GDI Lecture with Emma Mawdsley: The Southernisation of Development? Who has 'socialised' who in the new millennium?
|Dates:||10 October 2018|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Dr Emma Mawdsley|
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr Emma Mawdsley, Reader in Human Geography and Fellow of Newnham College to discuss "The Southernisation of Development? Who has 'socialised' who in the new millennium?"
A more polycentric global development landscape has emerged over the past decade or so, rupturing the formerly dominant North-South axis of power and knowledge. This can be traced through more diversified development norms, institutions, imaginaries and actors. This paper looks at one trend within this turbulent field: namely, the ways in which ‘Northern’ donors appear to be increasingly adopting some of the narratives and practices associated with ‘Southern’ development partners. This direction of travel stands in sharp contrast to expectations in the early new millennium that the (so-called) ‘traditional’ donors would ‘socialise’ the ‘rising powers’ to become ‘responsible donors’. After outlining important caveats about using such cardinal terms, the paper explores three aspects of this ‘North’ to ‘South’ movement. These are (a) the stronger and more explicit claim to ‘win-win’ development ethics and outcomes; (b) the (re)turn from ‘poverty reduction’ to ‘economic growth’ growth as the central analytic of development; and © related to both, the explicit and deepening blurring and blending of development finances and agendas with trade and investment.
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Dr Emma Mawdsley
Role: Reader in Human Geography and Fellow of Newnham College
Organisation: The University of Cambridge
Biography: Emma Mawdsley is a Reader in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College. She is also Director of the new Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies. Emma works on the politics of international development, with a particular focus on South-South Cooperation. Recently she has started to examine how DAC donors are re-purposing foreign aid and development relations in response to a variety of domestic and external trends.
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