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Roundtable and Poster Session @ Development Days Conference

YSI Sessions @ Development Days - Helsinki

Start time:

February 14 - February 15



University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa




In a decoupling world, where inequality continues rising and enduring challenges like poverty and environmental degradation reaching critical points, it is imperative to reevaluate the developmental paradigms and strategies for the future. For this purpose, the YSI Working Groups on Development and Inequality invite young scholars working on the fields of inequality and development to present their innovative research findings and theoretical developments that contribute to reimagining the future of development within an increasingly complex landscape at the 18th Development Days Conference of the Finnish Society for Development Research in Helsinki 15-16th of February.

We enthusiastically welcome submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers that explore a wide spectrum of themes, including but not limited to:

  • Critical appraisals of conventional development methodologies and the urgency for alternative approaches.
  • Innovative strategies for mitigating poverty and inequality, encompassing social safety nets, participatory development models, and community-driven initiatives.

The intricate interplay between inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation and their profound implications for the developmental agenda.
We encourage prospective authors to adopt a critical and heterodox perspective towards development, drawing upon diverse disciplinary lenses such as economics, sociology, political science, and development studies. Moreover, we eagerly anticipate contributions that amplify the voices and experiences of marginalized communities and societal segments.

Submitted papers should adhere to a range between 3,000 to 5,000 words. Applicants are given either the opportunity of presenting their paper on a round table with a senior scholar or presenting their paper in a poster session open to participants. Please submit your abstract (up to 500 words) through this Form by 11th of November. Notification of abstract acceptance will be conveyed by the 18th of December. Should your abstract be accepted, you will be invited to submit a full paper by Januar 15th. Successful applicants will receive a travel scholarship and accommodation in Helsinki.

For any inquiries or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact the Working Groups via email.

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