DSA Members' Publications
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Words into Action guidelines: Implementation guide for land use and urban planning
By Shipra Narang Suri; Cassidy Johnson; Barbara Lipietz and Sarah Brennan.
“Breaking Cycles of Risk Accumulation in African Cities”
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) 2020
With contributions from Urban ARK and KNOW researchers
The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience
Michael A. Burayidi, Adriana Allen, John Twigg, Christine Wamsler
People and Planning at Fifty: What to commemorate? ‘Other’ international milestones of democratising city-making
Published in Planning Theory & Practice, 20(5), pp. 751-755
By Alexandre Apsan Frediani and Camila Cociña
De-Colonising Planning Education? Exploring the Geographies of Urban Planning Education Networks
Published in Urban Planning, 4(4), pp. 139-151
By Julia Wesely & Adriana Allen
In the Media
Prof Julio Davila interviewed for BBC Two programme –
Chris Packham: 7.7 Billion People and Counting
Thinking Cities: Debating Just Development in the Global South
Episode 4: Climate change adaptation
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Research by Prof Kunal Sen of The University of Manchester has been awarded Economic Modelling’s top paper of the year for 2019. Read our blog for more details including a link to the paper.
Last month Prof David Hulme (CEO of the FutureDAMS project) recorded an in conversation podcast with Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at UCL, to discuss dams, environment challenges and the new GEO6 (the UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook).
Dr Niki Banks also recorded a podcast with special guests Jelmer Kamstra, a senior researcher within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands and Zoe Abrahamson the senior finance officer fat bond, to discuss the political role of NGOs and how donor funding supports this.
Professor Diana Mitlin has produced a timely blog which highlights ten important lessons regarding participatory planning, which she learnt during her time in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Kabeer, Naila (2020) Misbehaving’ RCTs: the confounding problem of human agency. World Development, 127. ISSN 0305-750X Item availability may be restricted.
Pendle, Naomi (2020) Politics, prophets and armed mobilizations: competition and continuity over registers of authority in South Sudan’s conflicts. Journal of Eastern African Studies. ISSN 1753-1055
Shadlen, Kenneth C., Sampat, Bhaven N. and Kapczynski, Amy (2020) Patents, trade, and medicines: past, present, and future. Review of International Political Economy, 27 (1). 75 - 97. ISSN 0969-2290 Item availability may be restricted.
Torre, Costanza, Mylan, Sophie, Allen, Tim and Parker, Melissa (2019) Is promoting war trauma such a good idea? Anthropology Today, 35 (6). 3 - 6. ISSN 1467-8322
Coast, Ernestina, Chiudzu, G, Fetters, T and Tembo, L (2019)Adolescent contraception and abortion-related care: a three country comparison and Malawi case study. In: Malawi College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference, 2019-11-07 - 2019-11-08, College of Medicine.
LSE – Conflict Research Programme (LSE-CRP)
A Theory of Change for Violent Political Marketplaces by Alex de Waal, Aditya Sarkar, Sarah Detzner, and Ben Spatz
Sweida: Conflict Dynamics and the Role of Civil Society by Taim Zaidan, also available to read in Arabic.
Relations between Somali Regional State and Somaliland, 2010 – 2019 by Mustafe Mohamed Abdi and Tobias Hagmann.
Jigjiga’s autocratic modernity by Tobias Hagmann
Iran in Iraq: Soft Power after Soleimani by Jessica Watkins
Book Review: State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns by Haian Dukhan by Shelly Kittleson
Civic Stories from Conflict Zones: examples from the DR Congo, Somalia and Syria. The event took place on Monday 10 February.
ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Blog in the EADI/ISS blog series BlISS
Two faces of the automation revolution: impacts on working conditions of migrant labourers in the Dutch agri-food sector by Tyler Williams, Oane Visser, Karin Astrid Siegmann and Petar Ivosevic. Read this blog or register for future blogs.
United Nations University UNU-WIDER
Journal Special Issue – Horizontal inequality in the Global South
Social Indicators Research
Practical Action Publishing
Now available in French!
The go-to manual for engineers designing faecal sludge treatment - by a world authority has now been translated into French.
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Publishing in March!
Take a look at our upcoming books, including a translated novel by an award-winning Brazilian author, a book exploring the research, monitoring and evaluation of C4D, and an edited collection on how to support Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Find out more
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Oxford University Press (OUP)
International Economics is the study of economic interactions between countries, which covers issues in this age of globalization and financial integration. Explore the latest titles and free online content in the field of International Economics, providing scholarly insight to the current global debates HERE.
New from Oxford
Changing Trends in China's Inequality
By Terry Sicular, Shi Li, Ximing Yue, and Hiroshi Sato
Changing Trends in China's Inequality provides an independent, comprehensive, and empirically grounded study of the evolution of incomes and inequality in China over time. Edited by leading experts on the Chinese economy, the volume analyzes this evolution in China as a whole as well as in the urban and rural sectors, with close attention to measurement issues and to shifts in the economy, institutions, and public policy.
New In Paperback
Political Economy of Hunger- Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being
Edited by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
"Review from previous edition What makes the work of Drèze and Sen so worthy of respect is that it is not reliant on theory or on indignation but firmly based on detailed research and analysis of all aspects of the problem." - William St Clair, Financial Times.
Political Economy of Hunger- Volume 2: Famine Prevention
Edited by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
“Drèze and Sen's collection is a massive achievement and will doubtless become an obligatory reference for every student on the subject. Certain essays, notably those by Jean Drèze himself, should also become obligatory reading for all practitioners in the field." - Development and Change, Vol. 24 (1993).
Political Economy of Hunger- Volume 3: Endemic Hunger
Edited by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
"The volumes will become a standard reference for research in the field of hunger, famines and poverty and some of the papers are appropriate for reading lists in under- and post-graduate courses.” - Athar Hussain, London School of Economics, The Economic Journal, Dec '91.
The Populist Temptation
By Barry Eichengreen
"Barry Eichengreen has written a characteristically lucid book on the contemporary threat of populism." - Financial Times.
Routledge & DSA affiliate program
Interested in publishing a book with Routledge? Contact our Development Studies editor Helena Hurd at Helena.Hurd(at)tandf.co.uk
Meanwhile, several exciting new publications hot off the press to share with you this month:
"In this innovative and grounded study, Joël Glasman reveals how it came to be that the smallest unit of our shared humanity—its least common denominator—is neither you nor me, but the calorie, the litre of water, the metrics of our need in our moments of deepest distress. This fascinating work deserves wide readership and demands deep reflection." – Gregory Mann, author of From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: the Road to Nongovernmentality (2015)
REFUGEE DIGNITY IN PROTRACTED EXILE: RIGHTS, CAPABILITIES AND LEGAL EMPOWERMENT
BY ANNA LISE PURKEY
"Perhaps the greatest failing of the modern refugee regime is that roughly half of the world’s refugees languish in protracted refugee situations, with no solution in sight. Anna Purkey’s important book tackles this failing head-on, rightly insisting that the answer is not continued charity but rather participatory empowerment. Her novel contribution is that international law has a critical role to play in enabling this transition — imposing not just ethical responsibility, but rather real accountability on both states and international agencies to release refugees from the purgatory of ongoing indeterminacy." – James C. Hathaway, Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School
SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS DYNAMICS IN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
BY OLIVIA J. WILKINSON
"Grounded in rigorous analysis of the Typhoon Haiyan response and trends in current literature from the sociology of religion, disaster studies, and humanitarianism, Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response powerfully articulates the need for greater religious literacy to inform humanitarianism that is respectful of locality, diversity, and shared humanity." – Alastair Ager, Director of the Institute of Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Department of International Development
A THEOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BY THIA COOPER
Religion and development have been intertwined since development's beginnings, yet faith-based aid and development agencies consistently fail to consider how their theology and practice intersect. This book offers a Christian theology of development, with practical solutions to bridge the gap and return to truly faith-based policies and practices. In applying theological thinking to development, the author argues that aid agencies need to address the entrenchment of unequal power relations, and embrace a holistic notion of development, defined by the needs of those most marginalized, instead of by a focus on economic growth.
"Adventures in the Aid Trade is at once memoir, "how-to" manual, reflexive critique, and globe-trotting picaresque narrative. Full of insight, humour, and heart, Richard Holloway has produced an essential text for students, scholars, and practitioners of development alike. It is also a great read." – Larry Swatuk, Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo, Canada.
Development and Change
Developing World Free Access
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Forum 2019 Issue
The Forum issue is an annual resource for the student, teacher and practitioner of development.
With a different guest editor each year, The Forum has a different character to the regular issues of Development and Change. In a number of self-contained sections, it provides an annual review of the state of the art of certain aspects of development studies. You can find out more information on the Forum Issues here.
Disasters is a major, peer-reviewed quarterly journal reporting on all aspects of disaster studies, policy and management. It provides a forum for academics, policymakers and practitioners to publish high-quality research and practice concerning natural catastrophes, anthropogenic disasters, complex political emergencies and protracted crises around the world. The journal promotes the interchange of ideas and experience, maintaining a balance between field reports, case study articles of general interest and academic papers.
Disasters offers two collection of papers on these topics: Resilience from the Ground Up and Urban Humanitarian and Inclusive Development (including papers from Development Policy Review). All articles in these collections are free to read and download.
African Development Review
African Development Review is a professional journal devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa. Published four times a year for the African Development Bank, the Review emphasizes policy relevance of research findings, rather than purely theoretical and quantitative issues.
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