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Recent Blogposts

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Money, Ministries, Motives, and Meh: How Might the Election Change UK Development Policy?

Andy Sumner - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The UK election is at hand. The campaign has been dominated by questions of what might change in the UK (or not). But there’s been relatively little attention on overseas and specifically, foreign and development policy. What are the main political parties pledging?

We Can Talk in English, but Can We Talk about English? Social science Research and Linguistic Predominance

Basile Boulay - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The 50th anniversary of EADI is a good opportunity to reflect on the multiple evolutions of Development Studies, and social sciences more generally, over the past decades. Through this series of three blogposts, I would like to open a space for discussion and reflection on the issue of languages and epistemic communities.

Unravelling the Geographies of the Green Transition: Understanding the Finance-Extraction-Transitions Nexus

Tobias Franz, Angus McNelly - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The transition from fossil fuels to green energy in the 21st century – driven by the urgent need to address anthropogenic climate change – represents a monumental shift in not just global energy systems but generally within global capitalism. This transition mirrors historical transformations in energy systems, such as the emergence of fossil capital in northern England or the shift from coal to oil in the 20th century, which have had profound impacts on the world economy.