This book brings together multiple critical assessments of the current state and future visions of global development studies. It examines how the field engages with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and scientific impact, and perspectives from the Global South. The authors focus on social and democratic transformation, inclusive development and global environmental issues, and implications for research practices. Leading academics provide an excellent overview of recent insights for post-graduate students and scholars in these research areas.
About the Author
Isa Baud is Emeritus Professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Elisabetta Basile is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
Tiina Kontinen is Senior Lecturer at the Master Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Susanne von Itter is Executive Director of EADI, Germany.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Reflecting on Development Studies in the new Millennium
Elisabetta Basile and Isa Baud
Part I Narratives and Paradigms
2. An Inclusive Development perspective on Development Studies in the Anthropocene
Joyeeta Gupta, Michaela Hordijk and Courtney Vegelin
3. Development Studies in Spanish: a critical and constructive response from the peripheries
Rogelio Madrueño and Pablo Martínez-Osés
4. Social change and democratic forms: revisiting the contribution of the francophone literature on Development Studies
5. Imagining Postcolonial-Development Studies – reflections on positionalities and research practices
Part II Perspectives on Knowledges
6. Engaged excellence in Development StudiesKaty Oswald, Melissa Leach and John Gaventa
7. ‘Transformation’ in Development Studies: across disciplines, knowledge hierarchies and oceanic spaces
Henryk Alff and Anna-Katharina Hornidge
8. Making the most of knowledge for development and Development Studies
Mike Powell and Sarah Cummings
Part III: Scientific Impact and Methodologies
9. Analysing the scientific impact of Development Studies: challenges for the future
Sergio Tezanos and Carmen Trueba
10. Novel perceptions on Development Studies: international review and consultations toward a renewed vision
Joost Mönks, Gilles Carbonnier, Aude Mellet and Leo de Haan
11. Methodologies in Development Studies: an overview
Part IV: Southern (Challenging) Voices and Themes in Development Studies
12. Knowledge production, ownership, and powers of definition: perspectives on and from Sub-Saharan Africa
13. Working towards a shared vision on Development Studies in India and The Netherlands
Amrita Chhachhi, Inge Hutter, Sumangala Damodaran and Isa Baud
14. Development Studies in Tanzania: historical trajectory and future visions
Adalgot Komba, Tiina Kontinen and Colman Msoka
15. The Relevance of environmental research for Development Studies
16. What a gender lens brings to Development Studies
17. Saving the planet by design: for an environmentally and socially sound development approach to urbanization