Faculty of Arts
Early Theories of International Development
Critical examination of the historical development of theories and issues since 1945, emphasising the dominance of economic growth as a development target and the early contesting of this dominance.
The course attempts to define development and discuss attempts to measure it through income, human development and human poverty indicators. It reviews development post World War II; it considers economic growth as a principal aim of development and the dominant thinking of the 1960s and 1970s and looks at the issues surrounding the Washington Consensus of the 1980s and globalisation and the counter swing against it in the late 1990s and early twenty-first century.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Kenneth Jackson
DEVELOP 709: 15.0 points