Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||SP20208 Supplementary cw 100% (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To introduce students to the international dimension of development and familiarise them with key issues in the international politics of development.
By the end of the unit students should
* have a clear understanding of how the concept of development has to be understood in the context of politics at international level
* develop analyses of connections between practices of development and that of politics at international level
* be familiar with the debates over First World, Third World and development
* have a critical understanding of key issues such as aid, conditionalities, international organisations, human security, war, and inequality.
* Critical thinking
* Proactive 'reading' of the written and visual texts
* Relating academic learning to everyday life
* Managing time effectively to optimise knowledge and understanding of a syllabus
* Writing clearly and concisely and presenting an argument logically and succinctly
The topics will include: conceptualising the 'international' of development; development in the context of international politics; the idea of first world, third world and Developmentalism; postcolonial states and developmentalism; aid and conditionalities; security and development; women, war and development; the role of international organisations; inequality, poverty and hunger as international development as well as international political issues.
* Escobar, A. (1995) Encountering development. Princeton. Princeton University Press.
* Hoogvelt, A. (2001). Globalization and the postcolonial world. London. Palgrave.
* Duffield, M. (2002) Global Governance and the New War. London. Zed.
SP20208 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Economics
SP20208 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics