57 episodes

This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book, exploring the challenges and discoveries, and why the issues matter for progressive and sustainable development globally.
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Between the Lines Institute of Development Studies

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This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book, exploring the challenges and discoveries, and why the issues matter for progressive and sustainable development globally.
Send your comments and suggestions to betweenthelines@ids.ac.uk
Follow IDS on Twitter @IDS_UK #IDSbetweenthelines
This podcast is brought to you by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), produced and edited by IDS Communications Gary Edwards and James Andrews
Music credit: Around/Shutterstock

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    Pastoralism, uncertainty and development

    Pastoralism, uncertainty and development

    Uncertainties of all sorts – environmental, market-based and political – are on the rise, as the world faces climate and environmental change.
    In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, Rashmi Singh, interviews Professor Ian Scoones from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) whose book: Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development – makes the case that recognising how pastoralists make productive use of variability and embrace uncertainty is central to understanding how pastoral systems in marginal dryland and montane systems work. 
     
    They argue that learning lessons from pastoralists is therefore important for all of us, as well as ensuring that development efforts are more effective across the world’s rangelands, where millions of pastoralists live.
    This podcast offers wider lessons for rethinking development policy and practice for today’s uncertain, turbulent world.


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    • 53 min
    Intersections in education: disability, development, and gender

    Intersections in education: disability, development, and gender

    In this special episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast Jigyasa Agarwal, a development practitioner and recent graduate of the Institute of Development Studies, interviews three students from the University of Sussex whom despite coming from diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds, what unites them is their struggle for accessibility. We interview Dan from the UK who identifies themselves as a non-binary person, Hamza from Nigeria who identifies as a man, and Diksha from India who identifies herself as a woman. This episode intends to open an avenue for discussions around disability and accessibility in a larger context of gender and development. Our guests shed light on their personal journey as disabled people and their fights for accessibility in academic and social spaces. They talk about their own country contexts and experiences of education ranging from childhood to the present day and offer solutions on what practical steps could be made for a more inclusive society.This podcast is an important listen for development practitioners, higher education institutions and anyone with an interest on how we can make development studies more inclusive when it comes to people with disabilities.Please noteThis podcast contains powerful testimonies of lived-in experiences from our guests which maybe triggering for some of our listeners.
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    • 58 min
    Foreign Aid and Its Unintended Consequences

    Foreign Aid and Its Unintended Consequences

    In this IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Research Fellow Peter Taylor, interviews Dirk-Jan Koch Chief Science Officer of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and author of the book: Foreign Aid and Its Unintended Consequences. They provide a clear overview of what side effects to anticipate when planning, executing, and evaluating aid.
    This podcast is an important listen for students new to development and particularly for development practitioners and policymakers alike as they embark on future aid strategies that are meant to benefit in-country recipients.
    About the interviewee
    Dirk-Jan Koch is Chief Science Officer of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is Special Professor of International Trade & Development Cooperation at Radboud University, the Netherlands. Views expressed in this book do not represent the official views of these institutions.
    About the interviewer
    Peter Taylor is Director of Research at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Previously he was Director, Strategic Development, at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada where he was responsible for leading IDRC’s strategic planning processes. 

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    • 37 min
    Aid and the Help: Development and the Transnational Extraction of Care

    Aid and the Help: Development and the Transnational Extraction of Care

    In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Research Fellow Deepta Chopra, interviews author Dinah Hannaford whose latest book: Aid and the Help: International Development and the Transnational Extraction of Care looks at this issue of domestic workers and their relationships with development agencies.  The podcast examines how domestic labour is cheaply hired by aid workers posted overseas – this opens the opportunity to assess the multiple ways that the "giving" industry of development can be an extractive industry as well.  This discussion provides a unique angle to examining the paid care work that domestic workers do, and highlights how this paid care work is devalued, even by aid workers who work in development organisations – and how this is linked to the devaluation of ‘care’ as work.
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    • 52 min
    Industrialisation and ethnic change in the modern world

    Industrialisation and ethnic change in the modern world

    Much has been written about industrialisation and the growth of economies transforming people’s lives, but little is written about how industrialisation can transform ethnicity within countries.
    In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Research Fellow Max Gallien, interviews Elliot D. Green about his book: Industrialisation and Assimilation: Understanding Ethnic Change in the Modern World.
    The podcast explains how and why ethnicity changes across time, showing that, by altering the basis of economic production from land to labour and removing people from the rural life, industrialisation makes societies more ethnically homogenous.

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    • 38 min
    Reframing climate and environmental justice

    Reframing climate and environmental justice

    In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast Guardian environment correspondent Damien Gayle interviews IDS Research Fellows Lars Otto Naess and Amber Huff. In the interview Damien talks to Lars and Amber about their recent IDS Bulletin ‘Reframing Climate and Environmental Justice' which explores the ‘blind spots’ in dominant mainstream approaches to climate and environmental justice.
    They argue that approaches share a tendency to place growth, not ecology, nor climate, and certainly not justice, at the heart of the international policy agenda.
    This podcast is essential listening for all of those studying and working on environmental and climate concerns.

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    • 43 min

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