Politics of Development - POL00009I

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Ingrid Kvangraven
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To provide students with a conceptual and empirical understanding of the comparative politics of development, including critical enquiry into its political and institutional elements.
  • To enhance students' ability to identify contested issues in the field, and to organise and present and substantiate reasoned arguments in oral and written form.

Module learning outcomes

  • To have a sound knowledge of paradigmatic cases that have shaped debates in the field.
  • To have a good empirical and theoretical understanding of the role of the state and other domestic and international institutions in the development process.
  • To evaluate different schools of thought and modes of explanation in relation to the politics of development, including development policy.
  • To organise and synthesize a wide range of empirical material, including quantitative and historical detail.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Politics of Development
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Politics of Development
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

Handelman, H (2008), The Challenge of Third World Development. (FT Prentice Hall).

Sen. A. (1999) Development as Freedom, (Oxford University Press).

Leftwich, A. (2000) States of Development (Polity).



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