Building Development Studies for the New Millennium

  • Isa Baud
  • Elisabetta Basile
  • Tiina Kontinen
  • Susanne von Itter

Part of the EADI Global Development Series book series (EADI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Narratives and Paradigms

  3. Perspectives on Knowledges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Katy Oswald, Melissa Leach, John Gaventa
      Pages 119-139
  4. Scientific Impact and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Joost Mönks, Gilles Carbonnier, Aude Mellet, Leo de Haan
      Pages 217-241
  5. Southern (Challenging) Voices and Themes in Development Studies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 397-406

About this book


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.

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.


Development Studies The Anthropocene Spanish language Francophone Literature Postcolonialism Sub-Sarahan Africa India The Netherlands Tanzania Environmental Studies Gender Studies Urbanisation African Commuism The Global North The Global South Research Methods Postcolonial Development Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Isa Baud
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Basile
    • 2
  • Tiina Kontinen
    • 3
  • Susanne von Itter
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  4. 4.European Association of Development Research and Training InstitutesBonnGermany

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