Politics of Global Development Field of Study
Part of the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice program
This plan is no longer available for enrolment.
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Social Science
Why study Politics of Global Development?
Development is inherently political and involves relations of power in all its aspects. This field of study is concerned with the relations between and among actors in development, how these relations are experienced, and in which ways they are attended by struggle, contestation and conflict in contexts of social and political change. In working towards analyses dealing with such central questions, we continuously foreground and emphasize the intricate link between theories and practices.
The courses offered in this field introduce students to the analytical tools required to examine political challenges of global development. They examine dilemmas, struggles and strategies shaping development globally; the international political economy of globalisation and development; challenges of reconstruction and restoration in post-conflict development contexts; theories and practices of mediation and conflict resolution; the role of culture, and questions of identity in development; struggles to enhance gender equity; and the ethics and politics of Human Rights. These are central issues in contemporary global development and students will gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential for working in this field.
View the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Politics of Global Development field of study.
Students who have studied previously in these areas have gone on to work for organisations like the United Nations Development Program, the World Food Program and various non-government organisations, as well as for government departments in central, state or local governments and research institutes. Many are also employed by the private sector as consultants and some have set up their own consultancy practice.
What it costs
Please view the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice for information on key dates and how to apply.