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2nd Issue November 2019

Editorial

A bit more than a year after its initial launch in October 2018, we are happy to see that our blog "Debating Development Research" has become quite popular. And in the run up to our upcoming General Conference at ISS in the Hague, the "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" blog series is a good opportunity for panel convenors to dive into the background of their topics and highlight what's particularly interesting about them!
Apart from the usual bunch of news from us and our member community further below, today's reading recommendation is an open access book by UNU-WIDER on Social Protection.
Development Dialogue at #eadi2020iss, Scholarships
Attention early career researchers and scholars from the Global South: we strongly encourage PhD students and other early career researchers to share their ideas on their research methodologies, findings and experiences towards solidarity, peace and social justice at the 17th Development Dialogue, held alongside the 2020 EADI/ISS General Conference. The call for abstracts is open until 15 January. Read more
If you're a researcher from the Global South, we cordially invite you to submit your abstract to one of the 50 panel sessions of the main conference. A limited number of scholarships is available for scholars from the Global South whose papers are accepted. Read more
New on our Blog
"Recent evidence suggests that the growing divide between rich and poor threatens to destabilize democracies, undermines states’ economies and fuels a variety of injustices, either economically, socially, politically or ecologically. Despite certain variations, this holds true not only for rich economies, but also for low and middle income countries." In our third blog post in the Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice series, Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar, José María Larrú and David Castells-Quintana shed the light on growing and persisting inequalities, growth limits and social injustice from the perspective of social protests around the world. They also invite abstracts for their seed panel around these issues. Read the post
In "The Deadly Profits from EU Border Walls" Mark Akkerman summarises the results of his recent report for the Transnational Institute which explores the corporate profits from EU border politics: "The underlying narrative for the policies these companies profit from is the framing of migration as a security problem and a threat to the ‘European way of life‘. This narrative has been pushed by the military and security industry through effective lobbying, in which representatives of this industry present themselves as experts offering the solution: the use of their goods and services. It ignores that forced migration is predominantly a political and humanitarian problem that requires answers on these levels." Read the post
The Research – Practice Nexus: EADI World Café at GDN
The EADI World Café session at the recent 19th Global Development Conference in Bonn brought together researchers from different fields of study and practitioners to discuss ethical concerns, challenges and success factors of research-practice collaborations: asymmetric power relations were mentioned as the main ethical concern which, however can be addressed by including ethical facilitators sharing the results with the communities involved. As main challenges, especially in the field of evidence-based policy advice, participants discussed the political cycles which can distract from long-term perspectives, intransparent policies, finding sources of funding as well as the clash between research and political agendas. Read more
Bridge 47 Webinar on 11 December
Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, Bridge 47 welcomes you to participate in a webinar on measuring on SDG target 4.7. We believe education can help us reverse negative global trends. In this webinar, the Bridge 47 Partnerships Team will discuss how to develop Global Citizenship Education partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders including private sector, parliamentarians, government entities, academia and more. Read more
Latest EADI Webinar Online
In this webinar, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman from the Rethinking Research Collaborative discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Watch the video
More Webinars on the EADI YouTube Channel
News from EADI Working Groups
Earlier this month, our Working Group on Research Communications had an inspiring get-together of 22 communications experts from member institutes - discussing issues such as ethics in development communication, getting development out of its niche, research activism and, not to forget, humour! If you appreciate a good laugh about stereotypes in development communications, watch this video!
"Crisis of Development? Crisis of Democracy" Insights from Southern Africa": our Working Group on Europe and Transitions in (Southern) Africa had a seminar at the University of Bologna with interesting speakers from Africa. Have a look at the programme
In a new blog post on the Convivial Thinking website, Rabbia Aslam gives Empirical Evidences of a Scholar from the Periphery of the Global South. She argues that "even though academic scholarship is  trying to claim diversity, it is still hegemonic and very bureaucratic in nature". Read the post

And the Convivial Thinking site has a new section on calls, events and conferences. Attention, some of the calls end soon!. To the overview


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Highlight: Open Access Book on Social Protection
This book by UNU-WIDER, part of the WIDER Studies in Development series, challenges the common conception that the introduction of social protection schemes has been entirely driven by international development agencies, instead focusing on the critical role of political dynamics within specific African countries. It details how the power and politics at multiple levels of governance shapes the extent to which political elites are committed to social protection, the form that this commitment takes, and the implications that this has for future welfare regimes and state-citizen relations in Africa. It reveals how international pressures only take hold when they become aligned with the incentives and ideas of ruling
elites in particular contexts. It shows how elections, the politics of clientelism, political ideologies, and elite perceptions all play powerful roles in shaping when countries adopt social protection and at what levels, which groups receive benefits, and how programmes are delivered. Access the book
Featured: Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, York
We are happy to present our latest EADI member. the IGDC at the University of York. Led by the Departments of Politics, Environment and Geography, and History, the IGDC works across and beyond the University to collaborate with partners worldwide to create new interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to tackle global challenges. It promotes interdisciplinary research.
and engagement that contribute to a transformative agenda that is equitable, fair and sustainable, and places people and environment at the centre of policy responses to global development. The centre has currently two open calls for papers:
Call for Papers: Development Alternatives within Contested Territories in Latin America Workshop, 29-30 January 2020, University of Sheffield.
Submit by 13. December 2019 in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Read more
Call for Papers: Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR) Special Issue on “Activism & Academia”, inviting manuscripts that explore the  crucial, albeit tenuous, relationship between knowledge  formation and public action in Latin America. Submit by 1 May 2020.
 
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Premium Member Publications
Special Issue: The ILO @100 - Addressing the Past and Future of Work and Social Protection
2019/11 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); International Development Policy; Author(s): Christophe Gironde, Gilles Carbonnier (eds.)

Key Considerations: Cross-Border Dynamics Between South Sudan and DRC
2019/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; briefing paper; Author(s): Naomi Pendle et al

Why We Must Question the Militarisation of Conservation
2019/11 – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); Biological Conservation; Author(s): Rosaleen Duffy et al

The Vulnerability of the Power Sector to Climate Variability and Change: Evidence From Indonesia
2019/11 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Energies; Author(s): Kamia Handayani et al

Climate Change Mitigation in the Transport Sector and Selected Co-Benefits in Bandung City, Indonesia (PhD Thesis)
2019/10 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); research paper; Author(s): Helmi Gunawan
Genocide Warning: The Vulnerability of Banyamulenge ‘Invaders’
2019/11 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Ntanyoma, Delphin

A Necessary Shake-Up: EU Programming for International Cooperation
2019/11 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Alexei Jones; Mariella Di Ciommo

Disruption, Changes, and Adaptation: Experiences With Chronic Conditions in Mozambique, Nepal and Peru
2019/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Public Health; Author(s): Maria Amalia Pesantes et al

Taking a Gendered Bottom-Up Approach to Peacebuilding (PDF)
2019/11 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); briefing paper; Author(s): Elisabeth Prügl et al

Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality
2019/11 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Statistics South Africa

Acceptability of an Economic Support Component to Reduce Early Pregnancy and School Dropout in Zambia: A Qualitative Case Study
2019/11 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Global Health Action; Author(s): Emmanuel Banda; Joar Svanemyr; Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy; Isabel Goicolea; Joseph Mumba Zulu
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Thematic Focus: Economic Development
Commodity Revenues, Agricultural Sector and the Magnitude of Deindustrialization: A Novel Multisector Perspective
2019/11 – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); Economies 2019, 7(4); Author(s): Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada et al.

Firm-Level Employment Growth in South Africa. The Role of Innovation and Exports
2019/11 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); UNU-WIDER Working Paper 83/2019; Author(s): Karmen Naidoo

Do You See What I See? How Differing Perceptions of the Environment Can Hinder Radical Business Model Innovation
2020/01 – Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol.150; Author(s): Kathrine Friis-Holm Egfjord, Kristian J. Sund

African-Owned Firms and Investment in Learning: Local Firms in the Ethiopian Floriculture Export Sector
 2019/10 – Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); research paper; Author(s): Ayelech Tiruwha Melese

Latecomer Economies and National Digital Policy: An Industrial Policy Perspective
2019/11 – Global Development Institute (GDI); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Christopher Foster; Shamel Azmeh
 
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call for Abstracts: V. International Conference of Development Studies, Bilbao, 27-29 May 2020
2019/10 – Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES); Deadline: extended to 24 November

Call for Abstracts Global Irish Diaspora Congress 2020
2019/11 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI); Deadline: 25th November 2019

Joint Call for Papers in Partnership With Sinergias ED
2019/11 – Bridge47; Deadline: 30 November

Call for Papers: Governing (In)Securities. Politics and Securitization in Asian Context
2019/11 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); International Quarterly for Asian Studies Journal; Deadline: 15 December 2019

Call for Papers: The Long 1960s in Asia
2019/10 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); International Quarterly for Asian Studies Journal; Deadline: 31. December 2019

Call for Papers: Loyolo University Award for Research in Development Studies (PDF)
2019/11 – Fundación ETEA para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (Fundación ETEA); Deadline: 20 January 2020

Call for Papers: Interrogating Regional Value Chains & Their Implications for Development, Johannesburg, 6-8 July 2020
2019/11 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 27 January 2020

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Post-​Doctoral Researcher in Political Science
2019/11 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

Research Associate (Researcher in International Development)
2019/11 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Deadline: 2 December 2019

Job Opportunity at IDS: Post-Doctoral Researcher: "Women’s Struggles Against Backlash in Contemporary South Asia"
2019/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 5 December

Associate Professor in Applied Ecology ????
2019/10 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Deadline: 8. December 2019

Lecturer in Climate Change and International Development, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of International Development
2019/11 – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); Deadline: 19 December

Joint PhD Opportunity Sea-Level Rise and Everyday Lives in Small Island States
2019/11 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 31 December

Vice-Rector in Europe / Director, UNU-EHS - Institute for Environment and Human Security
2019/11 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 12 January 2020

Lecturer - International Development - 81876 - Grade 8
2019/11 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); Deadline: 13 January 2020

Research Officer in Development Economics
2019/11 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline: 31 January 2020

Phd Opportunity: Biodiversity of Novel Croplands
2019/11 – University of York, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre;  Deadline: 30 March 2020

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Leveraging Trade for the Environment: Inconsistencies in the European Approach and Possible Options
2019/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Tancrede Voituriez

Blog: Yemen’s ‘Handshake Moment’: What Other Peace Processes Can Tell Us About the Riyadh Agreement
2019/11 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Robert Forster

Blog: The Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change: An Essential Political Impetus
2019 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Sébastien Treyer

Blog: The Citizens' Climate Convention: An Encouraging Start
2019/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Nicolas Berghmans

Blog: Climate Change in the Indian Ocean: More Accurate Simulation Models for Better Adaptation
2019/11 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Jean Baptiste Routier et al

Blog: World Toilet Day – The Challenge to Achieve Sanitation and Hygiene for all by 2030
2019/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Sophie Robinson

Blog: Strengthening Development in the Face of the Climate Crisis and Environmental Degradation
2019/10 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Jorge Moreira da Silva, Andrew Norton

Blog: Climate Change Already Damaging Health of World's Children
2019/11 – Brighton and Sussex Medical School (GHI); blog post;

Blog: Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics
2019/11 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Kunal Sen
SDGs
Challenges of Decentralized Electrification for Economic Development: lessons from experience
2019/11 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Working Paper; Author(s): Jean-Claude Berthelemy

Compared to What? A Three-Tiered Typology of Sustainable Development Performance Indicators From Incremental to Contextual to Transformational
2019 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s): Bill Baue
Training
Master of Science "Geopgraphy of Environmental Risks and Human Security" (PDF)
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Bergen Summer Research School 2020: Actionable Knowledge to Meet Global Challenges, 8-18 June
2019/11 – UiB Global, University of Bergen

Master in International Development
2019/11 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI);

More Courses and Trainings on the EADI Website
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