EADI eNewsletter #3/2 2023 | Racism and Development & More

2nd Issue March 2023


Today we’d like to remind you that the early bird registration period for our upcoming Lisbon conference will end on 26 March, so if you are planning to attend either in person or online, and to take advantage of the discount, better register right away! Apart from that, we’ve got many interesting news and picks today, just to mention another new podcast episode, a blog post on the nexus between sustainable energy and inequality, and a call for a special EJDR issue on racism,  From our member community, we can recommend two new open access books and some brand new publications on urban development, apart from the opportunities and opinions at the very bottom.

From Our Blog:
Sustainable Energy & InequalitySecuring sufficient, sustainable energy for all needs a massive reduction in global inequalityIn our latest blog post Joel Millward Hopkins from the Sustainability Research Institute in Leeds summarizes the outcomes of a new research around a key sustainable development question: « How much global inequality is permissible in a future that both avoids dangerous levels of climate change, and provides decent material living standards for all? » Unsurprisingly, the synthesis of three different strands of research calls for considerable reductions in global inequality and raises the question whether our current economic system is capable of such unprecedented change. Read the postTo the blog overview

Podcast Season 2:
Another New Episode Out!Get ready for another podcast episode on money and finance! This time, the hosts of our joint podcast with the Department of International Development at King’s College, London, and the Developing Economics blog discuss with Ndongo Samba Sylla From the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dakar the political economy of monetary dependency, the colonial legacy of the Franc of the Financial Community of Africa, the intellectual heritage of Samir Amin and how to organize networks of heterodox economists working on Africa. Listen on your favourite platform

Green Academia:
Rewatch Our Virtual BooklaunchIf you couldn’t make it to our recent  virtual book launch event of Sayan Dey’s Green Academia, watch it now on our YouTube channel! The author and the two discussants touched upon many interesting topics around the aspects of indigeneity, political ecology, science and technology studies, ancestral knowledge systems and indigenous methodologies of research. You can also read Sayan Dey’s blog post explaining his understanding of Green Academia. Watch the event

Race, (Anti-)Racism and Development:
Call for PapersOur journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is sourcing papers for a special issue on Race, (Anti-)Racism and Development. Scheduled for publication in the second half of 2024 the special issue aims to re-centre and reflect upon contemporary scholarship and new directions in thinking on race and development. Guest editors invite papers that critically examine racialised dynamics in and of development and encourage submitting any work that questions prevailing norms and details the intersections, contradictions, multiple experiences, and entry points that can unravel the racialised legacies, practices and conceptualisations of development. 
Read the call

EnerSHelF Closing:
Two Policy Briefs PublishedAs the EnerSHelF Project is finalizing its research results, it has published two policy briefs summarising key recommendations derived from the research for relevant stakeholders and policy makers:Enhancing Energy Supply for Healthcare Facilities in Ghana Requires Interdisciplinary PerspectivesExploring the Determinants of Demand for Solar Systems in Ghanaian Healthcare FacilitiesIf you’re wondering why this so prominently featured in our newsletter: we are proud communication and dissemination partners of the project.Insights into Development Research in HungaryIn case you happen to be in Budapest, Hungary around 20 April, we cordially invite you to our joint conference with the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK) which takes place alongside the upcoming meeting of our Executive Committee. This is a valuable opportunity for us to learn more about and better connect with the Hungarian development research community. 
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Reimagining Civil Society CollaborationsAt a time when uneven power dynamics are high on development actors’ agenda, this open access book is an important contribution to researchers and practitioners working on innovation in development and civil society. While there is much discussion of localization, decolonization and ‘shifting power’ in civil society collaborations in development, the debate thus far centres on the aid system. This book directs attention to CSOs as drivers of development in various contexts that we refer to as the Global South. This book takes a transformative stance, reimagining roles, relations and processes. Read more

Governing the Interlinkages Between the SDGsThis open access book identifies the institutional processes, governance mechanisms and policy mixes that are conducive to devising strategies of integrated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation. Edited by researchers from the German Institute of Development and Sustainability, it examines the dedicated policies targeting the SDGs, as well as political and institutional drivers of synergies and trade-offs between the SDGs in selected key areas – both cross-nationally and in specific country contexts. Their analysis moves beyond the focus on links between SDG indicators and targets. Read more

Thematic Focus: Urban Development
Politicising land subsidence in Jakarta: How land subsidence is the outcome of uneven sociospatial and socionatural processes of capitalist urbanization
Geoforum  –  Bosman Batubara, Michelle Kooy, Margreet Zwarteveen – Amsterdam Institute of Social Studies

Suburban pastoralists: Pastoral adaptation strategies at the rural-urban interface in Nairobi, Kenya
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice  –  Sylvia Rotich, Mikkel Funder & Martin Marani – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia  
International Migration Review  –  Charles Martin-Shields, Katrina Munir-Asen – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Saffron geographies of exclusion: The Disturbed Areas Act of Gujarat
Urban Studies  –  Sheba Tejani – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

City branding in a multi-level governance context: comparing branding performance across five institutional models for urban development in Saudi Arabia  
Journal of Place Management and Development  –  Abdulrhman Alsayel et al. – Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

A systematic review of urban green space research over the last 30 years: A bibliometric analysis  
Heliyon  –  Jenő Zsolt Farkas et al. – Centre for Economic and Regional Studies CERS

 Premium Members Publication Picks
(R)evolution? Exploring the potential of post-development approaches for reforming development cooperation
Francy Köllner – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Pandemic Preparedness for the Real World: Why We Must Invest in Equitable, Ethical and Effective Approaches to Help Prepare for the Next Pandemic
IDS – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Climate change and conflict in the Central Sahel: A shared responsibility to support local resilience
Maëlle Salzinger, Sophie Desmidt – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Social warfare for lithium extraction? Open-pit lithium mining, counterinsurgency tactics and enforcing green extractivism in northern Portugal
Energy Research & Social Science  –  Alexander Dunlap, Mariana Riquito –  Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Potentials for Improving the Socioeconomic Situation of Ghanaian Cocoa Farmers: The Role of Sustainability Initiatives
Hannes Grohs, Jan Grumiller, Andreas Peham – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)

Avenues for Youth Representation in Uganda
Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija, Ragnhild L. Muriaas – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Earth system justice needed to identify and live within Earth system boundaries
Nature Sustainablility  –  Joyeeta Gupta, Diana Liverman, Klaudia Prodani et al. – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Back to Dakar: Decolonizing international political economy through dependency theory
Review of Internatinoal Political Economy  –  Felipe Antunes de Oliveira, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

The Green Transition Dilemma: the Impossible (?) Quest for Prosperity of South American Economies
Annabelle MOREAU-SANTOS, Antoine GODIN – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

The social dynamics of access to land, livelihoods and the rural youth in an era of rapid rural change: Evidence from Ethiopia
Land Use Policy  –  Tsegaye Moreda – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

A scoping review of survey research with gender minority adolescents and youth in low and middle-income countries
PLOS One  –  Isabel Pike, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, Thoai D. Ngo – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Read more about EADI Members
ONLINE COURSE: Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming, 24-28 April 2023
The Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt University, Berlin SLE

Final Call for Module 3 of the CERES PhD Training, May 2023
Research School for International Development CERES

ONLINE COURSE: Management of Development Projects, 08-12 May 2023
The Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt University, Berlin SLE

Economic Fitness & Complexity Spring School 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2023  –  UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

MSc Social Protection
Deadline: 31 March (visa requirement), 31 May (no visa requirement) – International Centre for Sustainable Development

See more courses and trainings on the EADI websiteOpinionsBreaking the link between ‘polycrisis’ and poverty
Vidya Diwakar – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

In praise of flatness. On campus protest and academic community
Willem Schinkel – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Russia’s war propaganda and disinformation: Recentring African agency
Ennatu Domingo, Maëlle Salzinger – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Open Science: A role for the G20 to materialise its global potential?
Benjamin Stewart, Wulf Reiners – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

#6: Life under the Taliban – Discrimination Against Hazaras in the Taliban’s Afghanistan
Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

Technology, Gender and Inequality in the 21st Century
Francisco Cos-Montiel – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Asia’s fastest growing cities… and why these are mostly small cities
David Satterthwaite – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Transnational lived citizenship and local struggles: Ethiopian migrant communities in Nairobi
Tanja Müller – Global Development Institute (GDI)

8 billion people: why trying to control the population is often futile – and harmful
Melanie Channon & Jasmine Fledderojann – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)

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

Canada’s Indo-Pacific tilt
Jonathan Berkshire Miller – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Crisis mode in the Sri Lankan apparel industry: a closer look at the implications for firms and workers
Shyamain Wickramasingha – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)

Chemicals, waste and pollution: the birth of a new science/policy interface
Lucien Chabason – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Reflections from Raisina: great-power politics with Indian spices
Miguel Otero Iglesias – Real Instituto Elcano

Ancient Wisdom for Today and Tomorrow: India’s Presidency of the G20
Amrita Narlikar – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)Calls
Call for papers: The Future of Trade in a Polarized World Order, Vienna, 23-25 June 2023
Deadline extended to 20 March 2023 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development
Call for abstracts and papers: 16th CODESRIA General Assembly « The social sciences and pandemics in Africa »
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Deadline: 15 April 2023
Call for NorDev2023 paper proposals
Deadline: 01 April 2023 – Swedish Development Research NetworkSee more calls on the 

EADI website
Senior Specialist – Urban Planning and Management
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Deadline: 22 March 2023

Senior Research Fellow/ Interdisciplinary Professorial Research Fellow
Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) – Deadline: 24 March 2023

Post-doc Position « Water Allocation, Rights and Institution Study »
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 26 March 2023

Assistant Professor in Political Science – with a Specialization in Comparative Political Behavior
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 28 March 2023

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Sustainability Transition
Masters’ Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation (DEICO) – Deadline: 28 March 2023

Visiting PhD Fellowship
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 31 March 2023

Business Development Manager
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Deadline: 31 March 2023

Assistant Professor of Food, Health Inequalities and Climate Change (1.0 FTE)
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and Planning – Deadline: 03 April 2023

2 Assistant Professors Political Science, International Relations or Interstate Conflict – Security
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 07 April 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher: Religious Cognition Among Religious Minorities
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) – Deadline: 16 April 2023

PhD scholarship – Sustainable food systems in refugee hosting contexts
Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) – Deadline: 16 April 2023

See more job offers on the EADI websiteOpinions continued

Contextualising air quality for inclusive development in Africa
Marleen Dekker et al. – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

International Women’s Day: What Ukranian women refugees are facing today
UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

It’s time to develop better automotive value chains in Africa
Dave Coffey – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website