Room D/056


Room D/056
Derwent College, University of York


26 Apr 2019


9:30 am - 3:00 pm

CDD: The Challenges of (studying) development

Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) Pathway training/ call for presentations

With heated debates over the definition of core concepts and desirability of prominent practices, ‘development’ remains an essentially contested field. White Rose institutions share a holistic approach to development, integrating a broad focus on (interactions between) environmental, political, and socio-economic trends and transformations across local, national, and global levels.The White Rose’s Civil Society, Democracy, and Development (CDD) Pathway aims to support bridging across established intellectual divides as a mechanism for advancing understanding of these trends and transformations. Through this one-day workshop, we aim to catalyse a sharing of ideas over the challenges of development, the challenges of studying development, and the tools to address these challenges.


9.30am – 9.45am Registration with tea and coffee
9.45am – 10.30am ‘The contemporary challenges of (studying) development,’ Professor Jean Grugel (Professor of International Development and Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York) and Dr Matt Bishop (Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Director of the CDD Pathway, University of Sheffield)
10.30am – 12.00pm Panel 1: ‘Institutions, policy practices and the foundations of development,’ discussant Matt Bishop, University of Sheffield
‘Spatial planning in Hawaaa: Integrating industrial and urban policy,’ Selamawit Wondimu Robi, University of Sheffield
‘The challenges of regional industrial strategy: The East African Community, economic nationalism, and institutional pathologies,’ Peter O’Reilly, University of York
‘The evolution of neo-liberalism,’ Chukwu Lucian Obinnaya, University of York
‘Spatial transformation perspective in understanding slum rehousing,’ Vidya Pancholi, University of Sheffield
12.00pm – 12.45pm Lunch
12.45pm – 2.15pm Panel 2: ‘Governance, finance and development,’ discussant Dr Liam Clegg, University of York
‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Case of the Indian Private Financial Sector,’ Manogna Goparaju, University of York
‘Finance for Development: Exploring the governance and institutional implications,’ Manuel Heckel, University of Sheffield
‘Depoliticisation and Democratic Development in New Democracy: Transparency of Oil and Gas in Indonesia,’ Hasrul Hanif, University of Sheffield
2.15pm – 2.20pm Closing remarks, Liam Clegg, University of York

***Please register for attendance, whether attending as presenter or non-presenter***


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