15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Since the close of the twentieth century, intentional plans to improve the quality of governance in the Global South have become a significant part of international development, and the subject of specific policy agendas around promoting `good governance', democratic decentralisation, and enhancing public participation. This unit will use a growing theoretical literature on governance and the everyday state within the Global South to look critically at these policy agendas and their underlying assumptions. The unit is taught through seminars and workshops which structure learning, and help students to research these policy agendas' effects within particular contexts through case studies.

Staff Contact: Dr Gabriel Silvestre
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars,
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK