Association pour l'anthropologie du changement social et du développement
Association for the anthropology of social change and development
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Capitalism, Entrepreneurs and Business Associations at Work: New Ethnographies of Private Sector Dynamics in Africa

Call for papers for a thematic issue of the journal ‘Anthropology and Development’,  To be coordinated by Thomas Bierschenk and José María Muñoz,  to be published in 2021 This issue aims to explore ethnographically and analytically the links between...

2010 APAD international conference: the call for panels is open

The theme of the APAD 2020 International Conference Circulations in the global South: Ethnographic explorations of globalized exchanges. It is organized in partnership with the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Lomé (Togo) and will take place...

Anthropologie & développement 48-49 est en ligne

Le numéro 48-49/2018 d'Anthropologie & développement est en ligne. Coordonné par Ph.Lavigne Delville, S.Ayimpam et R. Mongbo, le dossier "l'enchâssement social et politique de l'action publique" poursuit la valorisation du colloque de 2015. Issue 48-49/2018...
The Association

Welcome to the website of APAD, the Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development.

Created in 1991, APAD seeks to advance scientific exchanges as well as dialogue with development actors on issues of social change and development, in Africa and elsewhere.

Main international academic association on this issue, APAD promotes rigorous analysis of the practices and representations of actors, with an orientation rooted in social anthropology and in the qualitative social sciences overall. Initially focused on the study of interactions between actors of development interventions, APAD’s approach has since broadened to include development policies and processes of social change.

APAD publishes the journal Anthropologie & développement (replacing the APAD Bulletin), edits books, and, every two years, organises an international conference. 400 members strong, it has created a space for researchers and practitioners – from the Global North and the Global South, Anglophone or Francophone – for sharing ideas and for publishing.

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2010 APAD international conference: the call for panels is open
2010 APAD international conference: the call for panels is open

The theme of the APAD 2020 International Conference Circulations in the global South: Ethnographic explorations of globalized exchanges. It is organized in partnership with the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Lomé (Togo) and will take place...

Anthropologie & développement 48-49 est en ligne
Anthropologie & développement 48-49 est en ligne

Le numéro 48-49/2018 d'Anthropologie & développement est en ligne. Coordonné par Ph.Lavigne Delville, S.Ayimpam et R. Mongbo, le dossier "l'enchâssement social et politique de l'action publique" poursuit la valorisation du colloque de 2015. Issue 48-49/2018 of...

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Réislamisations au Burkina Faso. Questions de genre et enjeux sociaux
“Saisir l’Etat”. Les conflits d’héritage, la justice et la place du droit à Cotonou
Aux marges des règles et des lois
Comprendre la trajectoire des interventions de développement
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