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Blog Post: Rebuilding the Ecuadorian left in the rubble of neoliberal austerity

Congratulations to CGD co-director Dr Geoff Goodwin who has published the following blog: Rebuilding the Ecuadorian left in the rubble of neoliberal austerity.

African Ecologies special section in the Journal of the British Academy

The Journal of the British Academy has just published its latest issue, which includes a special section on "African Ecologies: Literary, Cultural and Religious Perspectives." The recently restyled journal was launched at a celebratory event at the British Academy in London, on 22 May 2024. At this event, the journal's editor, Professor Fiona Williams, highlighted...

New Blog post by CGD co-director Dr Geoff Goodwin: Uneven Decommodification Geographies and Global Structural Inequalities

We are excited to share the following blog post with you which has been written by one of the co-directors of CGD Dr Geoff Goodwin: Uneven Decommodification Geographies and Global Structural Inequalities

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Events

Online Panel: Resistance and Struggle in Mining: Critical Reflections from Africa and Latin America

Join us for the online panel: Resistance and Struggle in Mining: Critical Reflections from Africa and Latin America organised by...

Launch of CGD Working Paper Series: Working Paper Workshop!

We are seeking expressions of interest to participate in a half-day workshop to discuss potential submissions to the CGD Working...

YASN Event: Africa in Yorkshire and Yorkshire in Africa

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN) organised by the University...

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Our Work

The Centre for Global Development was established in 1984 as an interdisciplinary network, integrating research and expertise across the University of Leeds, addressing the transformation of human societies in response to critical global challenges such as poverty, inequality and climate change.

We are now a hub for research and engagement on the politics of global development, rooted in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).  We form one of the central pillars of our School's aim to address the politics of global challenges.  We engage with critical understandings of past, present and future global transformations from the local to the global scale.  Intellectually we are unified by a commitment to analysing how politics and power produce and perpetuate multiple intersecting inequalities, as well as exploring  ideas and practices of ‘just’ transformations in human societies.

This work is rooted in critical development studies and the political economy of development.  We are no longer specifically focused on ‘developing’ countries or the ‘Global South’:  the interconnected challenges of poverty, inequality and climate change demand global understandings.

CGD has a long history of interdisciplinarity and membership is open across the University of Leeds.  Our core membership is in POLIS  in the social sciences and in critical development studies, but the nature of development studies means that we rarely work in isolation.  We actively seek collaboration between the natural and physical sciences, engineering, medical sciences and the humanities. Our researchers are actively involved in collaborations and partnerships with external agencies such as the UN, national governments, NGOs and civil society organisations.