The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Staff at the department edit a number of book series on a range of topics related to their research.
Africa: Policies for Prosperity
The Africa: Policies for Prosperity series is published by Oxford University Press and edited by Professor Chris Adam and Professor Paul Collier (Department of Economics). The series brings leading scholars into the policy arena to examine how countries across the continent can harness the favourable gains in macroenomic stability achieved by a new generation of economic policymakers and turn them into a coherent strategy for sustainable growth and poverty reduction over the coming decades.
The Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity book series is published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by Emeritus Professor Frances Stewart. The series draws on the work of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), which was based at ODID between 2003 and 2010.
The Diversity and Plurality in South Asia book series is published by Anthem Press and edited by Professor Nandini Gooptu. The series brings together publications in anthropology and sociology, alongside politics and international relations, exploring themes of both contemporary and historical relevance. It investigates the plurality of social groups, identities and ideologies, including within its remit not only interrogations of issues surrounding gender, caste, religion and region, but also political variations, and a variety of cultural ideas and expressions within South Asia.
The New Diplomacy book series is published by Routledge and edited by Professor Corneliu Bjola and Professor Markus Kornprobst of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. The series aims to renew and advance research on international diplomacy, by publishing innovative accounts of how diplomats help steer international conduct between anarchy and hegemony, handle demands for international stability vs. international justice, facilitate transitions between international orders, and address global governance challenges.
The Refugee Studies Centre's Studies in Forced Migration book series is published by Berghahn Books and edited by Professors Roger Zetter and Dawn Chatty. The series reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field and includes within its scope international law, anthropology, medicine, geopolitics, social psychology and economics.