Virtual Special Issue: The state of development studies / L’état les études du développement Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement

Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement

That there is a pressing need for development studies remains self-evident. Officially, there are 795 million people in developing countries classified as food insecure, and with 896 million people in developing countries living below the poverty line, it is clear that the “development project” still has some way to go before the twin blights of hunger and poverty are eradicated from the world. Yet the challenges facing development studies in 2016 are not the same as those that existed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when the field originated.

With this in mind, the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and the Executive Council of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, believe that it is appropriate to reflect upon the current state and future prospects of development studies. The Editorial Board and the Executive Council hope that readers of this series of articles will find them informative, provocative and authoritative, and that they will help readers of the series come to their own conclusions about the state of and the prospects for development studies.

Read the full introduction to the Virtual Special Issue by CJDS Editor-in-Chief A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi. 

Included articles are currently free to access online until the end of February 2017.