Special Issue Article
Where we stand and what we stand for: The DSA now and in the future
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Special Issue: Development Studies Association Conference 2008: Development's Invisible Hands
Volume 21, Issue 6, pages 742–748, August 2009
How to Cite
Bown, L. (2009), Where we stand and what we stand for: The DSA now and in the future. J. Int. Dev., 21: 742–748. doi: 10.1002/jid.1610
DSA President 1984—1986.
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2009
- comparative approach;
- development education
The paper looks at some visible and invisible challenges to development studies—seen as comprising a policy-related field—in relation to the UK and the DSA and against the background of world economic turmoil. They include: a revaluation of the multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary nature of the subject, to retain its broad base; the need to work within a comparative framework, linking poor and rich countries and the importance of a value base for development research. A strong appeal is made for better efforts to educate a wider public, especially in collaboration with the Development Education Association. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.