This Unit of Study will explore the political, economic, social and developmental challenges of countries in the Global South, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Students will examine the changing place of these countries in the global economy, as well as their importance in debates in areas including human rights, democracy and security. These will be considered from both contemporary and historical perspectives. The Unit will focus on the events and processes that have shaped the current contours of the Global South, including the Cold War, development narratives, foreign aid, humanitarian intervention, globalisation and the rise of the Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs countries).
1 x 2 hr seminar/week
1x3000wd Major Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Policy Paper (30%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), Seminar Participation (10%)