Faculty of Arts
Contemporary Theories of International Development
Consideration of contemporary development issues and strategies, including globalisation, gender, environment, human rights and current thinking. The course is based on a variety of contemporary topics, theories and issues of concern in contemporary development, many of which are addressed by guest speakers from academia, the NGO sector and development agencies. It starts with an introduction to the course and reflects on globalisation through trade and other global issues including aid and debt relief. The work of Amartya Sen, including development as freedom, is used as a basis for exploring such topics as: health, capabilities and functionings; customary rights; environment and development; population and development; post-development; conflict resolution and development and governance structures.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem
DEVELOP 710: 15.0 points