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New on our blog: Hidden Hands of the City: How the Pandemic Unveiled the Systematic Neglect of Indian Migrant Workers

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03 Dec 2020

By Nitya Rao, Ayesha Pattnaik, Arundhita Bhanjdeo and Nivedita Narain

India’s national lockdown announced on March 24th, 2020 came into force 12 hours later. Within a few days, the big story emerging from across Indian cities was of inter-state migrant workers, stranded in cities without work, money or food. With no public transport, many started walking hundreds of kilometres to their homes. Those who stayed, exhausted their savings and were further sucked into debt. The lockdown drew attention to the invisibility of migrant workers in the policy space, and the systematic neglect of their basic rights: at origin, in transit and at destination.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Early Career Editor, The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)

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03 Dec 2020

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) redefines and modernises what international development is, recognising the many schools of thought on what human development constitutes. It encourages debate between competing approaches to understanding global development and international social development.

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.

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