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for 2018-7

New: EJDR Special issue - Innovation systems in the era of global value chains

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23 Jul 2018

with two open access articles:

  • Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems Rasmus Lema, Roberta Rabellotti & Padmashree Gehl Sampath
  • Trade, Global Value Chains and Upgrading: What, When and How? Padmashree Gehl Sampath & Bertha Vallejo

Access to all other articles included in the EADI membership.

Climate Change: A Threat to Child Food Security in the Indian Sundarbans

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17 Jul 2018

2018/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Future Health Systems Issue Brief 1; Author(s): Upasona Ghosh, Shibaji Bose - Details

The Sundarbans, the mangrove forest delta shared both by India and Bangladesh, is among the worst hit regions of climate change in the world. Even though food insecurities due to climate change are felt across the region, the distribution of vulnerabilities is largely uneven depending upon existing climatic and social intersections.Within the context of socio-cultural and political dynamics, and rapid globalization, efforts to respond to, mitigate, or adapt to climate change needs to address issues of equity and social justice, posing both challenges and opportunities.

Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe - Integrating the Young and Exiled

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17 Jul 2018

2018/07 – Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society; Editor(s): Michelle Pace, Somdeep Sen - Details

The book is premised on the underlying conception of refugee children as not merely a vulnerable contingent of the displaced Syrian population, but one that possesses a certain agency for change and progress. In this vein, the various contributions aim to not just de-securitize the ‘conversation’ on migration that frequently centres on the presumed insecurity that refugees personify. They also de-securitize the figure and image of the refugee. Through the stories of the youngest and most vulnerable, they demonstrate that refugee children are not mere opaque figures on whom we project our insecurities. Instead, they embody potentials and opportunities for progress that we need to nurture, as young refugees find themselves compelled to both negotiate the practical realities of a life in exile, and situate themselves in...

What Politics? Youth and Political Engagement in Africa

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17 Jul 2018

2018/05 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); book; Author(s): Elina Oinas, et al. (Ed.) - Details

What Politics? Youth and Political Engagement in Africa examines the diverse experiences of being young in today’s Africa. It offers new perspectives to the roles and positions young people take to change their life conditions both within and beyond the formal political structures and institutions. The contributors represent several social science disciplines, and provide well-grounded qualitative analyses of young people’s everyday engagements by critically examining dominant discourses of youth, politics and ideology. Despite focusing on Africa, the book is a collective effort to better understand what it is like to be young today, and what the making of tomorrow’s yesterday means for them in personal and political terms.

Debating Colonial Legacies of Development Studies

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12 Jul 2018

“The biggest myth about development is the superiority of the West”, claimed Olivia U. Rutazibwa during the debate, “we urgently need to demythologize development.” This pinpoints one of the core arguments of the engaged debate among panellists and participants of the EADI-organised roundtable during the British Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference held in Manchester, 27-29 June 2018.

EJDR Announces New Editor

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11 Jul 2018

Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the measurement and dynamics of (child) poverty, psychosocial aspects of poverty and the role of social protection and economic empowerment programmes in reducing poverty in all its forms. Her research includes quantitative and qualitative studies and impact evaluations, and she has a keen interest in mixed methods approaches.

EADI Annual Report 2017 published

Read more: EADI Annual Report 2017 published
11 Jul 2018

"It remains for us, both individually and as EADI, to base development on the promotion of notions of rights and dignity, advocating and supporting a decent future for all life on earth. This includes responsibilities and obligations towards those, who remain on the receiving end of an anthropocentric age, which violates the intergenerational contract and a social contract with nature. As scholars of Development Studies – and as humans - we need to accept these challenges and work towards contributing to a better future for all. EADI will continue to provide the network, forum and platform for such"

Henning Melber, in his foreword to the EADI Annual Report 2017

Successful accreditation of the “Master International Development Studies” offered by the University of Amsterdam

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06 Jul 2018

EADI is delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the “Master International Development Studies” offered by the University of Amsterdam. IAC/EADI wishes to congratulate UvA on the overall excellent quality and unique features of its programme.

The Master International Development Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam is meant to introduce students to development studies as a distinctly multi-disciplinary field. The objectives of the programme include educating students in the history and theories of development, familiarising them with different disciplinary perspectives on development, such as those from sociology, anthropology and human geography, acquainting them with the multi-scalar context of development processes, recognising relations between local, regional, national and global levels and teaching them about interaction and unequal power relations between actors within context-specific institutional environments.

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