EADI eNewsletter #3/1 2023 | New Podcast Season Launched, Epistemic Erasures & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
1st Issue March 2023
Today we and our podcast partners are happy to announce that we have started releasing season two of our « Hierarchies of Development » podcast. For the next two months we will be adding a new episode every two weeks, so stay tuned in! For the moment, we’ve got two new blog posts for you, and registrations for our July Lisbon conference are coming in. Unfortunately, we also have bad new to share, as we had to postpone the announced virtual dialogue with Joyeeta Gupta until further notice. But as always, we have a rich bunch of publication picks, calls, vacancies and opinions from our member community.
Season 2 Hierarchies of Development Podcast Launched!
We’re proud and happy to present season 2 of our Hierarchies of Development podcast which is a partnership with the Department of International Development at King’s College, London, and the Developing Economics blog. From now on, every two weeks we will be releasing a new episode, starting with the first part of a discussion on money and finance:  Podcast hosts Ingrid and Basile speak to Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima from the University of Leeds, UK, about hierarchies in money and finance. Join us for this exciting episode to hear about core-periphery dynamics of inflation, the role of the International Monetary Fund in assessing debt sustainability and much more! Listen to the podcast
From our Blog: Epistemic Erasures
Understanding epistemic erasures of local & indigenous communities: Decolonizing research and re-imagining alternative partnerships in Development Studies « Epistemic erasures have been the basis for imposing Eurocentric models of living that are capitalist, colonial, racist, and patriarchal, and expressed through alleged “development” interventions », write the authors of this blog. They therefore call for academic research to « further encourage reflection not only on what
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Learning and activism through social media « In an era of ‘Fake News’ and polarised mainstream media, is social media educating young people or exacerbating misconceptions on global injustices? At the height of COVID-19 lockdowns around the world, we saw an acceleration of online social justice campaigns, with localised injustices connecting to global audiences ». This is why Madeleine de Bourdon from the University of Leeds has examined the role of social media and concludes:  » For better or for worse, as educators we must acknowledge the role social media is playing in shaping understandings of global injustice and adapt our pedagogical approaches » Read the post
To the blog overview
Highlight: State of Power 2023: Digital Power
Big Tech has concentrated vast economic power with the collusion of states, which has resulted in expanded surveillance, spiralling disinformation and weakened workers’ rights. The Transnational Institute’s 11th flagship State of Power report exposes the actors, the strategies and the implications of this digital power grab, and shares ideas on how movements might bring technology back under popular control. Read more
Thematic Focus: European Development

Decolonizing Rather than Decentring ‘Europe’
European Foreign Affairs Review  –  Jan Orbie, Antonio Salvador M. Alcazar III, Anissa Bougrea, Szilvia Nagy, Alvaro Oleart, Jonalyn C. Paz, Rahel W. Sebhatu, Tiffany G Williams, Izabella Wodzka – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

Towards effective social mentoring practices for migrant newcomers
Michelle Crijns & Peter De Cuyper – Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA)

Defensive integration through cooperative re-bordering? How member states use internal border controls in Schengen
Journal of European Public Policy  –  Johanna Pettersson Fürst – Department of Government Uppsala University

Report of the High-Level Group on the future of social protection and of the welfare state in the EU
Jozef Pacolet et al. – Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA)

Hesitations and Aspirations of Farmers in Nature-Protected Areas
Sustainability  –  Angela Turck & Wiltrud Terlau – International Center for Sustainable Development (IZNE)

Emergency politics, mass sentiment and the EU during Covid
Comparative European Politics  –  Wang, Chendi; Bojar, Abel; Oana, Ioana‑Elena; Truchlewski, Zbigniew – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Premium Members Publication Picks

Inequalities in education from a global perspective. Theoretical approaches, dimensions and policy discussions
Margarita Langthaler, Julia Malik – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)

When Truth Commission Models Travel: Explaining the Norwegian Case
International Journal of Transitional Justice
Elin Skaar – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

State-led modernization of the Ethiopian sugar industry: questions of power and agency in lowland transformation
Journal of Eastern African Studies  –  Yidneckachew Ayele Zikargie, Poul Wisborg, Logan Cochrane – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

The Global Energy Crisis
Hermine Van Coppenolle, Thijs Van de Graaf, Reinhilde Bouckaert , Kimberley Vandenhole, Erik Paredis, Jasper Praet, Moniek de Jong, Marie Dejonghe, Mathieu Blondeel, Berk Vindevogel – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

The Political Ecology of COVID-19 and Compounded Uncertainties in Marginal Environments Frontiers in Human Dynamics –  Lyla Mehta, D. Parthasarathy, Justin Pickard, Shilpi Srivastava – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

How does globalisation affect social cohesion? Kasper Vrolijk – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Strong sustainability and property rights Eric Kemp-Benedict – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Ripples and their returns: tracing the regulatory security state from the EU to Brazil, back and beyond Journal of European Public Policy –  Anna Leander, Cristiana Gonzales , Luisa Lobato, Pedro dos Santos Maia – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)  

Read more about EADI Members

Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice, Advanced e-learning course
Application deadline 05 March 2023  –  ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)
Ph.D. Course: Pandemics, markets and power, Oslo, 19-22 June 2023
Application deadline: 06 March 2023

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website
Nigeria election: the youth and the Peter Obi option
27 February 2023  –  Oyewole Oladapo – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Southern discomfort: is there value in the concept of the Global South?
Nikita Sud & Diego Sánchez-Ancochea – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

COP27: Negotiating for an outcome on loss and damage to support the most vulnerable
Prakriti Koirala – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Russian Aggression and the Resurrection of Central Europe
Daniel Šitera & Jakub Eberle – Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Spain to be hard hit by climate change
William Chislett – Real Instituto Elcano

Tropical forests: investing for better conservation
Sébastien Treyer – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Decent work for self-employed women in Uganda
C.E. Swinkels – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

The Time Has Come for Multi-dimensional Development Metrics – India’s G20 Presidency
G A Tadas – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

Inequality is a barrier to social justice. Here is how it can be overcome
UNRISD – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

No climate neutrality without critical raw materials
Julian Kamasa – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

Direct support to small scale farmers reduces poverty. What Zambia is doing right
Jukka Pirttilä – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Africa is not a country – especially when it comes to debt
Assem Abu Hatab, Jörgen Levin – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Is the choice Multilateral or Minilateral constellations or do we need both?
Edit Morin-Kovacs – Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (DHF)

How ‘Like-Mindedness’ Became the Key Attribute of the China Containment Strategy
The Diplomat  –  Andreas B. Forsby – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
Call for the admission to the Ph.D. Programmes
Deadline: 16 March 2023 – Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin (CPS)

Call for papers for the conference “Continental Croatia: historical context, current affairs and future perspectives”
Deadline: 30 April, 2023 – Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO)

Commonwealth Scholarships award for MSc in Global Development students in Uganda
Deadline. 28 March 2023 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

See more calls on the EADI website
Research Fellow (m/f/d) (65%)
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 07 March 2023
Policy director for the Green Economy Coalition
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 12 March 2023
Fellow – Knowledge Impact and Policy Cluster
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 13 March 2023
Post-Doctoral Researcher: Sustaining Power: Women’s struggles against backlash in contemporary South Asia (SuPWR)
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 15 March 2023
Analyst/Researcher on NATO and European security policy
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) – Deadline: 15 March 2023
PhD Candidate in Science, Technology, and Society Studies, with a focus on researching diversity and bias in artificial intelligence
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 16 March 2023
Monitoring and evaluation consultant
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 17 March 2023
Senior Specialist – Urban Planning and Management
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Deadline: 22 March 2023
Economist (m/f/diverse): Transformation of Economic and Social Systems
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 26 March 2023
Post-Doc in Economics for a project on climate hazards and migration
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 26 March 2023
Scholarships available: Doctoral research in sustainable development
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF – Deadline: 31 August 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website