EADI eNewsletter #8/2 2023 | Development Imaginaries, Politics of Development & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
 2nd Issue August 2023


Welcome to a new edition of the EADI newsletter! This week, we have two new blogposts, and an open access publication highlight on the politics of development in Africa. We are also pleased to announce that a call for papers for a special issue of The European Journal of Development Research has been launched. In addition to this, you will find our usual selection of publications, jobs and calls from our member community. And don’t forget to send in your suggestions for the roster of events planned for our 50th anniversary next year! 

From our Blog: Global Partnerships
Perspectives on Development Studies and Global Crises »Amid the multitude of current interconnected and mutually reinforcing global crises, the closing panel of our recent #NewDevRhythms conference in Lisbon centred around the question what Development Studies could do to understand and respond to the various facets of these crises, while, as a  discipline, facing numerous crises of its own. To consult and bring forward non-European perspectives, EADI president Andy Sumner who chaired the session had invited representatives of Development Studies Associations from different parts of the world. », writes Christiane Kliemann, reporting on the various viewpoints shared and the solutions proposed during the closing plenary. Read more

From our Blog: Contested development imaginaries
Making and un-making knowledges »The spread of Hindu supremacist discourses in critical development spaces is facilitated by an essentialist and ultimately racist understanding of decoloniality among Western academics and practitioners which proposes that any concept or approach which claims to be authentically rooted in communities in the Global South can be accorded ‘epistemic deference’ without any serious engagement with the politics underlying it. This approach assumes that people in the Global South are located ‘outside’ or ‘beyond’ politics, a well-established version of the racialised trope of the pre-modern ‘noble savage’. », argue Kalpana Wilson et al. taking a critical eye to how development intersects with ideology. Read moreTo the blog overview

EJDR Special Issue –  Call for Papers
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is planning a special issue publication around the topic of “What next after the SDGs?”. EJDR invites authors, researchers, and practitioners interested and wishing to contribute to EJDR’s special issue, to submit their draft papers for consideration in the journal. Empirically-rooted papers, as well as theoretical and conceptual articles, are welcome. Contributions from the Global South and early career researchers’ papers are especially encouraged. Find out more about the submission and review process here.

Highlight: Pockets of Effectiveness and the Politics of State-building and Development in Africa
Repeated economic and social crises have demanded that development thinkers and policy actors have had to engage with the critical role that states play in delivering development. This open access volume shows that politics is the driving factor that shapes how well state agencies perform their roles. It deploys a new conceptual framework – the power domains approach – to explore the shifting fortunes of key state agencies in five countries – Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia – over the past three decades. Read more
 Thematic Focus: Sustainability and Climate ChangeSDGs trade-offs associated with voluntary sustainability standards: A case study from the coffee sector in Costa Rica
Sustainable Development
Jorge Sellare et al – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF

Breaking barriers: Bridging research and action on climate change adaptation in the Global South
Mikkel Funder et al. – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

The European Green Deal as a driver of EU-Latin American cooperation
A. Averchenkova et al. – Real Instituto Elcano

Temperature, climate change, and household financial behaviour. Evidence from Viet Nam
Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Trong-Anh Trinh – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
 Assessing the suitability of sustainability frameworks for embedding sustainability in higher education curricula
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Simon Mair & Angela Druckman – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Deep-sea fisheries as resilient bioeconomic systems for food and nutrition security and sustainable development
Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Andrea Gatto, Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada, Sürmeya Özbek et al. – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)
 Premium Members Publication PicksCan external interventions restrain conflict intensity? Eight hundred estimates from 1996 – 2020 say “probably not”
Binyam Afewerk Demena et al. – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

L’instrumentalisation des migrations et la tentation de l’état d’urgence permanent: le droit européen d’asile en question
Annuaire français de droit international
Vincent Chetail – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Towards a Sustainable World: United Nations Youth Day
Isabelle Eberz et al. – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
 Bringing Democracy to Governance of Mining for a Just Energy Transition
IDS Policy Briefing 213
Anabel Marín – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Who supports feminist development policy? Evidence from Germany
European Journal of Politics and Gender
Sebastian H. Schneider et al. – German Institute for D evelopment Evaluation (DEval)

Read more about EADI Members
TrainingsPoverty-focused mixed methods research and evaluation online course
Deadline: 4 September 2023, 16 00 UK time –
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

MA studies in International Security and Development (ISAD) and International Relations and Public Diplomacy (IR-PUB)
Deadline: 06 September 2023  –  Centre for International Studies and Development (CISAD)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI websiteOpinionsThe cognitive and emotional stimulation program in Guatemala significantly mitigates the impact of two years of missed schooling due to the pandemic on the academic performance of minors
ETEA – Fundación ETEA para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (Fundación ETEA)

The face of climate change along Turkana’s Turkwel river
Marie Ladekjær Gravesen & David Lyndorff Paris – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Caught in the crossfire: understanding the impact of conflict on young people’s lives in Ethiopia
Kath Ford, Sophie von Russdorf & Marta Favara – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

A ‘values crisis’ underpins the biodiversity and climate emergency
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

Celebrating Yorkshire Day with conservation and sustainability research
Sustainability Research Institute – Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI)

Getting attention to urban health issues – or not?
David Satterthwaite – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Unpacking the politics of social assistance: Part 2 – Yemen
Ibrahim Jalal – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Theories, Theorization, and Deconstructing Categories
Franzisca Zanker & Paolo Gaibazzi – Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI)

India was a tree planting laboratory for 200 years – here are the results
Dhanapal Govindarajulu – Global Development Institute (GDI)

Unsustainable: Big Tobacco’s use of the UN SDGs
Tom Gatehouse & Britta Matthes – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)

Women’s poverty, migration and policy: Reflections in the context of Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Winning the Internal Election
Katy Glassborow – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
 CallsCall for Papers « Contributions of the social and solidarity economy to eco-social transitions »
Deadline: June 1st, 2024
Instituto de Estudios sobre Desarrollo y Cooperación Internacional: Universidad del Pais Vasco (HEGOA)  |  Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES)
Call for Abstracts: Gender and Religious Exit: Moving Away from Faith
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)
Call for Applications: FDC Group Scholarships MSc Sustainable Development, Agri-Food and Co-operatives
Deadline: 18 August 2023
Department of Food Business and Development (UCC-FBD)
Call for Applications: Ornua Scholarship: MSc Sustainable Development, Agri-Food and Co-operatives
Deadline: 21 August 2023
Department of Food Business and Development (UCC-FBD)
Input sought for UK’s international development white paper
Deadline: 16 September 2023
Development Studies Association (DSA)

See more calls on the EADI websiteJobsFull Professor of Development
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

Lecturer in applied aquatic ecology with specialisation in ecosystem health and fish ecology to support sustainable livelihoods and management
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)
Deadline: 05 September 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher, 100% two-year position
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 15 September 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website