Dilemmas of International Development
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Development Studies, International Politics, International Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module provides an in-depth introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of development studies. It introduces students to key debates in development theory and to the history of development policy and practice. The course encourages students to think critically about what development is, about how it is carried out and what it can achieve. We will explore the ?grand? development theories and approaches such as modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and alternatives. The module gives students the opportunity to consider the role of these approaches in assisting or hindering progress in a globalised world, whether in terms of distribution of wealth, political change or human rights; and further to assess the relevance of various development policies to the everyday lives of people living in the global south.
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