EADI eNewsletter #4/ 2021 | Palestinian Women, Decolonising Area Studies & More

2nd Issue April 2021

Editorial

Although it is still a bit more than a month to go, we are happy to announce our very first virtual dialogue in French language on 18 May: « Entre terrain de jeux géostratégiques et aspiration à maitriser son développement: quel futur pour l’Amérique centrale?« . We can also  inform you that the early bird registration deadline for the EADI-ISS Conference #Solidarity2021 has been extended to 2 May, and our latest blog post reflects on the discipline of Area Studies and how it is often regarded as inferior to other disciplines. Today’s publication picks are all around climate change, and, as always, the collection of vacancies, calls, online offers, and blogs can be found at the very bottom.
From our Blog: Area Studies Must Be Decolonised
« The discipline’s existence reflects an enduring Western belief in the inferiority of knowledge production specific to different cultures » writes David Simon in our latest blog post. « Recognising and labelling research specifically about Europe or North America as European or North American studies respectively might enable us superficially to regard that particular playing field as having been levelled. However, that would not address the deeper problem of how area studies is often regarded as inferior: an esoteric minority interest in relation to the supposed disciplinary “mainstream”, where theoretical and conceptual innovation are held to take place. » Read the post
To the blog overview
EADI-ISS Conference: Early Bird Fee Extended to 2 May
We are pleased to inform you that the early bird registration fee for our flagship event, the EADI-ISS Conference « Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice », taking place online 5-8 July 2021, has been extended to 2 May. Apart from academic panel sessions, the conference will feature exciting social and networking sessions. Reduced fees are offered for PhD researchers, students, and ISS alumni. Register now!
Alternative Ways to Women’s Empowerment in Palestine
Don’t miss our second distinguished guest lecture on 21 April, 11.00 CET: Eileen Kuttab from Birzeit University will talk about « Colonialization, Neo-Liberalization and Patriarchy: Palestinian Women’s Search for an Alternative Approach to Economic and Social Empowerment ». She will explore how and why women were disempowered in the Palestinian labour market, and how their role in the national economy was affected. Read more and register
EJDR: Latest Open Access Articles
Our Journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) has four new open access articles:

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News from EADI Working Groups: Social Protection Brief
Our Working Group on Social Protection has published a comprehensive new Social Protection Brief with summaries of and links to nine new publications, as well as a free online course on social protection and the announcement of a new discussion group. Read the brief
Featured EADI Member: GIGA
The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) conducts social-science research with real-world relevance on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and on global developments. The institute is committed to a global approach to scholarship, which works with perspectives, concepts, and experiences from different world regions. Its latest activities are:
Confronting Colonialism in Germany: Are We Doing Enough?
Germany is renowned for laying the ground rules for what became known as the “scramble for Africa” in 1885. This GIGA Forum on 21 April will look back on Germany’s colonial past, critically evaluate the colonial discourse, its implications for society, and the role of Social Science in confronting colonialism in Germany.Read more and register
The Arab uprisings and the return of repression
This paper advocates comprehensive research on the risen levels of repression that can be observed across the region and reflect a diversity of repressive trends. It reviews recent literature that tackles various dimensions of repression in Arab autocracies and reflects on how repression affects the possibility of doing research and how the proposed dimensions of repression can be investigated. Read the paper
Highlight: Post-COVID: New Role for EU-Africa Partnership
A new multilateralism for the post-COVID world: What role for the EU-Africa partnership?
Multilateralism has been in trouble for a while, particularly​ ​at the global level. Yet, the European Union (EU) and its​ ​member states have remained among its staunchest​ ​supporters. ​I​n their June 2019 Council Conclusions, EU​ ​leaders drew the outlines of a common European vision to​ ​uphold, extend and reform the multilateral system. Against​ ​an increasingly complex and contested geopolitical​ ​backdrop, these goals were further developed in the​ ​recent EU Communication on Multilateralism, published in​ ​February 2021. Read thelatest publication by the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)
Thematic Focus: Climate
.Assessing the Adequacy of the Global Response to the Paris Agreement: Toward a Full Appraisal of Climate Ambition and Action
2021/03 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Earth System Governance; Author(s): Marta Torres Gunfaus, Henri Waisman

Towards an Environmental Goods Agreement Style (EGAST) Agenda to Improve the Regime Complex for Climate Change
2021/04 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); research paper; Author(s): Jaime de Melo, Jean-Marc Solleder

‘Seeing With Empty Eyes’: A Systems Approach to Understand Climate Change and Mental Health in Bangladesh
2021/03 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Climatic Change; Author(s): Gemma Hayward Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

Climate Ambition and Sustainable Development for a New Decade: A Catalytic Framework
2021/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Global Policy; Author(s): Sander Chan, Idil Boran et al

Earth’s Future. Identifying a Safe and Just Corridor for People and the Planet
2021/04 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Advancing Earth and Space Science; Author(s): Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta et al.

Predictors of Access to and Willingness to Pay for Climate Information Services in North-Eastern Ghana: A Gendered Perspective
2021/04 – Sustainability Research Institute; Environmental Development 37; Author(s): Philip Antwi-Agye et al.

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Premium Members Publication Picks
.The Distributional Impacts of Development Cooperation Projects
2021/03 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Christiane Morabito, Maria Negre, Miguel Nino Zarazua

Knowledge Diplomacy and the Future(s) of Global Cooperation
2021/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); E-International Relations; Author(s): Ariel Macaspac Hernandez

Increasing Resilience and Security of Supply Production Post-COVID-19: From Global to Regional Value Chains?
2021/04 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Jan Grumiller, Hannes Grohs,Christian Reiner

Data Privacy and Residential Smart Meters: Comparative Analysis and Harmonization Potential
2021/03 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Utilities Policy; Author(s): Dasom Lee, David J. Hess

Prevalence, Risk Factors and Association With Delivery Outcome of Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Pregnant Women in Southern Ethiopia
2021/03 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); PLOS One; Author(s): Mengistu Hailemariam Zenebe, Zeleke Mekonnen, Eskindir Loha, Elizaveta Padalko

Redefining Humanitarianism in the Making: Grassroots/Volunteer Organisations in Samos (Greece)
2021/04 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Yaël Parrotta

Reinvigorating Human Development in EU External Action
2021/04 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Pauline Veron, Katja Sergejeff

Covid-19 and Research in Conflict-Affected Contexts: Distanced Methods and the Digitalisation of Suffering
2021/04 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Qualitative Research; Author(s): David Mwambari, Andrea Purdeková, Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka

Tired and Trapped: Life Stories From Cotton Millworkers in Tamil Nadu
2021/03 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Mariah Cannon, Pauline Oosterhoff

The Sustainability of the Portuguese Prison System: A Criminal Justice System in Masculine Form?
2021/01 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Social Sciences; Author(s): Sandra Patrícia Marques Pereira, Pedro Miguel Alves Ribeiro Correia

Read more about EADI Members
Training
Call for Applications: Master in Cooperation and Development November 2021 – January 2023
2021/04 – Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS); Deadline: 30 June

More courses and trainings on the EADI Website

Open Online Activities
Access to Nutrition – How Can We Make Nutritious Food Affordable for all?
16 April, 13:00 GMT; Food Business and Development, University College Cork (UCC)

How Can We Create Just Food Systems? Urban Perspectives With a Focus on the Global South
20 April, 10.30 CET; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM);

Urban Dialogue #6: MOOC’s: Experiences and Potentials
20 April, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research
20 April, 17.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Troubled Waters – Chinese Fishing Fleets on African Shores
21 April, 08:30 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Lecture: Claiming Labor Rights
21 April, 12:00 CEST; UiB Global, University of Bergen;

Gender, Conflict Settlement and Democratization: Prospects and Challenges for the OSCE Agenda
21 April, 14:00 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Panel: Confronting Colonialism in Germany: Are We Doing Enough?
21 April, 16.00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

How to Respond to Reviewers: A Panel Discussion With Journal Editors
22 April, 10.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Trajectories of Radicalization in Post-War Sri Lanka
22 April, 13.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

HCRI Research Seminar: Humanitarianism and Inequalities
22 April, 15:00 GMT; Global Development Institute (GDI);

Thinking Through the Crises #4 | Feminist Self-Defence Against Violence. A Vital Critique of Neoliberalism as a Regime of Death
22 April, 15.30 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Global Health in Disarray?: What Next?
22 April, 16.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Walter Scheidel – Inequality and the Endless Dance of Technology and Power
23 April, 17:00 CET; Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

Double Agents and the Making of Globalisation: How Global Boardrooms Shape the World Polity
26 April, 12.30 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Afghanistan Peace Talks. A Road to Nowhere? Panel Discussion With Prominent Afghan Experts
26 April, 15:30 CET; Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies
26 April, 19.00 CET; Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

How Does Today’s Democracy Affect Our Understanding of Sustainability?
27 April, 12:00 CET; Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM)

Online Lecture: Digital Diplomacy: Shaping Global Transformation
27 April, 14.30 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA);

Black Masculinity in the Long Crisis of Racial Capitalism
27 April, 16.15 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Bruno Martorano on Protests and Social Mobilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic
27 April, 16:00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

After the Lockdowns: Did Covid-19 Kill Global Britain?
27 April, 18:30 GMT+1; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

Rethinking the State: From Public Goods to Public Value (Pakistan Hub Series)
28 April, 12.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton;

Bridging Race and Migration Studies: Barak Kalir. Race and Migrants’ Illegalization and Deportation
28 April, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Imagining Abolition Ecofeminism(s)
29 April, 16.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Racism and Environmental Justice; Toxic Environments
29 April, 16.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Book Launch and Roundtable
29 April, 15:00 GMT+1; Global Development Institute (GDI)

Statephobia: Whose Sovereignty? Anti-Lockdown Protests and the (Geo)Politikc of Statephobia
29 April, 20.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website

Jobs
Consultant – Support to Development of LIFE-AR Communication and Engagement Strategy
2021/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 19 April

Lecturer in Ecological and/or Environmental Economics
2021/04 – Sustainability Research Institute; Deadline: 20 April

Lecturer in Business, Environment and Development
2021/04 – Sustainability Research Institute; Deadline: 20 April

Research Consultant – Agricultural Expansion and Food / Forest Trade-Offs in Sub-Saharan Africa
2021/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 20 April

Postdoctoral GIS Researcher in Environmental, Housing and Health Inequalities
2021/03 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 21 April

Programme Manager, Climate Governance and Finance
2021/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 25 April

Africa International Postgraduate Scholarships
2021/03 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 30 April

Director, CMI- Chr. Michelsen Institute
2021/04 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 1 May

Researcher (F/m/diverse) on Contested Mobility
2021/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 2 May

Three-Year PhD Scholarships 2021-2024 (Development Economics)
2021/04 – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Deadline: 9 May

More jobs on the EADI Website

Calls
Call for Abstracts: INQUIMUS workshop on transformational risk management and Loss & Damage, 30.11. – 02.12.21 December 2021 in Laxenburg, Austria.
2021/04 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Deadline 15 May

Call for Papers: Sustainability in Global Value Chains, Vienna, 7 December 2021
2021/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 31 May

Call for Research Proposals: Challenge IA-Biodiv : « Research in Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Biodiversity »
2021/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Deadline: 31 August

More calls on the EADI website

Opinions
Blog: India’s Farm Ordinances: Fuelling a Famine
2021/04 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Karishma Shelar

Blog: The Pandemic’s Gendered Impact on Livelihoods and Wellbeing: Evidence From India
2021/04 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); blog post; Author(s): Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon

Blog: Here’s Why Indigenous Economics Is the Key to Saving Nature
2021/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Krystyna Swiderska

Blog: Inventing a Geopolitics of Effort for Biodiversity
2021/04 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Aleksandar Rankovic

Blog: Repressive Governments Play Whack-a-Mole With Africans’ Digital Rights
2021/04 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Tony Roberts

Blog: A More Ambitious G20 for a Sustainable Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation
2021 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Imme Scholz

Blog: Follow the Money – How Careless Finance Is Ruining Social Care
2021/04 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Christien Corlet Walker, Tim Jackson & Angela Druckman

Blog: Urban Agriculture: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Green
2021/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Christine Aubry

Blog: Remote Research: A Story About “Being There”
2021/03 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Elizabeth Cooper

Blog: Hrishipara Daily Financial Diary: The Transactions Our Diarists Didn’t Make
2021/04 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Stuart Rutherford

Blog: Water2me and Shared Water Security
2021/04 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); blog post; Author(s): Rachel Cooper

Opinion: The Social Contract in Africa: Social Movements Must Claim Bigger Role in Public Arena
2021/04 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website