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2nd Issue February 2021

Editorial

Today we are happy to present our very first virtual dialogue in Spanish language, with more to come, also in French. This is a first step to help counter the dominance of English in the field, and an attempt to delve into the rich heritage of Spanish- and French-speaking thinkers. We are also very pleased that the International Master's Programme at our premium member Noragric has received its EADI/IAC accreditation. Today's blog posts critically analyses the underlying assumptions of the UNDP Human Development Reports, and our thematic focus today is on extractivism and natural resources. As usual, we've collected interesting online events by our members over the next  two weeks, in addition to the calls, vacancies and publication picks further below.
From our Blog: Why Read the Human Development Reports?
Why Read the Human Development Reports of the UNDP?
In this post Juan Telleria argues that the UNDP reports are "sheer example of the essentialist ontological assumptions that, for more than seven decades, conditioned and limited our understanding of development and global issues." They help to "detect and expose the contradictions and limitations of current development debates" and can be interpreted as "a discursive instrument created for a very precise purpose: the rearticulation of the logics of development to adapt them to the needs of the new unipolar hegemony." Read the post
To the blog overview
Successful Accreditation Master's Programme at Noragric
We are delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the "Master in Global Development Studies” at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric),of  the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, near Oslo, Norway. The programme focuses on global social, political and economic change. The degree provides a critical understanding of the history and current dynamics of globalization, and its impact on societies and environments. The degree is organized as a full-time program over a 2-year period with 120 study points. All teaching is in English. Read more
First Virtual Dialgoue in Spanish on 8 March
8 Marzo, 11.00 CET
 Libertad, desarrollo humano y bienestar subjetivo: implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo
Con Rafael Domínguez Martín: El objetivo de esta presentación es revisar críticamente el papel de la libertad como determinante del bienestar subjetivo a lo largo del proceso de desarrollo humano, entendido en el sentido sociológico de la teoría postmaterialista de la modernización y sus implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo. Leer más
Now Online: Injustice in Development Interventions
Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward: Watch Susannah Sallu from SRI Leeds outline possible ways forward to (re)negotiate rural livelihood and landscape resilience, reflecting on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention, largely conducted in Tanzania. Watch the video
To our YouTube channel
Latest Open Access Articles in the EJDR
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) has three new open access articles:
The EJDR is EADI' Journal. Read it now!
Highlight: Risks and Prevention of Internal Conflicts
Open access book: The determinants of internal conflict in the world: How to estimate the risks and better target prevention efforts?
Recent years have seen an increase in the number and intensity of armed conflicts, fuelled in particular by an increase in the number and intensity of terrorist incidents and an increasingly important part played by organised crime. These conflicts are the result of a variety of economic, social, demographic, climatic and geographic factors. This book, based on a retrospective basis, makes it possible to identify the main factors that trigger conflicts and to distinguish between structural and non-structural factors. Read more
The book is also available in French
Thematic Focus: Extractivism and Natural Resources
‘Agro Sí, Mina NO!’ the Tía Maria Copper Mine, State Terrorism and Social War by Every Means in the Tambo Valley, Peru
2021/02 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); Political Geography 71; Author(s): Alexander Dunlap

Disentangling Mining and Migratory Routes in West Africa Decisions de Move in Migranticised Settings
2021/01 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Matthieu Bolay

The Case of Columbia - The Becoming of Coal Mining and the Security Around It
2021/02 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Line Jespersgaard Jakobsen

Shifting the Course? The Impact of Chinese Finance on Extractivism in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
2021/01 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Journal für Entwicklungspolitik; Author(s): Bernhard Tröster, Karin Küblböck
When Jihadists Broker Peace - Natural Resource Conflicts as Weapons of War in Mali’s Protracted Crisis
2021/02 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); briefing paper; Author(s): Boubacar Ba & Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde

Carbon Neutrality in Europe: Future Challenges for the Gas Infrastructure
2021/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Ines Bouacida, Nicolas Berghmans

Resistance, Repression and Elite Dynamics: Unpacking Violence in the Guatemalan Mining Sector
2021/01 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); Geoforum, Vol. 118: 117-129; Author(s): Anna G. Sveinsdóttira, Mariel Aguilar-Støen & Benedicte Bull

The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development
2021/02 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Policy Brief 34; Author(s): Katja Hujo
Premium Members Publication Picks
Public Opinion on International Solidarity in the Coronavirus Pandemic
2021/02 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Sebastian H. Schneider et al

Towards an Urban Degrowth: Habitability, Finity and Polycentric Autonomism
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space; Author(s): Federico Savini

The Empty Promise of Urbanisation: Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan
2021/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): ali Cheema et al

What Have We Learned About Learning? Unpacking the Relationship Between Knowledge and Organisational Change in Development Agencies
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Pablo Yanguas

‘Nothing About Us, Without Us’: Reflections on the Challenges of Building Land in Our Hands, a National Land Network in Myanmar/Burma
2021/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); The Journal of Peasant Studies; Author(s): Doi Ra, Khu Khu Ju
Debt, (Un)Freedom, and Development: Lessons From Contemporary Asia
2021/02 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Geoforum; Author(s): Nithya Natarajan, Laurie Parsons et al

Increasing Security of Supply for Critical Medical and Pharmaceutical Goods in the EU: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021/02 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Jan Grumiller, Hannes Grohs

Regional Solutions: Regulating Recruitment and Protection of African Migrant Workers in the Gulf and the Middle East
2021/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Amanda Bisong

Inter-Group Interaction and Attitudes to Migrants
2021/02 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Mintewab Bezabih et al

Indonésie : L'envol Mouvementé Du Garuda
2021/02 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); open access book; Author(s): Jean-Luc Maurer
Read more about EADI Members
Calls
Call for Papers: PhD Workshop at thePEGNet Virtual Conference 2021Climate Risks and Policies: Towards Resilient Low-Carbon Economies, 22,23 March
Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet); Deadline: 3 March

Call for Papers: “COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America” of the Journal of Politics in Latin America
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 15 March

Request for Research Proposals - Detecting and Countering Illicit Financial Flows
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 15 March

More calls on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
Roundtable 1: Researching (During) Covid-19
19 February, 13.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Financialization-Personal Finance-Migration Linkages: The Case of the UK
19 February, 10:00 GMT; Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

Joining Forces: Strengthening the Climate Justice and Energy Democracy Movements.
22 February, 15.00 CET; Transnational Institute (TNI)

Analysing Individual Deprivations Alongside Household Poverty: Possibilities for Gendered, Intrahousehold, and Multidimensional Analyses
22 February, 15:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Youth Mobility, Security and Livelihoods in West Africa and the Horn
23 February, 13.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Urban Dialogue #4: Wellbeing Index
23 February, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: François Bourguignon on COVID-19 and Inequality
23 February, 16:00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

What Future for Advocacy Campaigns? Case Study of 'Black Lives Matter'
24 February, 12.30 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Compressed Development: Time and Timing in Economic and Social Development
24 February, 12:00 GMT; Global Development Institute (GDI);

Giga Talk: Stretching Boundaries: How Chief Executives Expand Their Power
24 February, 16,00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

How Can Development Cooperation Support Climate Action?
24 February, 14:00 CET; Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)

Using Energy Technologies to Alleviate Poverty in Nepal
24 February, 12:30 GMT; Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)

Crucibles of Exile: Palestinian Education and the Politics of Regeneration, 1948 - 1967
24 February, 17:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

The Global Environmental Crisis and Emission Rights: The Rise of Green Extractivism in Mozambique
25 February, 13.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Online Seminar: COVID-19 From the Margins
25 February, 17.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR);

Online Book Launch - Africa and the Backlash Against International Courts
25 February, 11:00 CET; Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC)

Building a Peace We Don’t Know? The Power of Subjunctive Technologies in Peacebuilding
25 February, 16,15 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence
25 February, 18.30 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Urban Theo-Topias in India: Religious Identities, the State, Private Capital and the Making of the New ‘Ordinary’ Person
26 February, 10:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Panel Discussion on the Future of Sustainable Natural Resource Governance
26 February, 14:00 CET; ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

A Feminist Foreign Policy for a Climate-Just Future?
1 March, 15,30 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

The Quiet Failures of Early Neoliberalism
1 March, 12.30 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

China, Ecological Civilisation, and Green Economy Vision: 2021 and Beyond
1 March, 12:00 GMT; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The Politics of Evidence in Global Emergencies – Lessons From Covid-19
2 March, 12.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Lecture: Mobility, Migration and Climate Change
2 March, 18.15 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Unpacking the Persecution Problem
3 March, 19:00 GMT; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

Governance in Small States
4 March, 16.00 – 17.30 CET; Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI), University of Malta

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Training
Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2021 (Digital)
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline 31 March

International Master's Scholarship Scheme
Department of International Development, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Deadline 18 April

More courses and trainings on the EADI Website
Jobs
Researcher on Financial Systems in Africa
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 21 February

Head of the African Leadership Academy
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 26 February

Researcher African Leadership Academy
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 26 February

Research Fellow - International Cooperation in Support of National Low-Emission Transformations
2021/02 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Deadline: 28 February

Two Positions at GIGA`s Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL)
2021/02 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 1 March

Executive Director Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Germany)
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 5 March

Researcher Global H2 Potential Atlas
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 7 March

Doctoral Researcher "Analysing the Conditions and Potential Co-Benefits of Producing Green Hydrogen in Selected Partner Countries of Germany"
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 7 March

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Epidemics and the Environment: How to Put Health Crises Behind Us
2021/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Serge Morand

Blog: Why the World Needs Global Governance for Science Cooperation
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Anna Schwachula

Blog: Globalization and Decommissioning Democracy
2021/02 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Howard Wachtel

Blog: Modelling Transition Risk
2021/02 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Tim Jackson

Blog: Economic Patriotism: Understandable but Dangerous
2021/02 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Andrés Ortega

Blog: Effective Interventions to Increase Food and Nutrition Security in Response to Covid-19
2021/02 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); blog post; Author(s): Hanna Freudenreich et al,

Blog: Surprise Success – Moving SA-TIED Seminars Online Makes Them More Engaging and Fruitful
2021/02 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Anne Tomi

Blog: The Moral Intersections of Gender Justice in Post-Revolution Sudan
2021/02 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Siri Lamoureaux

Blog: The Often Forgotten Role of Small and Intermediate Urban Centres
2021/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): David Satterthwaite

Opinion: Middle Powers Realities in the EU Amid Great Power Ambitions: A Way Forward Amid the Covid-19 Crises
2021/02 – European Institute of Romania (EIR); Opinion; Author(s): Radu Magdin

Blog: The Psychological Bases of Gender Differences in Political and Economic Decisions
2021/02 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Gianluca Grimalda

Blog: Communicating Disease: Keith Haring’s AIDS Paintings as a Means for Social Activism
2021/02 – Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna; International History and Politics of Epidemics; Author(s): Viola Ziehaus

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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