15th Development Dialogue | 65th Anniversary Week Event

Start date
Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 0:00
End date
Friday, 13 October 2017, 0:00
Location
ISS

Localizing the ‘Global’: Global Development and Social Justice in Practice

Over the years, discourses and research on development and social justice have tended to focus on broad ideals of development, whereas societies’ lived experiences in relation to development interventions has not been sufficiently engaged with. This sometimes conceals competing and conflicting local contexts of development interventions and the underlying conditions for which they are accepted, rejected or ignored.

Moreover, dominant global discourses on ‘global development’ and ‘social justice’ arising from certain schools of thought are recognized as  increasingly problematic when placed alongside questions such as who benefits from ‘global development’, who decides how social justice is reached for whom and on what grounds, and related questions on the ‘best’ paths to reach social justice.

This year’s event is therefore an attempt raise discussions on the vital issue of ‘praxis’, particularly referring to the experiences and responsibilities of PhD researchers in engaging with their research, when engaging with literature, discourses, and with fieldwork.

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Publication date: 2 May 2017