New on our blog: Disaster response: why democracy matters

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14 Jul 2020

By Isabelle Desportes

It is inherent to times of crises, and we can witness it in the way the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled too: strong leadership emerges, many decisions and emergency legislative mechanisms are enforced, and some key issues move to the background. While such centralistic measures are often necessary, they also bear the risk of infringing on an effective and socially just handling of crises, and shape our societies on the long term.

Henning Melber elected as EADI President for further three years and calls for "Overcoming Developmentalism"

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09 Jul 2020

We are happy to announce that the EADI General Assembly held last week has elected Henning Melber as EADI President for further three years. In his acceptance speech, Melber stressed that EADI and the wider Development Studies community must overcome what can be called "Developmentalism" and engage with visions and concepts "outside of the Procrustean bed of development with its underlying assumptions of a single perspective confined to the status quo". A slighlty amended version of his full speech is available on our blog.

New EADI Virtual Dialogue: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently, 28 October, 12.00 CET

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28 Oct 2020

With Dr Nicky Pouw

Economics should be more about human wellbeing and human-nature relationships than about growth. To address current global problems of rising inequality, climate change, migration and health pandemics requires a fundamental rethink of how we think about the economy and the ways we practice it. Sustainable and inclusive development can only be achieved if we transform our vision of the economy

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EADI/ISS Virtual Dialogue: Bias aware practices: moving beyond unconscious bias training, 7 August, 14.00 CET

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07 Aug 2020

Acknowledging our biases is uncomfortable. But unless we do so, we limit novelty and we risk affecting others and ourselves through discrimination and stereotypes.

EADI/ISS Virtual Dialogue: Solidarity Today - Building resilience through a practice of self-care, 31 July, 16.00 CET

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31 Jul 2020

With Tanja Verena Matheis and Vikram Badhwar: Solidarity is one of the central themes of the EADI ISS general conference, and it has become the binding force of global citizens experiencing an unprecedented pandemic. While many people adjusted well and quickly moved to the use of digital tools and online communication, many of us also face economic, social and personal instabilities in isolation.

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