Rethinking Poverty (DVST6904)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (35%) and 1hr exam (15%) and 1000wd reading notes (10%)

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No

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