We are pleased to announce that SIID Director,  Professor Jean Grugel, will be the Series Editor for a new book series entitled ‘Development, Justice & Citizenship’, as part of the ‘IPE, Development and Environment’ series within Palgrave Macmillan.

The book series will explore the multiple and complex interactions between human rights, citizenship, justice and development. It aims to showcase theoretical and empirical studies of the multi-level struggles for justice by and for ordinary people.

Jean Grugel explains the concept behind the book series:

“Development is centrally concerned with core social science questions – about power and power inequalities at local, national, regional and global scales, climate change, the significance of international norms, the changing global political economy etc. At its heart, however, is the question of justice and rights.

Development, Justice and Citizenship will welcome book proposals of the highest calibre concerning international development as a question of social and political justice and global social responsibility. It aims to showcase theoretical and empirical studies of the multi-level struggles for justice by and for ordinary people. Agency, contingency and the struggles (and meaning) of citizenship, rights and human belonging constitute the primary focus of the series. Although of course we recognise that manifestations of human agency always occur in structured interactions and institutional settings, the series will consciously seek to reveal the multiple ways that people operate and engage in forms of struggle and political engagements to change or adapt to those environments.

 The series will consciously seek to stimulate theoretical and disciplinary trespassings that will link the study of ‘international development’ with broader literatures from within social science and other disciplines, and will draw on a wide range of theoretical frameworks from across the social sciences. It seeks contributions from scholars of international development, human rights, politics and international relations, human geography, IPE, Anthropology, Law, Planning, Environmental Studies and Education. We welcome contributions from practitioners, as well as more traditional scholars.”

To find out more about contributing to the book series, please email Institute Coordinator Nicole Roughton (n.roughton@shef.ac.uk)