration for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018), which will take place in Liverpool, UK from 8 to 12 October 2018, is now open.
Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change
Monday 18 June 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018 10:00-17:00
Institute of Development Studies
Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence
Monday 25 June 2018 - Thursday 28 June 2018 9:00-17:30
Institute of Development Studies
Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes
Monday 16 July 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018 09:00-17:00
Institute of Development Studies
Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research
Monday 10 September 2018 - Friday 14 September 2018
University of Bath
Research Associate (Fellowship in International Development) (Fixed Term)
Social and Policy Sciences
Deadline for applications: 13 July 2018
DSA Job opportunity
DSA Communications Officer
Closing date: July 4 2018
The DSA is looking to employ a Communications Officer to lead and execute a more involved communications strategy than the DSA has had in place in recent years. This is an exciting development so please disseminate this advert widely. Read the full advert here
None at present.
DSA members' Questionnaire
CA and HD survey
We (Tadashi Hirai, Flavio Comim and Richard Jolly) are examining some key aspects related to the use of the Capability Approach in the 'real world' and its links with the Human Development as promoted by UNDP. We would be extremely grateful if you could answer the short set of
questions in this survey (unless you already submitted it during/after the HDCA conference in 2016). It should take only a couple of minutes. Any queries please email hirai.tadashi(at)gmail.com.
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)
Evan Easton-Calabria and Naohiko Omata (2018) 'Panacea for the refugee crisis? Rethinking the promotion of ‘self-reliance’ for refugees' in Third World Quarterly
Xiaolan Fu (2018) ‘Trade in Intangibles and a Global Value Chain-based Framework of International Trade’, TMCD Working Paper No. 078
Xiaolan Fu, Zhongjuan Sun and Pervez N Ghauri (2018) 'Reverse knowledge acquisition in emerging market MNEs: The experiences of Huawei and ZTE', Journal of Business Research
Nguyen Thang and Nguyen Thi Thu Hang (2018) Leaving no one behind in a growing Vietnam: The story from Young Lives.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Exploring the
transmission channels Kamil Makiela and Bazoumana Ouattara. New research suggests that factors other than foreign direct investment may have contributed to the increase in productivity witnessed in developing countries in recent decades.
Transnational migration and the gendered right to the city in Buenos Aires. Tanja Bastia. In Buenos Aires’ informal settlements women and men who participate in grassroots and migrant organisations do so on the basis of similar analyses of the problems they face in their everyday lives but while men generally embrace politics, women prefer highlighting the service provision aspects of their work.
Climate change and declining levels of green structures: Life in informal settlements of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Manoj Roy, Riziki Shemdoe, David Hulme, Nicholaus Mwageni, Alex Gough
IDS, University of Sussex
Edited by Erica Nelson, Gerald Bloom and Alex Shankland
IDS Bulletin 49.2 (2018)
Pauline Oosterhoff, Danny Burns and Bishnu Prasad
IDS Modern Slavery Briefing
Dolf te Lintelo
IDS Policy Briefing 152
Dolf te Lintelo, Rajith Lakshman and Emma Soye
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Women and grassroots mobilisation in Ghanaian rural mining communities'
By Emmanuel Osuteye in 'Gender as an agent for change in corporate sustainability'
By Carlotta Fontana Valenti
By Michael Walls
By Leong, Matilda; Vo, Son Nam; Kim, Hayeon; Korsi Simpson, Paul; Korsi Simpson, Peter and Allen, Adriana (Cockle Bay Group from the ESD MSc practice module)
Department of Development Studies and the Department of Economics, SOAS
Sahin, Bilge and Kula, Sidonia Lucia (2018) 'What Women Want before Justice: Examining Justice Initiatives to Challenge Violence against Women in the DRC.' International Journal of Transitional Justice. (Forthcoming)
Ismail, Feyzi (2018) 'Extended Book Review: No is where it starts.' Capital and Class. Vol 42, Issue 1, pp. 165 - 170
Ismail, Feyzi and Kamat, Sangeeta (2018) 'NGOs, Social Movements and the Neoliberal State: Incorporation, Reinvention.' Critique' Critical Sociology.
IDD, University of Birmingham
Dodsworth, S. and N. Cheeseman. 2018. Ten Challenges in Democracy Support - and How to Overcome Them, Global Policy.
Nunan, F. (2018) ‘Conservation and people’, in Binns, T., Lynch, K. and Nel, E. (eds.) Handbook of African Development, London: Routledge.
Nunan, F. (2018) Navigating multi-level natural resource governance: an analytical guide, Natural Resources Forum, online first.
Nunan, F., M. Menton, C. McDermott and K. Schreckenberg. 2018. ‘Governing for ecosystem health and human wellbeing’, in Schreckenberg, K., G. Mace and M. Poudyal (eds) Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation: trade-offs and governance. London: Routledge.
Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development
in the Global South
Edited by Richard Duncombe, Global Development Institute, UK
March 2018 / Hardback / 192 Pages / 9781786393364
This book includes views from diverse academic disciplines as well as practitioners with experience of implementing mobile applications and agriculture information systems in differing country contexts. Case studies from a range of developing countries are covered, with information from across the public and private sector. Also includes guidelines for successful implementation of digital technologies.
View the contents page on the CABI Bookshop and enter the code CCRD20 for 25% discount on the title until 30th June 2018.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Call for papers: Vivir Bien/ Buen Vivir and post-neoliberal development paths in Latin America: Scope, strategies and the realities of implementation
(Issue Editors: Kepa Artaraz; Melania Calestani; Mei L. Trueba). For more information please contact Mei Trueba (m.trueba(at)bsms.ac.uk ) or visit the LAP website.
European Journal of Development Research
European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI)
Early Career Researchers initiative
This aims at helping eligible researchers in their first approaches to academic publication
Call, recently renewed, for studies/papers in Impact Evaluation.
Oxford University Press
Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice
Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman
Turbulence and Order in Economic Development
Institutions and Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam
Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa
Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries
Edited by Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku,
and Aida Cuthbert Isinika
Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Edited by Andrew Berg and Rafael Portillo
The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics
Volume 1: Context and Concepts
Edited by Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin
The World Economy through the Lens of the United Nations
Edited by José Antonio Ocampo, Anis Chowdhury, and Diana Alarcón
Governing Extractive Industries
Politics, Histories, Ideas
Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn.
We are pleased to announce that Practical Action Publishing have now partnered with INTRAC whose vision is that people are able to come together and to organise in forms that are effective, sustainable, and legitimate in their own societies. INTRAC Publications seek to disseminate findings obtained through its integrated training, research and consultancy programme. Practical Action Publishing are now the exclusive European and North American co-publisher and distributor of INTRAC Publications. Browse INTRAC publications
Latest journal issues
Waterlines Vol 37 Iss 2
Editorial: Reflecting, listening, and doing better
Richard C. Carter
Transgender-inclusive sanitation: insights from South Asia
Paul Boyce, Sarah Brown, Sue Cavill, Sonalee Chaukekar, Beatrice Chisenga, Mamata Dash, Rohit K Dasgupta, Noemie De La Brosse, Pawan Dhall, Julie Fisher, Marli Gutierrez-Patterson, Oinam Hemabati, Andrés Hueso, Salma Khan, Santa Khurai, Archana Patkar, Priya Nath, Marielle Snel, and Kopila Thapa
Enterprise Development & Microfinance Vol 29 Iss 1
Guest editorial: Reaching the poorest with finance and enterprise support
Smita Premchander and Malcolm Harper
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Routledge & DSA affiliate program
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Meanwhile, several exciting new publications for you to check out this month- click on the links to find out more:
Agricultural Adaptation To Climate Change In Africa
Food Security In A Changing Environment
Edited by Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies.
International Humanitarian Ngos And State Relations
Politics, Principles And Identity
By Andrew J. Cunningham
"a long-awaited and most timely discussion of how humanitarian actors can better relate to the government in crisis areas.” - Dorothea Hilhorst, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
“Essential reading for leaders, researchers, and aid workers." - Unni Karunakara, Yale School of Public Health, and US and International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (2010-2013)
“crucial reading for researchers and practitioners to understand what could be done to build more constructive partnerships better able to assist and protect people in times of crisis." - Paul Harvey, Partner, Humanitarian Outcomes, UK
“a valuable contribution to the sector at a pivotal time in history." - Abby Maxman, CEO and President, Oxfam America, USA
The Gates Foundation's Rise To Power
Private Authority In Global Politics
By Adam Moe Fejerskov
"This is by far the best and most balanced account of the Gates Foundation and its role in the world. A must-read for anyone with an interest in politics, economics, non-profit studies and international relations." — Michael Edwards, Editor of Transformation
“Clearly written and carefully researched, this highly original account deserves to be read by everyone with an interest in finding out more about this important and controversial new player in global development." — David Lewis, LSE, UK
"[Fejerskov] is an essential commentator on philanthrocapitalism, the changing international development landscape, and the sociology of institutions." — Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge, UK
Ecosystem Services And Poverty Alleviation
Trade-Offs And Governance (Open Access!)
Edited by Kate Schreckenberg, Georgina Mace, Mahesh Poudyal
This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current thinking on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. In part it showcases the key findings of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, which has funded over 120 research projects in more than 50 countries since 2010. The book will be a rich and important reference source for advanced students, researchers and policy-makers in ecology, environmental studies, ecological economics and sustainable development.
Between Humanitarianism And Evangelism In Faith-Based
Organisations: A Case From The African Migration Route
By May Ngo
"This rich ethnography of a Christian faith-based organisation
working with irregular migrants in Morocco provides new insights
into the ways in which such organisations both move through and simultaneously shape transnational, religious, and humanitarian spaces." Stephen Meyers, Uni Washington, USA
"a wonderfully detailed and nuanced book which, in the best tradition of ethnography, casts new light on the world of faith-based organisations." Philip Fountain, Victoria University of Wellington,