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Political Science Journals: International Development

African Development Review

African Development Review is a professional journal devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa. Published four times a year for the African Development Bank, theReview emphasizes policy relevance of research findings, rather than purely theoretical and quantitative issues.

 

Development and Change

Development and Change is considered to be one of the leading international journals in the field of development studies and social change,

Development and Change is published six times a year, including the Development and Change Forum issue. Truly interdisciplinary in character, it includes contributions from all the social sciences and all intellectual persuasions concerned with development. With its history of publishing unconventional and challenging articles, the journal covers a broad range of topics in a mix of regular and special theme issues. Development and Change is devoted to the critical analysis and discussion of the complete spectrum of development issues.

Development Policy Review

Development Policy Review is the refereed journal that makes the crucial links between research and policy in international development. Edited by staff of the Overseas Development Institute, the London-based think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues, it publishes single articles and theme issues on topics at the forefront of current development policy debate.

Coverage includes the latest thinking and research on poverty-reduction strategies, inequality and social exclusion, property rights and sustainable livelihoods, globalisation in trade and finance, and the reform of global governance. Informed, rigorous, multi-disciplinary and up-to-the-minute, DPR is an indispensable tool for development researchers and practitioners alike.

European Journal of Development Research

European Jounral of Development Research is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective.

As a peer-reviewed academic journal, its intent is to improve our conceptual understanding of these processes, or propose policy and developmental tools by analysing empirical evidence, whether qualitative, quantitative or anecdotal.

Articles focus on the process that affects all communities, societies, states and regions.

The Journal of Development Studies

The Journal of Development Studies was the first and is one of the best known international journals in the area of development studies. Since its foundation in 1964, it has published many seminal articles on development and opened up new areas of debate.

Priority is given to papers which are:
 
  • Relevant to important current research in development policy, theory and analysis
  • Make a novel and significant contribution to the field
  • Provide critical tests, based on empirical work, of alternative theories, perspectives or schools of thought
The Journal of Development Studies focuses on particular disciplines (e.g. economics, politics, geography, sociology or anthropology),

Journal of Third World Studies

Journal of Third World Studies  is a peer-reviewed academic journal published ten times per year which examines Third World problems and issues.

Oxford Development Studies

Oxford Development Studies is a multidisciplinary academic journal aimed at the student, research and policy-making community, which provides a forum for rigorous and critical analysis of conventional theories and policy issues in all aspects of development, and aims to contribute to new approaches. It covers a number of disciplines related to development, including economics, history, politics, anthropology and sociology, and will publish quantitative papers as well as surveys of literature.

Progress in Development Studies

Progress in Development Studies publishes articles pertaining to development issues, ranging from: poverty alleviation and international aid; the international debt crisis; economic development and industrialization to political governance and civil society; gender relations and the rights of the child. It is a double blind peer reviewed journal.

Studies in Comparative International Development

Studies in Comparative International Development is an interdisciplinary journal that addresses political, social, economic, and environmental change in local, national, and international contexts. The journal has a tradition of presenting critical and innovative analytical perspectives that challenge prevailing orthodoxies. It publishes original research articles on all regions of the world and is open to all theoretical and methodological approaches. Major areas of investigation include political and state institutions, the effects of a changing international economy, political-economic models of growth and distribution, and the transformation of social structure and culture.

Third World Quarterly

Third World Quarterly (TWQ) is the leading journal of scholarship and policy in the field of international studies. For almost four decades it has set the agenda on development discourses of the global debate. As the most influential academic journal covering the emerging worlds, TWQ is at the forefront of analysis and commentary on fundamental issues of global concern.

TWQ is a peer-reviewed journal that looks beyond strict "development studies", providing an alternative and over-arching reflective analysis of micro-economic and grassroot efforts of development practitioners and planners. It furnishes expert insight into crucial issues before they impinge upon global media attention.

TWQ acts as an almanac linking the academic terrains of the various contemporary area studies - African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern - in an interdisciplinary manner with the publication of informative, innovative and investigative articles. Contributions are rigorously assessed by regional experts.

World Development

 

World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studies. It seeks to explore ways of improving standards of living, and the human condition generally, by examining potential solutions to problems such as: poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter, environmental degradation, inadequate scientific and technological resources, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, gender and ethnic discrimination, militarism and civil conflict, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.

Contributions offer constructive ideas and analysis, and highlight the lessons to be learned from the experiences of different nations, societies, and economies. World Development recognizes 'development' as a process of change involving nations, economies, political alliances, institutions, groups, and individuals. Development processes occur in different ways and at all levels: inside the family, the firm and the farm; locally, provincially, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to learn from one another, regardless of nation, culture, income, academic discipline, profession or ideology. We hope to set a modest example of enduring global cooperation through maintaining an international dialogue and dismantling barriers to communication.

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