Welcome to Development Studies
Development Studies is a dynamic area of study concerned social, political and economic change and the policy challenges they present. The major focus in Development Studies is on countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have remained poor relative to the industrialised parts of the world. However, many of the issues and policies facing poorer countries are global in scope and significance. Development Studies draws on a number of disciplines including geography, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology, but in bringing these knowledge areas together it has developed its own distinctive approach.
Flinders University has a long tradition in teaching Development Studies. The Centre for Development Studies is located in the School of International Studies and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.