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DVST6904 - Rethinking Poverty
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Robbie Peters
Poverty reduction has always been a central development goal. Major international programs such as the UN's Millennium Goals place poverty at their centre. New explanatory concepts such as social exclusion, capability, social capital and sustainability have considerably expanded our thinking about its nature. Students will examine cases from many parts of the world of the way discourses, policies and development practices operate together, enabling an evaluation of contemporary approaches to poverty and their effects on those most vulnerable.
1x1200wd presentation (35%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), seminar participation (15%)
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