Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

GT241

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Tutorial work, assignments and exam

Course coordinator

Dr Michael Spann & Dr Kamil Shah

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course focuses on the politics of global development processes. It examines the contemporary development constellation and explores the way in which local and global contexts are increasingly interconnected in an era of globalisation. We investigate the diverse actors involved in the development process, from local groups through NGOs, national development agencies, private actors, and multilateral institutions (such as the IMF and the World Bank), and consider the political implications of their interactions. The course traces the relevance of historical legacies and considers their implications for the changing political contexts of development in the 21st century. We examine regional experiences of development, as well as the way in which development in an era of globalisation is transforming national development experiences. The final part of the course is dedicated to examining contemporary development and poverty reduction approaches, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper initiatives.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile