EADI eNewsletter #7/1 2023 | #NewDevRhythms, Extractivism & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). 1st Issue July 2023
While you are reading these lines we are just about to travel to Lisbon or are already on our way to the EADI/CEsA Lisbon conference which will be starting next week. On this occasion we’d like to remind you that you don’t need to register for the entire conference to watch two outstanding public lectures on 10 and 11 July which will take place during the event. The topics are Development Studies in an Age of Crisis and Soft Authoritarianism which are both of high relevance for our community. If you can’t join us in person or online, check our conference blog series, or follow the hashtag #NewDevRhythms on Twitter. For everything else, please take a quick scroll!
From our Blog
Simplifying Living Income In our latest blog post Ruerd Ruben explores the relationship between poverty lines and living income estimates and suggests assessing living income benchmarks based on poverty line estimates. This would make the related research much easier, as he explains and concludes: « A better understanding of the relationship between poverty line and living income is an attractive shortcut to identify structural causes of living income gaps and to identify strategic opportunities to support poverty reduction ». Read the post
Managerialism versus Climate Justice in financing Loss and Damage « Unpacking the opposing dynamics of management and justice to loss and damage can help understand some key challenges for the future international loss and damage fund », argues David Rossati in the final post of our Debt and Green Transition Series. As opposed to managerial approaches, from the view of justice or equity, « loss and damage is much more than the marketization proposed by managerial styles. It should involve a full assumption of responsibility, if not even liability, from the biggest historical polluters. » Read the post
To the blog overview
Latest EADI Event to Watch Online In this talk, Anke Schwittay presents the outlines of a critical-creative pedagogy she has developed in response to her own students who often feel disillusioned and cynical when encountering hyper-critical teaching. Through whole-person learning, the use of design and arts methods and praxis, this pedagogy aims to equip students with critical hope to use their knowledge, orientations and politics to imagine heterodox ways of responding to today’s challenges. Watch the video
 Successful Re-Accreditation of Master Programme We are happy to announce the successful re-accreditation of the Master in Interdisciplinary Development Studies (MIDS) offered by the Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Desarrollo (CIDER) of Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. The reviewers feel that the programme is enticing and rich, combining both theoretical knowledge and academic research skills, with a clear interdisciplinary approach. The programme offers a stimulating and unique learning space compared to other development studies programmes across the world. Read more Funding Stop for Development Research in Sweden!

The last two weeks have seen an uproar in the Swedish Development Studies community: according to the website of the Swedish Research Council, « the Government decided that the Swedish Research Council shall not longer fund grants in development research ». This seems to be in line with the ongoing change in the foundations of Nordic global engagement and development cooperation in general. Among other reactions, a petition has been set up to « Continue Funding Vital Development Research and Education »

Highlight: Decolonizing Research Collaborations Various obstacles rooted in colonial legacies continue to hinder fair, equitable and effective global research collaborations. Demands to decolonize relationships, practices and knowledge have continually increased in the last years and touch all spheres of society, including science. The Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) has set up a website which helps getting an overview on different perspectives and initiatives and incorporating learnings and approaches into daily work and exchange. Take a look! Highlight: 
New WIID Eplorer for Income Inequality Data The World Income Inequality Database (WIID), hosted and maintained by UNU-WIDER for more than 20 years, is now accessible via a new explorer. The WIID Explorer is a powerful tool for accessing and analysing the most comprehensive collection of income inequality statistics in the world. It allows users to create and display data visualizations by accessing the WIID Companion datasets in real time. Users can explore inequality data by country, region, or world and over time by years selected, while creating compelling charts or tables of their data selection. Read more

Thematic Focus:
Extractivism Pathways for targeting renewable resource corruption. A summary of evidence
Aled Williams – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Between a mineral and a hard place:Indonesia’s export ban on raw minerals
Rachmi Hertanti – Transnational Institute (TNI)

Salafist violence and artisanal mining: Evidence from Burkina Faso
Journal of Rural Studies – Fritz Brugger, Tongnoma Zongo – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

Arctic Resource Extraction in the Context of Climate Crises and Ecological Collapses
In: Routledge Handbook of Global Land and Resource Grabbing – Markus Kröger – Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki The Lives of Extraction. Identities, Communities and the Politics of Place
Special Issue, International Development Policy – Filipe Calvão, Matthew Arche, Asanda Benya (eds.) – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

The Afterlives of Extraction. Alternatives and Sustainable Futures
Special Issue: International Development Policy – Filipe Calvão, Matthew Archer, Asanda Benya – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Implementation of local content regulation. The case study of a foreign-owned mining operation in Tanzania
Jambo Ramadhani, Emmanuel Maliti – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Premium Members Publication Picks Pathways to Equitable Food Systems
Lidia Cabral, Stephen Devereux, Nicholas Nisbett, Steve Metcalfe, Sophie Robinson – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

De Gruyter Handbook of Citizens’ Assemblies
Open access book – Min Reuchamps , Julien Vrydagh, Yanina Welp (eds.) – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Strengthening the European financial architecture for development through better coordination
Karim Karaki, San Bilal – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

A call to rethink African scholars beyond “local experts”: mobility, race, and gender in Europe
Ethnic and Racial Studies – Linda Musariri, Yvette Ruzibiza , Jasmine Shio , Dilys Amoabeng, Amisah Bakuri – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

The Unilateral Turn in EU Trade Policy? The Origins and Characteristics of the EU’s New Trade Instruments
European Foreign Affairs Review – Ferdi De Ville, Simon Happersberger, Harri Kalimo – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

Corruption and anti-corruption within the research sector and higher education system in Mozambique
Caitlin Maslen – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Political participation patterns of the emerging middle classes in Peru and the Philippines
Babette Never, Chiara Anselmetti – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) Futures of the social metabolism: Degrowth, circular economy and the value of waste
Futures – Federico Savini – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Insurance value of biodiversity in the Anthropocene is the full resilience value
Ecological Economics – Thomas Hahn, Giles B. Sioen, Alexandros Gasparatos, Erik Gómez-Baggethun et al. – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

A Language Spoken with Words: Decolonization, Knowledge Production and Environmental Injustice in the Work of Abdulrazak Gurnah
Journal of Narrative and Language Studies – Ferreira Maria João – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP)

The role of social dialogue in the transfer of the dual system of vocational education and training. The case of Serbia
Margarita Langthaler, Proloeng Top – Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)

From diffusion to diffuse-ability: A text-as-data approach to explaining the global diffusion of Corporate Sustainability Policy
International Studies Quarterly – Adam Chalmers, Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Onna Malou Van Den Broek – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

A scoping review of the vulnerability of Nigeria’s coastland to sea-level rise and the contribution of land subsidence
Femi Emmanuel IKUEMONISAN Vitalis Chidi OZEBO et al. – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Read more about EADI Members
Opinions Towards a decolonial ethic for building fair and equitable research partnerships
Cathy Bollaert – Development Studies Association (DSA)

Same goals, different hurdles: Understanding knowledge translation in the Global South
Farji Siregar – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The worrisome shift to the right of Nordic development cooperation June 23, 2023
Tobias Denskus – School of Arts and Communication, University Malmö (K3)

50 years after the coup d’état in Uruguay
Daniel Chavez – Transnational Institute TNI

2030 Agenda for sustainable development: a rescue plan is needed
Damien Barchiche – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Illegal arson and civil resistance in Rosario, Argentina
Eva Youkhana & Francisco Preiti – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

EU and India prepare for an era of geoeconomic competition
Patrizia Cogo Morales – Real Instituto Elcano

No longer a blind spot: Climate change adaptation policies must address forced displacement
Jason Gagnon & Jens Hesemann – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

Carbon credits are distorting markets and destroying local businesses
Annet Nakyeyune – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

From Davos to Reykjavík: decoupling wellbeing from growth
Tim Jackson – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Lost and found: Africa in Indonesia
Lidewyde Berckmoes – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

Afghanistan 2022: Life under the Taliban
Filippo Boni – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

A Human Security approach for measuring social impacts
Mark van Dorp – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

Through the looking glass: Global Europe in partner countries
Amandine Sabourin, Katja Sergejeff, Alexei Jones – European Centre for Development Policy
Management (ECDPM)

An Eco-Social Contract for Sustainable Digital Societies
Ellen Ehmke – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Global Working Class in Focus: GRIP Annual Lecture Explores the Legacy of 200 Years of Socialism
Global Research Programme on Inequality GRIP

Paralyzing debt burden threatens Africa’s largest economy
Geoffrey Adonu – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

From caminantes to community builders: how migrants in Ecuador support each other in their journeys
Fernanda González Ronquillo – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website Trainings Call for Workshop Scholarships
Deadline: 30 July 2023  –  Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

PhD Scholarship Opportunity Enhancing Sustainability of the Irish Agri-Food Sector
Deadline: 23 September 2023  –  Centre for Global Development, University College, Cork (UCC) UCC-CGD

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website Calls Call for Papers: Affective Polarization and Democracy. Interdisciplinary workshop, 6-7 November 2023
Deadline: 18 July 2023 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Global Development Awards Competition 2023: ‘Nexus of Education, Development and Human Security’
Deadline: 28 September 2023 – Global Development Network

See more calls on the EADI website Jobs Lecturer in Ecological and/or Environmental Economics (Teaching and Research)
Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI) – Deadline: 14 July 2023

Lecturer in Climate and Development (Teaching and Research)
Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI) – Deadline: 14 July 2023

Research Assistants (f/m/diverse), Programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems” (four positions)
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 31 July 2023

Lecturer in Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC) – Deadline: 27 August 2023

Appointment of Chair in Sustainable Food Systems (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and Planning – Deadline: 14 September 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website