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Dialogue Virtuel EADI: Entre terrain de jeux géostratégiques et aspiration à maitriser son développement: quel futur pour l’Amérique centrale?, Le 18 Mai à 11h (CET)

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18 May 2021

Avec Hélène Roux: Fondée sur l’étude de divers conflits socio-environnementaux (barrages hydroélectriques ; complexes touristiques ; extraction minière ou programmes de conservation), la présentation porte sur le décalage entre les orientations liées au développement provenant « du haut » (les institutions supranationales, les États nationaux) et les aspirations provenant « du bas » (les populations concernées).

New EADI Publication: Building Knowledge Exchange Partnerships. Dialogues across Europe

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04 May 2021

How do you bring together academics, practitioners, and policymakers to advocate and partner for Global Citizenship Education? This is what Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship has been doing since 2018 with partners from all over Europe for a common goal: to promote trans-formative change in society. EADI took the leading role in the work on Knowledge Exchange Partnerships whose results are now presented in this publication.

Social Science Research and Covid-19

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29 Apr 2021

2021/04 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Working Paper Series; Author(s): Isis Barei-Guyot

Academics and researchers working in International Development face a number of predicted changes to the research environment and landscape in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in relation to fieldwork conducted in middle-and lower-income countries. This paper is designed to provide researchers and research teams with an understanding of how to manage these changes at all stages of the research process, placing a particular focus on issues of safeguarding and collaborative research.

EADI/ISS Conference #Solidarity2021: Register by Sunday with the early bird fee!

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27 Apr 2021

Register before 2 May for the early bird fee of our flagship event,  the EADI Conference Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice, which is held 5-8 July 2021. The conference, hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, will be held online and features academic panel sessions as well as exciting social and networking sessions.

New on our blog: State and Development: What Has Changed in India?

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27 Apr 2021

By Anthony P. D’Costa

Lately the Indian state under the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP or Indian People’s Party) has attracted a lot of attention. Aside from its divisive, populist Hindu-chauvinist politics, the government under Modi has unleashed an array of programs and projects, ostensibly designed to lead to a “new” united and prosperous India. Alas, the Citizenship Amendment Act, the poorly thought-out demonetization program, and the draconian nationwide lockdown during the corona virus pandemic did not unite India or make it prosperous.

Distinghuished Guest Lecture: Colonialization, Neo-Liberalization and Patriarchy: Palestinian Women’s Search for an Alternative Approach to Economic and Social Empowerment, 21 April, 11.00 CET

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21 Apr 2021

With Eileen Kuttab

This lecture will briefly describe the Israeli colonial project of dispossession and de-development on occupied Palestine, followed by a discussion on the emerging Palestinian Authority (PA) and its impact on the economy through a gender lens.

Development choices have been governed by different objectives, namely stabilization of the peace process, control of the Israeli economy over the territories and the mainstreaming of neoliberal economics, resulting in multi-faceted socio-economic deteriorations.

New on our blog: Why Positionalities Matter and What They Have to do with Knowledge Production

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20 Apr 2021

by Julia Schöneberg, Arda Bilgen, and Aftab Nasir

Coming from three different educational, geographical, and class backgrounds, the three of us met for the first time in a research institute in Germany. Together with a group of international colleagues, we were eager to be trained in Development Studies and pursue a PhD degree. In reminiscing about this journey many years later, we shared the struggles and challenges we experienced during our so-called ‘fieldwork’ stays in very different geographies and realised that there was a blatant gap not only in the way we approached our research, but also in the way we were trained: a lack of confrontation with the centrality of power and positionality in ‘development’ research (or any kind of research for that matter) – and a disregard of the colonial legacy in the way knowledge is created and considered legitimate.

A New Multilateralism for the Post-COVID World: What Role for the EU-Africa Partnership? (ETTG Paper)

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16 Apr 2021

2021/04 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Chloe Teevan et al

A new multilateralism for the post-COVID world: What role for the EU-Africa partnership? Multilateralism has been in trouble for a while, particularly​ ​at the global level. Yet, the European Union (EU) and its​ ​member states have remained among its staunchest​ ​supporters. ​I​n their June 2019 Council Conclusions, EU​ ​leaders drew the outlines of a common European vision to​ ​uphold, extend and reform the multilateral system. Against​ ​an increasingly complex and contested geopolitical​ ​backdrop, these goals were further developed in the​ ​recent EU Communication on Multilateralism, published in​ ​February 2021.

New on our blog: Area Studies Must Be Decolonised

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13 Apr 2021

The discipline’s existence reflects an enduring Western belief in the inferiority of knowledge production specific to different cultures

By David Simon

If you thought that area studies sounded like an odd name for an odd discipline, you’d be right. Its genesis reflects an enduring tension within academia between supposedly systematic (“disciplinary”) and geographically specific knowledge production – deriving from particular histories of how universities evolved in Euro-America and its former imperial and colonial realms.

New on our blog: Transforming the Production and Use of Knowledge as a Key to Sustainable Development

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06 Apr 2021

By Niko Schäpke and Ioan Fazey

To shift global development to a sustainable and resilient path, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the2030 Agenda call for far-reaching transformations. In this endeavor, the use and generation of knowledge has an important role to play in shaping the direction, form and distribution of development. This is why formalized knowledge systems such as universities, research institutes and education, must change in order to best support transformations to more sustainable societies. What kinds of changes are needed in these knowledge systems and how can they be encouraged?

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