John Smith’s Response to David Harvey on Imperialism

By John Smith, When David Harvey says “the historical draining of wealth from East to West for more than two centuries has largely been reversed over the last thirty years,” his readers will reasonably assume that he refers to a defining feature of imperialism, namely the plunder of living labour and natural wealth in colonies … More John Smith’s Response to David Harvey on Imperialism

New book: When Things Don’t Fall Apart – Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence

By Ilene Grabel. From MIT Press: In When Things Don’t Fall Apart, Ilene Grabel challenges the dominant view that the global financial crisis had little effect on global financial governance and developmental finance. Most observers discount all but grand, systemic ruptures in institutions and policy. Grabel argues instead that the global crisis induced inconsistent and ad … More New book: When Things Don’t Fall Apart – Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence

New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

by Lee Wengraf. From Haymarket Books: A piercing historical explanation of poverty and inequality in African societies today and the social impact of resource-driven growth, Extracting Profit explains why Africa, in the first decade and a half of the twenty-first century, has undergone an economic boom. Rising global prices in oil and minerals have produced a scramble … More New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

Call for papers: Development Studies Association Conference 2018

27-29th June 2018 Academics from the Global Development Institute are helping to convene a number of panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference taking place 27-29th June at The University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies of development, and demand investigation of the power relations that generate … More Call for papers: Development Studies Association Conference 2018