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IDS Bulletin 47.6

Whose Knowledge Counts? Development Studies Institutions and Power Relations in a Globalised World

Published on 22 December 2016

Development studies is an uneasy discipline. It has a relatively short history that is linked particularly to decolonisation and the rise of overseas aid. It is associated almost exclusively with certain geographical locations and a political economy of resource transfer, rather than with a particular body of knowledge or theory.

It is thus founded on the very dichotomies it seeks to overcome – of North and South and the massive imbalances in access to resources that produce ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in the knowledge economy. This article draws on discussions at the IDS40 Roundtables and conference to outline the key elements of a vision for the future role of development studies institutions which would begin to address these inequities and challenges.

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Standing, H. and Taylor, P. (2007) Whose Knowledge Counts? Development Studies Institutions and Power Relations in a Globalised World. IDS Bulletin 38(2): 79-85

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Hilary Standing

Emeritus Fellow

Peter Taylor

Publication details

journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 47, issue 6
doi
http://dx.doi.org/10.19088/1968-2016.206
language
English

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