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PAIR3005 Development and International Relations

Module Overview

The module will reflect on who or what constitutions the "South" in internal relationships, to take a deep and critical look at the contested nature of development and to evaluate the development achievement, and to study in depth the mainstream economic development ideology from the early 1980s to the present, focusing on the Washington and pot-Washington consensus and associated ideas of global economic integration.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the post 1945 history of development thinking from a global perspective
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the policies of the international financial institutions and their impact upon development
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply a sound empirical knowledge of historical economic development and its impact
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Express your understanding of a module through written communication.


• Questioning Development • U.S. Hegemony: Past and Present • The South in the International Economy • The International Financial Institutions: From • Structural Adjustment to Poverty Reduction • The International Trading System • Intellectual Property Rights • Strong States: The East Asian Developmental Model • Poverty And Inequality • Neo-Imperialism and the Rise of the GovernanceState

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Mixture of lecturing, and seminars. Film based seminars

Independent Study124
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

John Glenn (2007). Globalization: North-South Perspectives. 

John Rapley (1996). Understanding Development. 

Majid Rahnema with Victoria Bawtree (eds) (1998). The Post Development Reader. 

Annie Taylor and Caroline Thomas (eds) (1999). Global Trade and Global Social Issues. 

P.W.Preston (1997). Development Theory. 

Caroline Thomas (2000). Global Governance, Development and Human Security. 

R. Kaplinsky (2005). Globalization, Poverty and Inequality: Between a rock and a hard place. 

P Burnell & V. Randall (2008). Politics in the Developing World. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (2 hours) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: PAIR1001 or PAIR1002 or PAIR1004 or PAIR1005

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