DV1171 Introduction to international development
May not be taken with DV2135 World 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.
The syllabus notes for DV1171 Introduction to international development have been amended to clarify DV1171 and DV2135 World development are excluded courses and may not therefore be taken together.