DSA Members' Publications
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Refugees Hosting Other Refugees: Endurance and Maintenance of Care in Ouzaii (Lebanon)
By Camillo Boano with Batoul Yassine and Howayda Al-Harithy
Understanding and researching urban extreme poverty: a conceptual-methodological approach
By Yap, C. & McFarlane, C
Principles of Engagement for the City Learning Platform
By SLURC, Comic Relief & KNOW Investigators Practitioner Brief #1, Nov 2019
How Research Creates More Inclusive Spaces: Bar Elias, Lebanon
By Hanna Baumann and co-authored by Joana Dabaj
Thinking Cities: Debating Just Development in the Global South
Episode 1: Mobility
Thinking Cities: Debating Just Development in the Global South
Episode 2: Diversity
Global Development Institute (GDI)
New Working Paper
Katsushi Imai and Hannah Holmes (Manchester Metropolitan University), have released the latest edition to the GDI’s Working Paper Series. Their research explores to what extent Fair Trade improves the well being of small scale producers. Read their research.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ashwin, Sarah, Kabeer, Naila and Schüßler, Elke (2019) The global garment industry after Rana Plaza: contested understandings. Development and Change. ISSN 0012-155X (In Press) Item availability may be restricted.
Kostovicova, Denisa, Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Henry, Marsha (2019) Drawing on the continuum: a war and post-war political economy of gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. International Feminist Journal of Politics. ISSN 1461-6742 (In Press) Item availability may be restricted.
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.
Brockington, Dan, Coast, Ernestina, Mdee, A, Howland, O and Randall, Sara (2019) Assets and domestic units: methodological challenges for longitudinal studies of poverty dynamics. Journal of Peasant Studies. ISSN 0306-6150
Lebdioui, Amir (2019) Chile's export diversification since 1960: A free market miracle or mirage? Development and Change.
Meagher, Kate (2019) Working in chains: African informal workers and global value chains. Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, 8 (1-2). pp. 64-92.
Shadlen, Kenneth C., Sampat, Bhaven N. and Kapczynski, Amy (2019) Patents, trade, and medicines: past, present, and future. Review of International Political Economy
Gjonça, Arjan and Thornton, Arland (2019) The spread of ideas related to the developmental idealism model in Albania. Sociology of Development, 5 (3). pp. 265-285.
Naritomi, Joana (2019) Consumers as tax auditors. American Economic Review.
Kirk, Tom (2019) Kenya’s Identity Ecosystem. Caribou Digital.
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
Mark DuBois, Senior Fellow, wrote about 'The other side of trust' for the ICRC's Humanitarian Law and Policy blog.
Istratii, Romina and Lewis, Alex (2019) Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices in Higher Education Institutions: Conversation Event Report. In: Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices in Higher Education Institutions, 18 September 2019, SOAS University of London: Research and Enterprise Directorate.
This report summarises a recent conversation event that was held at OAS University of London to discuss research practices in higher education institutions from a decolonial point of view. The event emerged from concerns about the changing funding landscape in recent years, and the role of research offices in research development practices, especially in relation to emerging schemes that fund research related to UK Official Development Assistance (ODA). It aimed to bridge on-going efforts to diversify university curricula and decolonise knowledge production in British and other western universities with research development structures and norms as propagated by research offices and researchers, which had previously received little attention.
Istratii, Romina (2019) 'Epistemological reflexivity and labyrinthine ethnography: insights from a gender-sensitive study of conjugal abuse in a religious society' Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford-online. Vol XI, No. 1. pp. 25-52.
IDS, University of Sussex
IDD, University of Birmingham
Cheeseman, N. with G. Lynch and J. Willis (2019) From peace campaigns to peaceocracy: Elections, order and authority in Africa, African Affairs, 118(473), 603-627.
Nunan, F. (ed.) (2020) Governing Renewable Natural Resources: theories and frameworks, Abingdon: Routledge.
International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam
BlISS blog on Reporting or Turning a Blind Eye? Police Integrity in Uganda
A series of recent publications by Dr Natascha Wagner and Professor Wil Hout, with ISS alumna Dr Rose Namara, show that officers who participated in an accountability project were influenced positively in their attitudes towards desirable and undesirable police behaviour.
Read the BlISS blog
Read the infographic about the research
Featured Research: Linking Social Protection Programmes in Ethiopia
In sub-Saharan Africa, social protection schemes are frequently implemented in silos. However, such schemes may actually be mutually reinforcing and produce synergies. The research was carried out by Dr Zemzem Shigute and Professor Arjun Bedi from ISS, in collaboration with Dr Christoph Strupat and Dr Francesco Burchi from the German Development Institute and Dr Getnet Alemu from Addis Ababa
University and examined the joint effects of two social protection programmes in Ethiopia.
Watch the research findings in an animation.
Boydell & Bower
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Oxford University Press (OUP)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. As we mark the end of Human Rights Month, let's take a moment to reflect on the challenges still faced by people in exercising their rights and freedom. Explore our collection of titles and free chapters on gender equality, social justice, migration rights, and development.
Mining for Change
Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
Edited by John Page and Finn Tarp
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa. An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. Download the book here.
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
Edited by John Rand and Finn Tarp
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on micro, small, and medium enterprise (SME) development in a coherent framework to help persuade national and international policymakers of the need to take the international call for a data revolution seriously. An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. Download the book here.
Land, Investment, and Migration
Thirty-five Years of Village Life in Mali
By Camilla Toulmin
How do people survive and thrive in the uncertain and risk-prone Sahel? Land, Investment, and Migration seeks to answer this question through a long-term study of the people of Dlonguébougou in Central Mali. It uses a combination of infographics, satellite images, interviews, and survey data to present the strategies and fortunes of individuals and their families in this region over 35 years.
Routledge & DSA affiliate program
Interested in publishing a book with Routledge? Contact our Development Studies editor Elizabeth Cox at elizabeth.cox(at)tandf.co.uk
Meanwhile, several exciting new publications hot off the press to share with you this month:
"Lennox’s ground-breaking study of transnational norm entrepreneurship by marginalized groups offers an instructive contrast to State-centred understandings of norm development and acceptance.” – Patrick Thornberry, Keele University, UK
INNOVATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
JUSSI S. JAUHIAINEN AND LAURI HOOLI
This book uncovers the many ways in which innovations and innovation system development policies have become crucial to development policy formation across Africa. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book includes a range of discussion questions and further reading suggestions to suit a range of readers, from students right through to policy makers and practitioners.
CORRUPTION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: RESTORING PUBLIC TRUST, INTEGRITY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY
EDITED BY MELCHIOR POWELL, DINA WAFA, TIM A. MAU
This book provides an important survey of the causes and current state of corruption across a range of nations and regions. Delving into the diverse ways in which corruption is being combatted, the book explores and describes efforts to inculcate principles of ethical conduct in citizens, private sector actors and public sector personnel and institutions.
COMMUNITY WELFARE ORGANISATIONS IN RURAL MYANMAR: PRECARITY AND PARAHITA
MICHAEL P GRIFFITHS
"The waves of change washing across rural Myanmar, positive and negative, are quite easily identified. But local-level societal responses to such changes are frequently missed. In this rich, well-timed and important book, Griffiths explores the role of emergent reciprocal parahita organisations in protecting livelihoods in the context of considerable precarity." – Jonathan Rigg, Chair in Human Geography, University of Bristol, UK
PRACTICES OF CITIZENSHIP IN EAST AFRICA: PERSPECTIVES FROM PHILOSOPHICAL PRAGMATISM
EDITED BY KATARIINA HOLMA, TIINA KONTINEN
"This vital collection offers fresh insight into the nature of citizen engagement. Challenging liberal and universalist framings of democratic participation, the authors focus on people’s everyday habits, practices and experiences of cooperation for livelihoods and survival. This highly empirical and theoretically innovative work by African and European scholars is essential reading." — Jethro Pettit, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.
Development and Change
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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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