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DVST6901 - Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robbie Peters


The post-1949 era of 'development' has seen a philosophical and policy shift from nation-building projects of 'modernisation' to the local responsiveness of market forces and civil society. An anthropological emphasis on cultural and local difference and a sociological understanding of state and civil society provide a critical perspective on both this history and current debates. Case studies raise questions of health, gender and childhood, project success or failure, and of the hopes and skepticism development evokes.


1000wd weekly online exercises (15%), 500wd research essay proposal (10%), 3000wd research essay (45%), 1500wd take-home exercise (30%)


1x2-hr seminar/week




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