Today I made a presentation at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) General Conference in Bonn, Germany. The theme of my presentation was the extent to which academics. located in developing country institutions, are participating in academic journals in the field of development studies as authors and members of editorial boards.
My research found that academics from developing countries are marginalised as both authors and editorial board members. Is this a problem? I think it is from the perspectives of equity and responsibility. During the discussion, my colleague,Mike Powell, put this in perspective:
What would you think if there was a meeting to decide on the future of the Netherlands but that almost all of the people there didn’t live in the Netherlands, and weren’t even Dutch!
Doesn’t sound like a good idea to me!