The Role of NGOs and the State in Development Practice

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Role of NGOs and the State in Development Practice

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Objective:
    This module presents the ongoing debate between interventionist strategies and neoliberal approaches to economic development and how state policy and practice has been influenced by these opposing ideals. The voluntary sector have become a major actor in the social and political life by both providing services and advocating for change at international and national level. The current position of NGO's is affected by shifts in the global power base, thus the potential and limits of NGO involvement in development activities will be explored.

    Module Content:
    A review of economic theories of the State in economic development.
    The role of the State in the context of Globalisation
    Capitalism 2.0 ? Reinventing itself in light of Globalisation and the Global challenges.
    Civil society sector ? its growth, and role in Development
    Factors which affect the power and influence of NGOs in the Development policy and practice
    Case Study: An analysis of state development policies and NGOs discourse in Tanzania.

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