Call for papers: Making Politics Practical II: Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment

The organizers welcome papers that further our understanding of the politics of development, whether this is within developing countries or the development community.


This workshop – which will be held at the University of Birmingham and co-hosted between IDD and the PSA Development Politics Group – thus takes the 2007 event forward and explores the ‘(re)politicisation’ of development studies and the need for constructive, rather than merely critical, engagement with policy makers.

The organizers welcome papers that further our understanding of the politics of development, whether this is within developing countries or the development community. Although we would like to keep this call for papers as open as possible, we have preference for papers that address one of the following: the politics of aid; political settlements within developing countries; political analysis/political economy analysis; new governance challenges; the politics of service delivery; state-building; and the challenges of delivering aid in fragile states.

We particularly welcome empirical papers/case studies, and we welcome paper proposals from both academics and practitioners.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words to be sent to Dr Heather Marquette (h.a.marquette@bham.ac.uk) or Dr. Jewellord T. Nem Singh (j.nemsingh@sheffield.ac.uk) by Monday 29th April 2013.

Article text taken from the University of Birmingham website


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