Watson Institute for Internation and Public Affairs
Brown International Advanced Research Institutes


Academic Network for Development and Inequality Research (ANDIR)

This group of BIARI 2010 alumni have received two grants for a multi-stage project. The first activity was a Network meeting/workshop to develop the concept of a new e-journal that would focus on issues concerning the generation and reproduction of cultural, economic and/or spatial inequalities, from a South-South perspective. In this workshop, the group elaborated on the conceptual design for the e-journal, including its theoretical and empirical scope, its publishing guidelines, and the constitution of its editorial committee.

The second activity was a conference on Development and Inequality in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This conference was the launching of the e- journal and allowed for discussions on its scope and relevance among a larger audience comprising the editorial committee, the advisory board, senior academicians and young scholars, both from within and outside the larger BIARI family. This conference also provided a platform for the canvassing of original papers for the first journal issue.

The third activity involves the acquisition of a web domain as the hosting space for the e-journal. The website will also be designed to host a site devoted to supporting and disseminating wider work on development and inequality: including projects, working papers, seminars, announcements and other academic activities. This site will also host discussion spaces for debates among the academic and policy-making community. The website aims to become the first port of call for work on development and inequality from around the world.

Visit the project website:  http://www.andir-south.org/