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The Journal of Development Studies was the first and is one of the best known international journals in the area of development studies. Since its foundation in 1964, it has published many seminal articles on development and opened up new areas of debate.

Priority is given to papers which are:

  • relevant to important current research in development policy, theory and analysis
  • make a novel and significant contribution to the field
  • provide critical tests, based on empirical work, of alternative theories, perspectives or schools of thought

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Dudley Seers Prize Winners

Enjoy free access to the 2015 winners of The Journal of Development Studies' Dudley Seers Prize until the end of May 2017.