DV1171 Introduction to international development
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.
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 Cold War and the Long Boom; political independence and 'Third Worldism'; the crisis of the 1970s and its consequences.
Part 3: Key themes in development policy and practice
Late development and industrial policy: Industrialisation - 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; Governance and corruption; understanding democracy; democracy and economic growth; democracy and poverty.
The international order: Understanding globalisation; how old is globalisation?; how does globalisation affect development?; has globalisation affected poverty and inequality?; understanding the international system - the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.