DSA Members' Publications
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London)
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Sud, Nikita (2019) 'The Unfixed State of Unfixed Land', Development and Change.
Pailey, Robtel Neajai (2019) 'De-centring the "White Gaze" of Development', Development and Change.
Scott-Smith, Tom (2019) 'Beyond the boxes: Refugee shelter and the humanitarian politics of life', American Ethnologist.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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.
Madon, Shirin (2019) Can Digital Platforms Help Decentralise Social Assistance Programmes? Learning from the Aadhaar-enabled Fertiliser Distribution System.
Conflict Research Programme – LSE
Introducing the Transnational Conflict in Africa Dataset
by Allard Duursma, Noel Twagiramungu, Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe and Alex de Waal.
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
Sara Stevano (who will join SOAS Economics Department in January 2020 as a Lecturer in the Economics of Africa) wrote 'The randomistas won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. Will they also win the debate on development economics?' on the SOAS blog.
Ravi Raman, 'Can the Dalit Woman Speak? How ‘Intersectionality’ Helps Advance Postcolonial Organization Studies', Organization, forthcoming.
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Bennett, B., & Rich, K. M. (2019). Using preferential trade access to promote global development goals: the case of beef and market access to Norway from Namibia and Botswana. Agrekon, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2019.1636669
Chancellor, T. C., Priebe, J. S., & Mkenda, P. A. (2019). Crowdsourcing field observations from smallholder farmers in Tanzania using interactive voice response. Outlooks on Pest Management, 30(3), 104-110. https://doi.org/10.1564/v30_jun_02
Gatto, A. & Busato, B. (2019) Energy vulnerability around the world: The global energy vulnerability index (GEVI). Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118691
Turvey, C. G., Shee, A., & Marr, A. (2019). Addressing fractional dimensionality in the application of weather index insurance and climate risk financing in agricultural development: A dynamic triggering approach. Weather, Climate, and Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-19-0014.1.
IDS, University of Sussex
Refugee Tales – Emma Parsons
IDD, University of Birmingham
Cheeseman, N. and J. Fisher. 2019. Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance, and the Power of Ideas, Oxford University Press, Cary, NC, USA.
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
Development in Latin America
By Maristella Svampa
How does the neoextractivism of natural resources impact communities in Latin America, and what is its environmental, ecological, and social impact? Maristella Svampa explores capitalist development and resistance in her new book.
Women’s Economic Empowerment
Edited by Linda Jones and Adam Bramm
‘Clear evidence from statistics and fieldwork on why addressing women’s economic empowerment is fundamentally important to reducing poverty and achieving the SDGs.’ Alexandra Miehlbradt, Director, Miehlbradt Consulting Ltd
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The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa
Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, and Jeremy Seekings (editors) 9780198850342
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
• An in-depth analysis of the context of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa
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The Economics of the Middle East: A Comparative Approach
James E. Rauch 9780190879198
"The book provides students from economics, political science, and public policy with an accessible overview of economic theory, allowing them to better understand the subsequent chapters which explain why the Arab region lags behind other middle income countries in economic and human development. I highly recommend this volume for graduate survey courses on Middle East Politics and political economy of development." - Lindsay J. Benstead, Associate Professor of Political Science, Portland State University.
Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk (editors) 9780190056902
"One of the most important recent findings is that civil action can be a surprisingly effective way for citizens to keep their governments in line while avoiding violence. If you want to know how citizens can do this-even in an era of democratic decline -- read this book. It couldn't come at a better time." - Barbara F. Walter, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice
Margaret A. McLaren 9780190947699
"Women's Activism, Feminism and Social Justice theorizes global feminism(s) as intersectional and interdependent by engaging with both Western and Indian feminists. It argues for a responsive and responsible framework of feminist agency that addresses socio-economic oppression in culturally specific contexts. McLaren's pioneering explorations on decolonizing feminism promise to inform and enrich endeavors of transnational solidarities integrating theory and activism." - Kanchana Mahadevan, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai.
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Meanwhile, several exciting new publications hot off the press to share with you this month:
"Alan Middleton’s landmark book is a longitudinal study of artisans, entrepreneurs and precarious family firms in Quito, one of the two major cities in Ecuador. He relates his research to the global literature on economic development, informality, regulation, micro-enterprise, micro-credit and social capital, and he exposes the failings of many famous authors who have made grand assertions on the basis of superficial studies. Covering the 40 years from 1975 to 2015, the research is innovative and multi-faceted, giving us a detailed understanding of how family and home-based enterprises respond to dramatic changes in national economies and government policies." --Ray Bromley, Professor of Geography, Planning and Latin American Studies, State University of New York at Albany, USA
CORRUPTION IN ARGENTINA: TOWARDS AN INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
BY NATALIA A. VOLOSIN
"Argentina has had a massive corruption problem for two centuries. Today, as in much of the rest of South America, administrative procurement and infrastructural contracts feature over-invoicing, kickbacks, and more. Volosin relentlessly shines bright light on these abuses of the public purse. But even more intrepidly and importantly, she shows how Argentines can beat back corruption. Citizens can regain control, she argues, by linking human rights protection to anticorruption civil and legal actions. This is a bold and important book." --Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard Kennedy School, USA, author of The Corruption Cure and editor of Corruption in Latin America
This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. It also argues that far from general perceptions of women as asexual, women with disabilities are capable of leading highly creative and fulfilling sexual lives.
Using critical sexual theory and postcolonial studies as critical frameworks, the book investigates the narratives of authors with disabilities, exploring policy gaps and the need for supportive gender and sexual policies through the words of those affected.
Providing important insights into sex and disability within the context of the Global South, this book will be of interest not only to researchers working on Nepal but also to scholars across gender studies, disability studies, international development, and postcolonialism.