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PPR222: Politics of Development
Tutors: Ngai-Ling Sum (Michaelmas) and Julie Hearn (Lent)
This course introduces students to the main approaches to development. It provides students with an overview of the main theoretical approaches, especially modernisation theory, World Systems Analysis, feminist theories, and postcolonialism. It relates these theories to issues and case studies from the South, including the debt question, the impact of globalisation, global governance, corporate social responsibility, poverty and inequality, social movements and the activities of NGOs.
The course comprises two interrelated parts. The first term deals with the main theoretical approaches to development. The second term pursues the links between the conceptual issues raised in term one and connects them to global- and national-focused perspectives on the politics of development. These perspectives are illustrated by examples and cases drawn from Africa and Latin America.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1 hour) and Workshop (1 hour) weekly.
Cammack P et al. Third World Politics (2nd edition)
Elson D Male Bias in the Development Process
Escobar A Encountering Development: the Making and Unmaking of the Third World
Hoogvelt A Globalisation and the Postcolonial World (2 nd edition)
McMichael P Development and Change: A Global Perspective (2nd edition)
Peet R Theories of Development
Schuurman F (ed) Beyond the Impasse: New Directions in Development Theory
Slater David Geopolitics and the Post-Colonial: Rethinking North-South Relations
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