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EADI Book Series

The EADI Global Development Book Series seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective.

Development Studies is a multi- and inter-disciplinary field of study, reflecting the multi-disciplinary character of EADI membership. The book series aims to better understand the interplay between social, economic, political, technological, ecological, cultural and gendered aspects of societal change at the local, national, regional and global levels. It focusses on the link between theory, policy and practice.

New formats within the series are also being considered. The first format “From past to present - and vice versa” reminds us that development processes are not ahistorical, gathering papers that draw on historical and contemporary events focussed on a particular region or topic. The second format “From theory to practice - and vice versa” provides a forum for dialogue between academics, policymakers and practitioners. The third “Development roundtable” format serves as a forum where major contributors engage in debate about a specific topic. Original and thought-provoking perspectives based on evidence are encouraged.

The series editors invite manuscripts across all disciplines which address these questions.

Proposals or inquiries at bookproposals(at)

Have a look at the book series factsheet.

EADI Global Development Series (current)

Social Accountability Initiatives in Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon. Civic Innovation in the Arab World After 2011

Ward Vloeberghs, Sylvia I. Bergh (eds.) - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
This Open Access Pivot represents the first extensive exploration of social accountability within the Arab world following the 2011 Arab uprisings. Drawing on insights from development studies, comparative politics, and Middle East studies, the authors explore the evolution of accountability as a governance concept, review theories on social accountability’s role in improving public service delivery, and categorize types of social accountability initiatives, highlighting respective strengths and weaknesses.

Challenging Global Development. Towards Decoloniality and Justice

Henning Melber, Uma Kothari, Laura Camfield, Kees Biekart (eds.) - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
This open access book ontributes to the development studies and specifically to promote and sustain new forms of solidarity; examines the contexts in which decoloniality, solidarity, and conviviality can be developed; and provides a reconsideration of how knowledge is produced, validated, and disseminated

Civil Society Responses to Changing Civic Spaces

Editors: Kees Biekart, Tiina Kontinen & Marianne Millstein - Palgrave Macmillan -
Results: 1 to 3 of total 12

EADI Book Series at Amsterdam University Press (2007–2011)

Global Value Chains

Linking Local Producers from Developing Countries to International Markets
Meine Pieter van Dijk & Jacques Trienekens - Amsterdam University Press -
This important volume presents seven case studies of global value chains alongside two theoretical chapters concerning these chains. The contributors explore a wide range of issues relevant to value chains: the impact of global value chains on local upgrading strategies, the role of governance structures shaping global value chains, the role of buyers in creating, monitoring and enforcing commodity specifications and of international standards in shaping the patterns of chain governance. They also consider the role of donors, governmental organisations, and civil society in influencing value chains and the importance of partnerships as mechanisms for value chain upgrading. This carefully researched work is essential reading to scholars and students of the rapidly changing global economic order.

Multinational Corporations and Local Firms in Emerging Economies

Eric Rugraff & Michael W. Hansen - Amsterdam University Press -
Multinational Corporations and Local Firms in Emerging Economies aims at contributing to the emerging literature on multinational corporation (MNC)local firm interfaces by providing a number of country studies from emerging economies of the spillover and linkage effects of multinational corporations on local firms. Moreover, the book takes the issue to the policy level by sharing and evaluating policy experiences from a number of countries on efforts to promote closer interaction between MNCs and local firms. The country studies are placed within a framework for analysing MNC-local firm interfaces that integrates insights from the spillover and linkage literature.

European Development Cooperation

In Between the Local and the Global
Paul Hoebink - Amsterdam University Press -
Reviews "The Lisbon Treaty puts European international and development cooperation at a cross-road. Will the Union be able to keep up its strong joint record? Hoebink et al provide a well-chosen, inviting mix of insights in some of the multiple challenges emerging." Paul Engel, Director, European Centre for Development Policy Management – ECDPM "Paul Hoebink and his co-authors make two important contributions in this volume. First, they bring clear-headed analysis to bear on the important question of Europe’s contribution to global poverty reduction. And, second, they help build a community of scholars and practitioners whose collective effort will translate analysis into action." Simon Maxwell, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute, London
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25. Perspectives on European Development Cooperation.
Policy and Performance of Individual Donor Countries and the EU

Editors: Olav Stokke, Paul Hoebink
(March 2005)

24. Food Aid and Human Security

Editors: Edward Clay, Olav Stokke
(June 2000)

23. Regions and Development

Editor: Sheila Page
(January 2000)

22. Policy Coherence in Development Co-operation

Editors: Jacques Forster, Olav Stokke
(September 1999)

21. Latin America and East European Economies in Transition.
A Comparative View

Editor: Claude Auroi
(December 1997)

20. Enterprise Clusters and Networks in Developing Countries

Editors: Meine Pieter van Dijk, Roberta Rabellotti
(February 1997)

19. Multilateralism Versus Regionalism.
Trade Issues after the Uruguay Road

Editors: Meine Pieter van Dijk, Sandro Sideri
(June 1996)

18. Foreign Aid Towards the Year 2000

Editor: Olav Stokke
(May 1996)

17. The Institutional Approach to Labour and Development

Editors: Klárá Fóti, Laurids Lauridsen, Gerry Rodgers
(January 1996)

16. Aid and Political Conditionality

Editor: Olav Stokke
(March 1995)

15. The Role of the State in Development Processes

Editor: Claude Auroi
(November 1992)

14. Evaluating Development Assistance.
Approaches and Methods

Editors: Lodewijk Berlage, Olav Stokke
(July 1992)

13. The 1992 Single European Market and the Third World

Editors: Jati Sengupta, Sandro Sideri
(May 1992)

12. Evaluation Development Assistance:
Policies and Performance (out of print)

Editor: Olav Stokke

11. Food Aid Reconsidered:
Assessing the Impact on Third World Countries

Editors: Edward Clay, Olav Stokke
(December 1991)

10. Industrialization in the Third World:
The Need for Alternative Strategies (out of print)

Editors: Meine Pieter van Dijk, Henrik Secher Marcussen

9. Regional Development Policies in Areas in Decline

Editor: Jaime del Castillo

8. Politics and Economics of East-South Relations

Editor: István Dobozi

7. Trade and Development.
Experiences and Challenges

Editor: Olav Stokke

6. Women in Development Cooperation.
Europe’s Unfinished Business

Editors: Cecilia Andersen and Isa Baud

5. Endogenous Development: a Myth or a Path?
Problems of Economic Self-Reliance in the European Periphery

Editor: Stefan Musto

4. European Development Assistance.
Volume II: Third World Perspectives on Policies and Performance

Editor: Olav Stokke

3. Towards Income Distribution Policies.
From Income Distribution Research
to Income Distribution Policy in LDC’s

Editor: Hans-Peter Nissen

2. Femmes et Développement
ou Les Métamorphoses d’un Developpement au Masculin

Editor: Maria Eliou

1. Emerging Development Patterns:
European Contributions

Editors: István Dobozi, Péter Mándi