Center for the History of Global Development


The Center is affiliated with the Yearbook for the History of Global Development, De Gruyter Oldenbourg Publishers.


Abbas, Mazhnar, Samma Faiz Rasoolc, Imran Wakilb, and M. Aftab Madni Memon, “An Appraisal of Policies of Land Acquisition and Resettlement of Involuntary Displaced People in Shanghai (1978-2005),” International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 10: 12 ( 2019). DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2019.160

Abbas, Mazhar, et al., "Landed Interests and the Question of Land in the Legislative Framework of Pakistan," International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies 10, no. 18 (2019): 1–11. http://TUENGR.COM/V10A/10A18CM.pdf.

Emmanuel Aboagye, M., Attobrah, J., Effah, N. A. A., Afrane, S., & Mensah, F. “'Fortune amidst misfortune': The impact of Covid-19 city lockdowns on air quality." Sustainable Environment 7, no.1 (2021): 1885185.

Emmanual Aboagye, M., Mensah, F., Owusu, N. O., Effah, K. O., & Erzuah, M. "Disability inclusiveness in Covid-19 pandemic policies in West Africa: 'Are we left behind?'” Cogent Social Sciences, 8, no. 1 (2022): 2079803.

Afrane, S., Ampah, J. D., & Aboagye, E. M. "Investigating evolutionary trends and characteristics of renewable energy research in Africa: a bibliometric analysis from 1999 to 2021." Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Issue 0123456789 (2022)

Afrane, S., Ampah, J. D., & Abogaye, E. M. "Visualization and analysis of mapping knowledge domains for the global transition towards clean cooking: a bibliometric review of research output from 1990 to 2020." Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, no. 16 (2022): 23041–23068.

Alcalde, Ángel, War Veterans and Fascism in Interwar Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017.

Alcalde, Ángel and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas (eds.), War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.

Alcalde, Ángel, “The World Veterans Federation: Cold War Politics and Globalization”, in Á. Alcalde and X. M. Núñez Seixas (eds.), War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 33-49.

Alcalde, Ángel, “Spatializing transnational history: European spaces and territories”, European Review of History, 25:3-4 (2018), 553-567.

Asiedu, M., Effah, N. A. A & Aboagye, E. M. Finance , poverty-income inequality , energy consumption and the CO 2 emissions nexus in Africa. (2022)

Borowy, Iris and Bernard Harris (eds.). Health and Development.  Yearbook for the History of Global Development, vol. II. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2023.

Iris Borowy, “Health and Development.” In: Corinna Unger, Iris Borowy and Corinne Pernet (eds.), Routledge Handbook on the History of Development. London: Routledge, 2022, 71-86

Borowy, Iris, “Introduction.” In: Iris Borowy (guest ed.), Special Issue: Development in World History Development as World History, Journal of World History, 32 (3) 2021, 391-403.

Borowy, Iris “Making Sense of Toxicity, for Me and Everybody Else,“ lead article in Forum: Of Perpetrators and Victims: Toxicity in Environmental History. Environmental History (organized by Iris Borowy), Volume 26, Issue 3, July 2021, 411–424,

Borowy, Iris.“ Medical waste: The Dark Side of Healthcare.“ História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos vol.27  supl.1 (2020), 231-251. 

Borowy, Iris, “Editorial Introduction to the Special Collection ‘Development of Waste – Development as Waste’.” Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2 (1) 2019, X, 1–4. DOI:

Borowy, Iris,“Hazardous Waste: The Beginning of International Organizations Addressing a Growing Global Challenge in the 1970s,” Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(1) 2019, X, 1–11. DOI:

Borowy, Iris,  “Sustainability and redistribution.” In: James Meadowcroft et al. (eds.), What's Next for Sustainable Development? Our Common Future at Thirty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 120-137.

Borowy, Iris, “Before UNEP: Who is in Charge of International Environment? The struggle for institutional responsibility 1968 – 1972?” Journal of Global History (2019), 14: 1, 87–106. 

Borowy, Iris, The history of sustainable development and the United Nations. In: Jeremy Caradona (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability, Milton Park: Routledge 2018, 151-163.

Borowy, Iris "Science and Technology for Development in a Postcolonial World. Negotiations at the United Nations, 1960-1980," NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin / Journal of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, 26:1 (2018), 31-62.

Borowy, Iris,  "Negotiating the Environment: The Making of the OECD Environment Committee and the Polluter Pays Principle, 1968-1972," in Mathieu Leimgruber and Matthias Schmelzer (eds.), The OECD and the International Political Economy since 1948, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017, 311-334.

Borowy, Iris and Matthias Schmelzer (eds.). History of the Future of Growth. Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth. Milton Park: Routledge 2017.

Borowy, Iris. “Sustainable Development in Brundtland and Beyond: how (not) to reconcile material wealth, environmental limits and just distribution,” in: Estelita Vaz, Arnaldo Melo, and Cristina Joanaz de Melo, (eds.), Environmental History in the Making Vol. I, New York: Springer 2017, 91-108.

Colten, Craig. 2020. Shifting Definitions of Hazardous Wastes. Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3: 1 (2020): 5. DOI:

Colten, Craig, Bruce Glavovic, Iris Borowy and Scott Hemmerling (eds.), Coastal Cities in a Changing Climate. Special issue in: Frontiers in Environmental Science, 2020/2021. (SCIE).

Dittgen, Romain, and G. Chungu, Editorial: (Un)writing ‘Chinese space’ in urban Africa. Of city-making, lived experiences and entangled processes. China Perspectives/Perspectives chinoises, No.4, 201, 3-7.

Dittgen, Romain, Lewis M. and G. Chungu, “Of spatial and temporal entanglements: Narrating a (Chinese) street in suburban Johannesburg,” China Perspectives/Perspectives chinoises, No.4, 2019, 37-43.

Freeman, Dena.  “Entangled histories of “Development,” “development”, and “Christian development.” In Perspectives on the History of Global Development, ed. Corinna Unger, Nicholas Ferns, Jack Loveridge and Iris Borowy. (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022), 59-80.

Huang, Yun. "Medical Missions, Pharmaceutical Commerce and Drugs Consumption: The Introduction of Cocaine to China, 1887-1910," History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals  63 (1) 2021, 61-79.

黄运, '由禁政而外交: 清季吗啡进口管制政策的形成', 近代史研究, 2022年第4期,第103-114页.(Huang Yun. "From Domestic Regulation to Drug Diplomacy: the Formulation of Morphine Import Control in the Last Years of the Qing Dynasty." Modern Chinese History Studies, Issue 4, (2022): 103-114.

Kuamoah, Catherine, “Renewable Energy Deployment in Ghana: The Hype, Hope and Reality,” Insight on Africa 12 (1)  2020, 45-64.

Liu,Yi. "Religion and development: Multiple Voices in Global context." In: Corinna Unger, Iris Borowy and Corinne Pernet (eds.), Routledge Handbook on the History of Development. (London: Routledge, 2022), 221-233.

McGrew, Tony. “The Logics of Economic Globalization,” in: John Ravenhill (ed.), Global Political Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019), 250 – 279.

McGrew, Tony. “Global Politics,” in: Steven Lamy et al. (eds), Introduction to Global Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020), 1 - 29.

McGrew, Anthony. “Fixing the Global Food System.” Global Policy 13, no.2 (2022): 310-314.  

McGrew, Tony. “Globalization and Global Politics,” in: John Baylis and Steve Smith (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020), 19 – 39.

Mustafa Malik, Zill-e-huma. "Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: A Case Study of OBOR and CPEC (2013-2020)." International Journal of Political Studies 7 (2) 2021, 59-75.

Mustafa Malik, Zill-e-huma.  “China’ s BRI: From Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics in the case of Pakistan,” Journal of the Faculty of Political Science (NEUSBF) 3, no.2 (2021), 115-130.  DOI: 10.51124/jneusbf.2021.15.

Mustafa Malik, Zill-e-huma. “China’s soft power: effective International media presence, Chi-Fast &Chi-Film. Journal of Development Policy, Research & Practice Vol. 5 (January – December 2021), 81 – 95

Munisov, Zarkamol (Camille) & Iris Borowy, “A narrative analysis: tragic images of the Aral Sea in the Russophone ecopoems.” Central Asian Survey (Jan 2023). DOI: 10.1080/02634937.2022.2154315 

Munkhbileg, Batmunkh. “Climate Change and Pastoral Nomads: Feedback Loops in Ulaan-Baatar,” Arcadia. Explorations in Environmental History, autumn 2022, no.13.  

Philips, Justine. “How Australia made poisoning animals normal.” The Conversation, February 18, 2019.

Ulagban, Yelif.  “Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges for Mongolia,” The Asia-Pacific Journal 19: 3 (2021), Article ID 5533,

Wiktor-Mach, Dobrosława. "What role for culture in the age of sustainable development? UNESCO’s advocacy in the 2030 Agenda negotiations," International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2018.1534841

Wiktor-Mach,  Dobrosława. "Cultural heritage and development: UNESCO’s new paradigm in a changing geopolitical context," Third World Quarterly. Published online: 26 Apr 2019. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1604131

Zhang, Yong-an. "'The forgotten dimension' of the international history of Cold War Studies," Historical Research, No. 6 (2014), pp. 42-47.

Zhang, Yong-an and Jie Sun, "The U.S. and the NATO's 'third dimension': the establishment of the Committee on the the Challenges of Modern Society, " Journal of Nanjing University, No. 5 (2015), 5063. 

Zhang, Yong-an. "Nixon's 'New Mechanism' of War on Drugs: NATO's Committe on the Challenges of Modern Society and International Cooperation on Drug Control," Seeking Truth, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2016), 141-151.