20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: Development in the Global South is a major issue of international concern in the 21st century. This module explores contemporary development issues and examines the contribution that geographers, and geographical thought, can make towards understanding inequality, poverty and socio-economic change. Definitions of `development¿, `poverty¿ and `the poor¿ shift and are invested with political meaning which reflect specific geographies and ways of seeing the world: students develop critical understandings of such terminology and the power dynamics implicit within them. This module addresses diverse theories, paradigms and contemporary critiques of development, and explores some of the central issues affecting processes of development. Case examples are drawn from Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia.

Staff Contact: Kate Findlater
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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