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Building Development Studies for the New Millennium

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Contributes to debates on current state and future visions of international development studies (IDS)

  • Presents contributions of Anglophone, Francophone and Spanish-language social science traditions and academic communities in the global South by leading scholars in the field

  • Discusses recent epistemological and ontological discussions on knowledges and qualities of engaged research

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

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Perspectives on Knowledges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117
    2. Engaged Excellence in Development Studies

      • Katy Oswald, Melissa Leach, John Gaventa
      Pages 119-139
  3. Scientific Impact and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189
    2. Novel Perceptions on Development Studies: International Review and Consultations Toward a Renewed Vision

      • Joost Mönks, Gilles Carbonnier, Aude Mellet, Leo de Haan
      Pages 217-241
  4. Southern (Challenging) Voices and Themes in Development Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263
    2. Working Towards a Shared Vision on Development Studies in India and The Netherlands

      • Amrita Chhachhi, Inge Hutter, Sumangala Damodaran, Isa Baud
      Pages 289-313
    3. Development Studies in Tanzania: Historical Trajectory and Future Visions

      • Adalgot Komba, Tiina Kontinen, Colman Msoka
      Pages 315-336

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.



Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Isa Baud

  • Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Elisabetta Basile

  • University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

    Tiina Kontinen

  • European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, Bonn, Germany

    Susanne von Itter

About the editors

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.


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