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Series of Blog-Posts on Myanmar, Based on Special Issue in the EJDR!

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26 Nov 2020

The PK (Paung Ku, Burmese for bridging or connection) Forum has published several blog posts based on papers from the EJDR special issue "Development Challenges in Myanmar", all with a Burmese translation!

New on our blog: How Can Development Cooperation Be More Sensitive To Power Relations?

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26 Nov 2020

By Tim Kornprobst and Anna Schwachula

Ever since development cooperation began in the 1950s, it has fallen under suspicion of upholding colonial conditions. Proponents of post-development theories therefore stress that the concept of development cooperation is problematic in the way it divides the world into “developed” countries on the one hand and “less developed” countries on the other, as this is considered to represent a Western, capitalist paradigm. In the eyes of critics, this bifurcation serves to perpetuate a colonial power structure in which experts from the global North recommend solutions to societies of the global South they consider to be “backwards”.

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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Forced Migration Review - Recognising Refugees: Challenges and Innovations in Refugee Status Determination)

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13 Nov 2020

2020/11 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Issue 65; Author(s): Marion Couldrey & Jenny Peebles (Editors)

The latest Forced Migration Review explores shortcomings, challenges and innovations (and their consequences for refugees/asylum seekers) in refugee status determination processes worldwide. A second feature offers reflections on lessons and good practice emerging from the Plan of Action for Internationally Displaced People (2018-2020) issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

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

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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.

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)

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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

Research Communications Workshop (Online), 5-6 November 2020, Registration Now Open!

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05 Nov 2020

After two successful in-person workshops for communications professionals in the wider field of Development Studies over the last two years, this year’s workshop and get-together of the EADI Research Communications Working Group is going online. In order not to overload participants with virtual input and contribute to zoom fatigue, we have decided to keep our sessions short and concise, with longer breaks in-between. Like in our previous workshops, we place a strong focus on interactive exchange based on the ideas and needs of participants.

New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Communities' Responses in Peru, 3 November, 15.00 CET

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03 Nov 2020

With Liliana Miranda. In Peru the pandemic is hitting urban populations hard, deepening profound inequalities and revealing the fragility of public policies. Lack of urban planning and social housing policies result in illnesses, deaths and economic losses. At the same time, social organization, and peasant communities in particular, are teaching a lesson on how to respond and protect themselves.

COVID-19 in the Global South - Impacts and Responses

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29 Oct 2020

2020/10 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI); open access book; Author(s): Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran & Ciara O’Halloran

Situating the worldwide health crisis within broader processes of globalisation, the book investigates implications for development and gender, as well as the effects on migration, climate change and economic inequality. Contributors consider how widespread and long-lasting responses to the pandemic should be, while paying particular attention to the accentuated risks faced by vulnerable populations. Providing answers that will be essential to development practitioners and policy makers, the book offers vital insights into how the impact of COVID-19 can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts worldwide.

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