New on our blog: How Moving (Academic) Conferences Online Could Help Address Social Injustices

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10 Nov 2020

By Dennis Penu | EADI/ISS Blog Series

Curtailing the movement of people around the world in a bid to control and eventually stop the spread of Covid-19 has forced many, including academics, to gather online. A recent online conference of the European Consortium for Political Research I attended shows that such conferences can not only be a roaring success, but can also help address social injustices, in particular economic and social barriers to participation. Yet these practices should become the ‘new norm’ to ensure that these barriers are broken down once and for all.

Tender for a Managing Editor European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)

Read more: Tender for a Managing Editor  European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)
09 Nov 2020

The EJDR Managing Editor is responsible for all day-to-day operations associated with the journal to ensure that it is published on time and to a standard that conforms to best practice in professional publishing. The Managing Editor performs these tasks as an equal and respected member of the EJDR editorial team. Download the full tender

New on our blog: The 2030 turn in German Development Policy – An Opportunity to Fundamentally Challenge Global Inequalities?

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27 Oct 2020

By Tanja Verena Matheis and Adrian Schlegel

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the reorientation of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with regard to international development policy and cooperation has gone almost unnoticed in the media. In the context of their “reform concept 2030”, the policy-makers identify five “megatrends” – demographic change, the shortage of natural resources, climate change, digitalization and interdependencies, and migration, based on which they suggest courses of action. The reform has attracted criticism, especially because of the cancellation of partnerships with countries with material precarity. Is the proposed strategy anywhere near allowing to address persistent socio-economic inequalities that the system of development cooperation claims to alleviate?

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Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 19-20 November

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19 Nov 2020

Following the success of its 2019 edition, we are pleased to announce our 2020 Academic Coordinators Workshop. The workshop will take place online on 19-20 November.

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New Virtual Dialogue: "Inclusive Development" with Professor Joyeeta Gupta, 11 November, 14.00 CET

Read more: New Virtual Dialogue: "Inclusive Development" with Professor Joyeeta Gupta, 11 November, 14.00 CET
11 Nov 2020

Much analysis of inclusive development focuses on social elements. But this virtual dialogue with Professor Joyeeta Gupta will demonstrate that we can no longer address development without taking environmental issues into account.

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