Negative sovereignty pays off in West Africa: Fighting insecurity and migration means development aid and military assistance

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Original languageEnglish
Publication date20 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019
Event5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research: Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 27 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 5


Conference5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research
LocationCopenhagen Business School
OtherThe 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research is hosted by the Copenhagen Business School from 27-28th June 2019. The conference is jointly organised by the associations for development research in Denmark (FAU), Finland (FSDR), Norway (NFU), and a Swedish committee (SDSN).<br/><br/>Asymmetric local and global power relations are on the rise. These include deepening divides between North and South. Politically, academically, socially and on a range of other fronts, Northern governments have increasingly returned to a narrow minded, self-oriented development path. Despite official rhetoric such as the SDGs and the Paris Declaration, the spirit and practice of solidarity is more remote than for years. Restrictions on academic movement, prioritization of North-centred issues and lack of interest in addressing key social and environmental challenges in the South are some of the worrying trends. However, divides and imbalances are not only observable between countries and regions, but emerging within societies across the planet. Elite projects and exclusivist populism are a global phenomenon and affect the well-being of people everywhere.<br/><br/>The 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research aspires to address these trends and challenges through a format including keynote presentations, panels and working groups, roundtables and poster presentations, and to enable dialogue and networking between participants from all parts of the world. We welcome especially contributions that analyse and challenge global divides in the thematic areas of knowledge production; institutions of global governance; distribution of resources and wealth but also of risks; migration and climate change policies; or the formulation and implementation of the SDGs, to name but a few.
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