Issues in Development: an Introduction

Subject 121-906 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof Andrew Dawson

Subject Overview: This subject provides an introduction to the history of social and economic change within regions of the world, focusing especially on the second half of the twentieth century. It introduces students to the trends and debates about rural development, industrialization, urbanization, environment and development, gender and population, health and education, violence and development, and the agents of development. As well as identifying trends in these sectors of development and in different regions, there will be a case study of one particular development issue in one place (for example: peace and development in E Timor; famine in Ethiopia; transition and inequality in China).
Prescribed Texts:
To be advised
Recommended Texts: Hoogvelt A 2002 Globalisation and the postcolonial world Basingstoke UK: Macmillan Desai V and Potter R B 2002 The companion to development studies London: Arnold
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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