Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing (ECOP6018)


This unit explores the processes and social dynamics underpinning economic development. Students engage critically with key themes informing the discourse of `development economics┬┐ and reflect on alternative approaches to understanding the connections and tensions between economic development, growth and wellbeing. Key debates within this scholarship are considered in their historical context and contending theoretical approaches are surveyed in relation to global agricultural and extractive industries.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)

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