The unit examines the theory and practice of ‘sustainable development’ in countries in the ‘Global South’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While differing significantly from each other, these countries share a common syndrome, seeking to combat high levels of internal poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, disease and environmental degradation in a domestic context marked by ethnic and religious conflict and poor governance and an international context experiencing a crisis in neoliberal globalisation. The unit introduces students to the historical impacts of colonialism and post-colonialism, to theories of Third World development (modernisation, dependency, sustainable development, post-development) and to the actors responsible for delivering development (governments, international organisations, aid agencies and multinational corporations). Key development policy issues examined include trade, investment, education, women's rights, corruption and environment degradation.
|Unit name||Third World Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Prof James Chin (Coordinator)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Prerequisites: HIR101 or HPP101
Mutual exclusions: HSG207/307
Int: web-based delivery of 13 weeks learning resources; 90 minute weekly tutorial (face-to-face and via MyLO webconference)
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 weeks learning resources; weekly online tutorial discussions
200 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: tutorial participation and oral presentation (25%); 2,000 essay (25%); 3,500 word comparative case study (50%)
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