EADI eNewsletter #10/1 2022 | Marx, Discourses of the Anthropocene & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
  1st Issue October 2022

Today we can offer you an interesting new perspective on Marx and Colonialism given by a researcher who has read almost everything Marx ever wrote. We also invite you to join us for a hybrid lecture and discussion on tackling the climate challenge in the Anthropocene which aims to revisit the fundamental connection between climate change and related megatrends. The Anthropocene is also the thematic focus of our paper collection today where we’ve put together some insightful reflections on relevant discourses. And, as always, we showcase further publications, opinions, calls and job offers collected during the last two weeks.

New On Our Blog: Marx and Colonialism

In our latest blog post, Lucia Pradella from King’s College, London, counters the widespread belief that Marx did not systematically consider the role of colonialism within the process of capital accumulation. Based on Marx’s 20,000 print page long notebooks, she argues that his position changed over time, and that he finally « integrated imperialism into his critique of political economy and overcame his unidirectional view of international revolution. He realised that material improvements in the condition of the working class in imperialist countries could make international solidarity more difficult. And colonised peoples were not passive actors that had to wait for the industrial proletariat in Europe to wake up and overthrow capitalism. »
Read the post To the blog overview
Tackling the Climate Challenge in the Anthropocene:
On 17 October we cordially invite you to the first lecture in the hybrid « Global Megatrend » series. Under a « business as usual » framework, without reinforcing new national pledges and long-term strategies to tackle climate change, the world would warm up by far the aspirational goal for warming with the potential to exacerbate threats and new security challenges worldwide. This would mean an additional effort to support the ‛Glasgow Climate Pact’ in order to address the legitimate expectations of the heterogeneous Global South and the consequences of loss and damage from climate change. Read more and register
EJDR: New Paper Collection on Climate Change
Our Journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), has put together all recent open access papers on climate change, e.g. Community Participation in Disaster Recovery Programs: A Study of a Coastal Area in Bangladesh Three Dimensions of Green Industrial Policy in the Context of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Factors Influencing Smallholder Rice Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climate Change and Variability in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam
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Highlight: Global Consequences of the War in Ukraine
Global Economic Consequences of the War in Ukraine. Sanctions, Supply Chains and Sustainability Will the war in the Ukraine radically reshuffle the global economic, financial and political order? Half a year after the Russian invasion, it has become increasingly clear that some of the changes will be far-reaching and are likely to be persistent. This new eBook by the Graduate Institute in Geneva brings together a selection of representative contributions to the Vox debate on the economic consequences of the invasion for an early stocktaking of lessons and to provide a first assessment on what might lie ahead. Read more
Thematic Focus: Discourses of the Anthropocene
Narrating ecological grief and hope through reproduction and translations
Li Jönsson & Kristina Lindström – School of Arts and Communication, University Malmö (K3)

Political ecological correctness and the problem of limits
Political Geography: ErikGomez-Baggethun – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

The nuclear–environment nexus and human development in the Anthropocene
Rens van Munster & Casper Sylvest – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Wounded relational worlds: Destruction and resilience of multispecies relationality in the age of climate change
Alternautas: Diego Silva-Garzon, Nathalia Hernandez Vidal, Christina Holmes – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

The Influence of Framing Plant-Based Products in Terms of Their Health vs. Environmental Benefits: Interactions with Individual Wellbeing
International Journal for Environmental Research and Public Health: Amy Isham, Judith Geusen & Birgitta Gatersleben – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
Premium Members Publication Picks
Land, labour, social reproduction and the global land rush: Insights from Myanmar
Doi Ra – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Half-time analysis: How is Team Europe doing?
Alexei Jones, Katja Sergejeff – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Understanding Commodity Markets to Effectively Address Price Increases and Volatility in A Post-COVID-19 World
Susan Newman, Sophie van Huellen – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)

Internal climate migration in a new era of scarcity
Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, Arne Wiig – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Public bank lending in Africa in times of crisis
Florian LEON – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Green and Social Regulation of Second Hand Appliance Markets: the Case of Air Conditioners in the Philippines
Circular Economy and Sustainability; Babette Never – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) Inequality Interactions: The Dynamics of Multidimensional Inequalities
Development and Change: Paul Segal – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

Social Protection Intervention: Evaluation Research Design
Giel Ton, Keetie Roelen, Neil Howard, Lopita Huq – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Dying Dreams in Tajikistan’s Global Borderland
Current History: Till Mostowlansky – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Designing policy mixes for the sustainable management of water resources
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning: Simon Schaub, Colette Vogeler, Florence Metz – Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

China’s engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean: Geopolitical challenges and the role of the EU
Barbara Hogenboom, Michiel Baud, Diego Steinhöfel – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)
Read more about EADI Members
Training African-German Leadership Academy 17 April to 15 July 2023
Application Deadline: 24 October 2022 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Winter course / Cours d’hiver Défis éthiques et émotionnels de la recherche de terrain 30 janvier – 3 février 2023
Institut d’Etudes du Développement (UCL/DVLP)
MA in Media and Global Development
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)
MSc in Impact Evaluation for Global Development
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)
MA in Gender Analysis in Global Development
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website Opinions Extreme events are the new normal, and not just in the weather
Walden Bello – Transnational Institute TNI
How recognizing the Amazon rainforest as non-human helps counter human-driven ‘sustainable development’ interventions
Luciana dos Santos Duarte – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Pressing for global action on antimicrobial resistance
Gerald Bloom – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
How do IDPs and refugees fit within traditional, indigenous, and local knowledge of disasters?
Mhari Gordon – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)
How a Rights-Based Economy Can Help us Overcome the Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges of Our Time
Ohene Ampofo-Anti & Alina Saba – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Emergency framing for climate, environment and livelihoods – Emergencies, wellbeing and social justice in the Anthropocene
Lindsay Stringer – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)
Pandemic lessons from Karachi
Arif Hasan & Amal Hashim – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Who Is Poor and Ultra-Poor In Urban Bangladesh?
Nusrat Jahan, Dr Imran Matin & Prof David Hulme – Global Development Institute (GDI)
Transforming community services through mutualism, social enterprise and democracy
Ian Vickers – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
Lives can be improved when policymakers and researchers collaborate
Isabelle Beyera – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Tackling data scarcity in developing countries through public-private partnerships
Mustafizur Rahman – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC
Hydrogen imports in Europe: a lever for climate cooperation?
Ines Bouacida – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
Russia in Africa: A new Cold War?
Ton Dietz – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)
Calls Coloniality and contestation at the crossroads of just energy transitions Call-for-Papers for Special Issue and Workshop in Sheffield, 12-13 January 2023
Deadline: 15 October 2022
Call for papers – “JIRD Special Forum: The responsibility to remain silent?”
Deadline: 30 October 2022 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)
Call for Papers: Generation Exodus? Youth Mobility Politics and radical change in West Africa
Deadline: 31 October – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Open Call for Virtual Mobility Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2022 – Global Partnership Network (GPN)
Global Development Awards Competition (GDAC) 2022: ‘Post-COVID-19 Governance – Learning from challenging circumstances to build better governance systems’
Deadline: 14 November 2022 – Global Development Network
Call for Papers: « Beauty and Power: Aesthetics, History, & International Law »
Deadline: 25 November 2022 – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

See more calls on the EADI website Jobs Assistant Professor in Gender Justice and Health Technology in Africa
African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) – Deadline: 10 October 2022
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Global Development Network
Deadline: 16 October 2022
Researcher – Locally Controlled Forest Business
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 16 October 2022
Head of Operations (P-4), Helsinki, Finland
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 16 October 2022
Research Manager ‘Circular economy and climate policy’
Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) – Deadline: 18 October 2022
Researcher (m/f/diverse): Transformation of Economic and Social Systems
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 23 October 2022
Researcher – Nature, Rights & Wellbeing
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 23 October 2022
Assistant / associate Professor EU Political Science
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 28 October 2022
Postdoc position at KITLV – KNAW for research project Cyber Troops in Southeast Asia
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 01 November 2022
Doctoral Researcher (TVL E 13 / 65%)
Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) – Deadline: 06 November 2022
PhD studentship: Experiencing flow in nature—evaluating impacts on wellbeing, values, and pro-environmental behaviours
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) – Deadline: 09 November 2022

See more job offers on the EADI website