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2nd Issue January 2019

Editorial

Today we are proud and happy to announce that our latest book in the EADI Global Development Series is out! "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" sheds the light on current state and future visions of international development studies from various perspectives. Apart from that, we look forward to hosting the interactive workshop “How do we know the world?” today at our premises in Bonn. If you're interested in the topic, you still have the chance for virtual participation in the plenary session at 2 pm. And: we are hiring!  Take a scroll!
New EADI Book!
Our new book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" examines how the field of international Development Studies engages with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and scientific impact, and perspectives from the Global South. The authors focus on social and democratic transformation, inclusive development and global environmental issues, and implications for research practices. Leading academics provide an excellent overview of recent insights for post-graduate students and scholars in these research areas.
 
The book
  • Contributes to debates on current state and future visions of international development studies
  • Presents contributions of Anglophone, Francophone and Spanish-language social science traditions and academic communities in the global South by leading scholars in the field
  • Discusses recent epistemological and ontological discussions on knowledges and qualities of engaged research

    You can order the book or access to separate chapters here
From our Blog
Our latest blog article "Development Studies Need Social Engagement!" is also related to our new book, as it is taken from the introduction by Elisabetta Basile and Isa Baud: "This ‘new geography of global poverty’ challenges mainstream analyses of poverty and poverty reduction policies. It confirms that economic growth does not lead automatically to poverty reduction. It shows that poverty reduction also requires income re-distribution policies and targeted interventions on economic and non-economic forms of inequality, and explicit attention to the multiple dimensions of poverty and discrimination against specific social groups." Read more
We're hiring a Knowledge Partnership Officer!
For our Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship Project, we are looking for a Knowledge Partnership Officer (50%) for a 18-month contract starting in March 2019.  The application deadline is 31 January.
The tasks include:
  • Planning and implementation of three knowledge partnerships in three European regions among academia and NGOs (including regional events and conferences and one final conference)
  • Coordination of a MOOC to be used in higher education
  • Acting as a team member of an international, remote team within the partnerships team coordinated by IDEA, Ireland
  • Administration of expenses, project accounting
  • Preparation of progress reports
  • Representing the knowledge partnerships in external events
  • Conducting any other tasks broadly in line with the job profile
Read the full vacancy announcement!
News  from EADI Working Groups
Today's workshop "Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we “know” the world?" Is organised by our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development and brings together a diverse range of academics and practitioners from all parts of the world to share their reflections on critical scholarship and the ways we produce knowledge. You still have a last-minute chance for virtual particpation in the plenary session, starting at 2 pm. Alternatively, you can follow the blog series on the discussed topics on the working group's homepage "Convivial Thinking" where the introductory article is already online.
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Latest EADI Webinars
In case you have missed it, you can watch now our latest webinar on Mixed Method Research on poverty, inequality and economic development online. The webinar was organised by our Working Group on “Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics” and focused on the use of mixed methods approaches within development research on poverty,
inequality, and economic development, as well as on their interactions. The event shared the insights from a recent EADI/CROP event. Watch the webinar here
Learn more about EADI Webinars
If you're a student member of EADI or want to join us as part of our free student membership, our mentoring programme  “Develop Your Talent” might be just the right thing for you: it provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. In this programme, experienced scholars provide one-to-one guidance and support to young researchers pursuing a career in academia. As some of our mentors are also active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise. Read more
Highlight: Challenges for Africa-Europe Relations

This year's challenge paper by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) analyses the institutional and political processes and dynamics that will influence the ability of the African Union and EU to work together on issues of common concern in a spirit of partnership between equals. In addition, it identifies windows of opportunities to revamp the EU-Africa partnership in 2019. This paper examines some of those and looks ahead at what to expect in the coming year. We pay particular attention to converging and diverging interests, across member states, between the member states and their respective continental organisations – the EU and the African Union, and between the two continents themselves. Read more

Featured EADI Partner
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation. ACUNS promotes teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between academics, practitioners, civil society and students.

From 6 to 13 April, ACUNS will be hosting a workshop "The Sustainable Development Goals and Security" at Stellenbosch Universtity, South Africa. If you're interested in joining the workshop, you can submit your application until 25 January. Read more

ACUNS' annual meeting "The UN and Africa: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs" will also take place in South Africa, from 19 to 21. The call for papers, workshops and posters is open until 4 February. Read more

If you're interested in the ACUNS 2019 Dissertation Award, you can submit your application until 19 February. Read more
Learn more about EADI Partners
Featured Publications
Impact of Financial Inclusion in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Reviews
2019/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Philip Mader

The European Union and Practices of Governing Space and Population in Contested States: Insights From EUPOL COPPS in Palestine
2018/12 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Geopolitics; Author(s): Dimitris Bouris; Beste İşleyen

Denmark as a New Security Actor in the Gulf of Guinea (PDF)
2019/01 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Jessica Larsen; Christine Nissen

Community Mills and Women's Empowerment in Burkina Faso (PDF)
2018/12 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Études et Documents; Author(s): Claudio Araujo, Catherine Araujo-,Bonjean Victor Beguerie

Contribution Analysis and Estimating the Size of Effects: Can We Reconcile the Possible With the Impossible?
2019/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; CDI Practice Paper;20; Author(s): Giel Ton et al

Using Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India (PDF)
2019/01 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Rina Agarwala

Measuring Distortions in International Markets: The Aluminium Value Chain (PDF)
2019/01 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); OECD Trade Policy Papers
The City as an Agent of Refugee Integration
2018/12 – Urban Planning; Author(s): Jeroen Doomernik; Djoeke Ardon; Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development? (PDF)
2019/01 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Working Paper Development Policies; Author(s): Patrick Imam and Kangni Kpodar

Towards a Borderless Africa? Regional Organisations and Free Movement of Persons in West and North-East Africa
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Eva Dick, Benjamin Schraven

 Identity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South (PDF)
2019/01 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Wendy Hunter

Promises and Risks of Nonstate Action in Climate and Sustainability Governance
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); WIREs Clim Change. 2019;e572.; Author(s): Sander Chan et al

Legal Empowerment and Horizontal Inequalities After Conflict (PDF)
2019/01 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Lars Waldorf
 
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call for Papers: Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) Sponsored Sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London, 28-30 August 2019
Deadline: 30 January

Call for Submissions: Environmental Justice Conference 2019, Norwich, UK, 2 July - 4 July 2019, Talks / Panel Discussions / Academic-Activist Roundtables / Workshop Events
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); Deadline: 31 January

Call for Papers: Financialization and Premature De-Industrialization in the African Context at ECAS2019. Africa: Connections and Disruptions Edinburgh, June 12-14 2019
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA); Deadline: 21 January

Call for Papers, and Scholarship Applications, 2019 HDCA Conference “Connecting Capabilities”, London, 9-11 September
University College London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Birkbeck, the University of East London (UEL) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC); Deadline: 15 February

Call: DSA Conference 2020 & 2022 - Call for Hosting Proposals
Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline 1 May

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Full Professor, Management of International Social Challenges (1.0 FTE)
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 20 January

Postdoctoral Position in the Research Project “The Space and Role of Political Science in the Evolving Democratic Transformation in Africa”.
The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 31 January

Research Fellow in the Project “ Large -Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change and Social Conflict"
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on 4 February 2019

PhD Fellow – Project “Making Refugee Integration Sustainable: In Search of Durable Relations With Host Populations in Uganda”
 Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 11 February

Associate Professor (Tenure Track) or Professor, Intenational Development Studies
Development and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä; Deadline: 15 February


More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Thinking Degrowth to Successfully Achieve the Ecological Transition
2019/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Agnès Sinaï

Blog: Migration, Fake News and Reality
2019/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Gabriele Restelli

Blog: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: A Study of Witchcraft Accusation in Northern Ghana by Issah Wumbla - The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
2019/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Issah Wumbla

Blog: What Is at Stake in International Policy-Making in 2019
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Imme Scholz

Blog: What Determines Societal Relevance? By Roy Huijsmans and Elyse Mills - The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
2019/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Roy Huijsmans, Elyse Mills

Blog: Globalization 4.0 Must Provide for the Poorest, or It Risks Causing Chaos for Everyone
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); blog post; Author(s): Sara Pantuliano

Blog: The Impact of Brexit for Developing Countries
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Zoryana Olekseyuk, Clara Brandi
Training
Digital and Technology for International Development, 8 - 12 July 2019
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy
Diplo Foundation

Postgraduate Training Programme for Development Cooperation
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  Internations Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Advanced Master Programmes in Development Studies (Scholarship opportunites)
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB)

More trainings on the EADI Website

 
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