Research Cluster

By critically studying current development theories the cluster conceptualizes development and the relationship between development, state/state formation and social movements in the South generally and in Palestine specifically from a wide range of perspectives (political economic, social, and cultural). It builds on previous partnership between the CDS and DDS during the preparatory phase, including on participatory research and the relationship between conflict and development.The cluster is a forum for students as well as researchers and open for interested colleagues from the University of Vienna and elsewhere as well. Thus, it is not congruent with the project staff.

The exchange programme including common workshops and seminars with Birzeit University/CDS is providing one means to achieve the goal of a common research agenda that moves beyond the limits of positivist development research and its corresponding policies.

Contact person: Helmut Krieger helmut.krieger(at)

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