The UA Ruhr Graduate Centre for Development Studies is a collaboration project between the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, the Institute of Political Science (IfP), University Duisburg-Essen and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University Duisburg-Essen.
Major features of the Centre are the interdisciplinary approach to development issues and the international focus. Complementary specializations in political science, economics, sociology and law benefit cooperation activities in research and postgraduate teaching. Joint cooperation links with international partners have been established for the PhD Conference on International Development and the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project EUSA_ID.
Development Day 2016 takes place within the scope of the international alumni conference “Doing Good with Business? – Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade”, as hosted by IEE from 9-11 of November 2016
This year, the Development Day is embedded in the international conference “Doing Good with Business? – Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade”, taking place 9-11 of November 2016. On those three days, approximately 200 conference participants – practitioners, researchers, and students – discuss different approaches which aim at improving the social and environmental effects of production standards and business models: Corporate Social Responsibility, Fair Trade, and Social Entrepreneurship. Diverse questions are addressed, like to which extent those approaches actually fulfil the expectations set in them, whether they are economically viable, what the dominant current challenges as well as the prospects for future developments of these concepts are. Accordingly, the Development Day 2016 focuses on research projects specifically dealing with this topical field.
From 22-25 April the EUSA_ID Mid-term meeting took place at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.
After the Welcome Addresses by Prof. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Managing Director of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and Vice Rector of the RUB and Prof. Julian May, University of the Western Cape (co-coordinator), Britta Niklas and Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (coordinators) presented the different items of the agenda and all partners of the consortium discussed their experiences and future activities concerning staff and student mobilities and joint training and research with very promising results! On 23th April the selection committee selected as well the grantees for the second cohort. All applicants will be informed in short about selection results.
Please find more information about the EUSA_ID mobility programme here.
67. Claudia Breitung (2015):
Organisational behaviour of humanitarian agencies in their interaction with armed rebel groups. A case study of humanitarian engagement with the Lord's Resistance Army - Berlin: Logos Verl. - XXVII, 243 S.
ISBN 978-3-8325-4142-2 (€ 40,00) [more info]
66. Marco Rimkus (2015):
Welternährung, Nutztierschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Eine monetäre Bewertung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern. - Berlin: Logos Verl. - X, 459 S.
ISBN 978-3-8325-3893-4 (€ 59,00) [more info]
65. Tobias Thürer (2015):
Does speculation with agricultural commodity futures cause price bubbles in the event of negative production shocks? - Berlin: Logos Verl. - XX, 220 S.
ISBN 978-3-8325-3876-7 (€ 42,00) [more info]
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker
Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Tobias Debiel
Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann