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TitleBuilding Development Studies for the New Millennium [electronic resource] / edited by Isa Baud, Elisabetta Basile, Tiina Kontinen, Susanne von Itter
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXI, 406 p. 18 illus., 11 illus. in color. online resource


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


1. Introduction: Reflecting on Development Studies in the new Millennium -- 2. An Inclusive Development perspective on Development Studies in the Anthropocene -- 3. Development Studies in Spanish: a critical and constructive response from the peripheries -- 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 -- 6. Engaged excellence in Development Studies -- 7. ‘Transformation’ in Development Studies: across disciplines, knowledge hierarchies and oceanic spaces -- 8. Making the most of knowledge for development and Development Studies -- 9. Analysing the scientific impact of Development Studies: challenges for the future -- 10. Novel perceptions on Development Studies: international review and consultations toward a renewed vision -- 11. Methodologies in Development Studies: an overview -- 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 -- 14. Development Studies in Tanzania: historical trajectory and future visions -- 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

Economic development Social change Economic development—Environmental aspects Africa-Politics and government Municipal government Development and Social Change. Development and Post-Colonialism. Development and Sustainability. African Politics. Urban Politics.


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