Uneven and Combined Development is a rich and many-sided idea. Its implications and applications have yet to be fully unfolded. Existing debates on the subject have revealed many intellectual gaps and unresolved ambiguities. This page provides a space where those interested in the idea can explore and debate these problems in an open-ended way. To read and contribute to a discussion thread, please follow the links (ordered from newest according to date) provided below.

5. U&CD and World Literature #2 (August 2, 2014)

Wendy Knepper’s (Brunel University) reflections on U&CD and World Literature debate.

4. U&CD and World Literature (May 21, 2014)

The debate following  ‘Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development’ conference that was held at the University of Warwick on June 15, 2014.

3. Origins of International Relations (November 9, 2011)

Phil Cunliffe (University of Kent) raises several important issues on U&CD. Justin Rosenberg (University of Sussex) responds to Cunliffe’s comments.

2. U&CD: not (yet) an IR theory…?  (October 23, 2010)

Daniel McCarthy (SOAS) challenges U&CD’s potential as an IR theory.

1. Why ‘Development’? Why IR? (May 17, 2010)

Michael Rustin (University of East London) raises questions on the concept of development and the discipline of IR. These are followed by a response from Justin Rosenberg (University of Sussex).

How to Contribute

If you would like to contribute to a current discussion please use the ‘Leave a Reply’ option at the end of the relevant post.


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