DV2135 World development
May only be chosen by students who registered prior to 30 November 2011. To be examined for the last time in 2013, except for a re-sit in 2014.
Part 1: A framework for the course
Ideas of development: Enlightenment origins; academic specialisation and colonialism; ideas of development after 1945.
Part 2: Theories of development
Theories of the State and market: Founding theories of the state; theorizations since 1945; founding theories of the market; theorizations since 1945.
Theories of institutions and civil society: Founding theories of institutions; recent theorizations; founding theories of civil society; theorizations since 1945.
Part 3: The History of development
The origins of Capitalism and the rise of the West: Why Europe?; the non-European world and early European imperialism; the age of empire.
The rise and fall of the era of national development: The Long Boom and the Cold War; political independence and 'Third Worldism'; the crisis of the 1970s and its consequences.
Part 4: Key themes in development policy and practice
Late development and industrial policy: Industrialization - meaning and early approaches; implications for other aspects of development; late industrial policies; managing trade and investment.
Agrarian change and rural development: Land reform and agrarian reform; the 'Green Revolution'; newer approaches to rural development.
Governance and public policy: Governance and corruption; democracy and economic growth; democracy and poverty.
The international order: Understanding globalization; understanding the international system - the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.