Units of Study

GOVT6304 - Development and World Politics

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Megan Mackenzie
Phone: +61 2 9036 9529
Email: megan.mackenzie@sydney.edu.au

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

1000wd book review (20%) and 3000wd essay (50%) and 800wd class presentation (20%) and seminar participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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