What could development studies be?

Andy Sumner, Michael Tribe

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Over the past 10–15 years there has been an expansion of interest in the subject of Development Studies (DS). There are now significantly more taught courses focused on DS, and research funds are booming. However, over the same period, DS has faced sustained critiques about its essential nature. This has led us to ask: what is Development Studies? And what could or should it be?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-766
Number of pages12
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Issue number6
Early online date28 Oct 2008
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • development studies
  • aid
  • method

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