Global Development Studies Section (GDS)

A map of GDS's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to GDS

The Global Development Section draws together scholars broadly concerned with development and global justice working across a number of fields, for example, post-colonial studies, development studies, critical political economy, critical security studies, social and political theory, history, sociology, gender studies, and public policy (find out more on the "About GDS" page).


Ajay Parasram | Section Chair
& Section Program Chair
March 2019 - March 2020
Dalhousie University

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on a GDS membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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