Units of Study

GOVT6304 - Development and World Politics

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Delphine Rabet

Description

This unit will examine critical perspectives on international development. It will explore key questions concerning development, including: Have efforts to 'reduce poverty' been effective? What are the various meanings associated with development concepts like 'building capacity' and 'empowerment'? Is there any consensus about what development is and how to 'do' it? The unit will include an analysis of how much has been learned about development over the last fifty years. Finally, the unit will consider what role might individuals take.

Assessments

1x1000wd book review (20%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x800wd class presentation (20%), participation (10%)

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

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