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ECOP3014 - Political Economy of Development

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Elizabeth Hill


This unit of study investigates the idea, theory and practice of economic development in low income countries. Students are introduced to particular theories explaining economic growth and the obstacles to development. These theories are applied to a range of contemporary issues in developing countries, such as industrialisation, structural adjustment and poverty, human rights, gender, the role of NGOs, development assistance and credit and debt drawing on case studies from different countries.


1x1000wd essay (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial presentation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1002 or ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



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