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Forum for Development Studies

Forum for Development Studies is a journal for development research broadly defined – including the social sciences, economics, history and law. Forum is owned by NFU and found its present home with Routledge in 2010.

Subscribtion to Forum is included in the NFU membership fee.

Forum is a publication for development research broadly defined – including the social sciences, economics, history and law. All articles are peer-reviewed.

Forum for Development Studies was established in 1974, and soon became the leading Norwegian journal for development research. While this position has been consolidated, Forum has gradually become an international journal, with its main constituency in the Nordic countries.

It has been published by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) from its inception until 2009. After a year with the Norwegian University Press the journal found its present home with Routledge in 2010. Forum is owned by the Norwegian Association for Development Research and NUPI.

Forum aims to be a platform for development research broadly defined – including the social sciences, economics, history and law. All articles are peer-reviewed. The journal seeks to be a meeting place for different disciplines, and encourages authors to communicate across disciplinary boundaries.

Forum publishes articles with a solid empirical foundation, including empirical findings based on the practical implementation of development projects, but also contributions of a more theoretical nature. In particular, Forum seeks to publish articles that explore new perspectives within development studies, and examine the implications of such theories for the study of development processes.

Forum for Development Studies is distributed to all members of NFU.

For more information about the journal and how to subscribe or submit articles, please visit Routledge.