Response of the EADI Postcolonial Working Group to the editors' statement on the TWQ Viewpoint article on “The case for colonialism

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20 Sep 2017

Do we as researchers and, more importantly, as humans, want to be part of an academic world where we "argue" for the sake of arguments as if it were a mere exercise, or do we realize the importance of the arguments we are making and their normativity in shaping realities?

Report on dissemination workshop ‘Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa?’

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13 Sep 2017

This report summarizes the dissemination workshop “Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa?”, hosted by the research group Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) at the University of Amsterdam on 30 June 2017. The workshop was a half-day dissemination event, to share some key findings from the SHPIG project and get feedback from moderated roundtable discussions.

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Development Studies and the SDGs - Mapping an Agenda (pdf)

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04 Sep 2017

This paper explores the concepts of development and development studies and their links to Agenda 2030. It revisits earlier efforts towards a new development paradigm and thereby looks beyond the SDGs. It examines the efforts towards sustainable development as a concept within an emancipatory discourse, which should be rooted in global solidarity, justice and human dignity. It thereby advocates an agenda, which aims at rather complementing if not transcending Agenda 2030, instead of being limited to full compliance within the confinement of the SDGs. This is motivated and guided by the interest to maintain ownership by scholars over development studies instead of surrendering the power of definition to the political and aid bureaucracy.

August 2017, by Henning Melber

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2017/03 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Working Paper Series / General Series Vol.628; Author(s): Peter van Bergeijk - Details

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2017/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 5/2017; Author(s): Giulio Regeni, Georgeta Vidican Auktor - Details

In this Discussion Paper we join a growing number of scholars to argue that changing global conditions call for a revital is ation of the debate on the role of the state in social and economic transformation in the 21st century. We focus on three main global challenges for economic development in the 21st century: climate change and environmental degradation; increased digital is ation (the increasingly ‘bit-driven’ economy); and changed policy space for individual states as a result of globalisation.

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