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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

Module Aims

• To reflect on who or what constitutes the 'South' in International Relations • To study in depth the mainstream economic development ideology from the early 1980s to the present, focusing on the Washington and post-Washington consensus and associated ideas of global economic integration. • To focus on the implementation and results of global development policies via: the structural and institutional reform of national economies by the policies of the IMF and World Bank; the liberalisation of trade, finance and investment; and the most recent World Bank policies, especially on poverty alleviation and Private Sector Development.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • 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
  • Apply a sound empirical knowledge of economic development and its impact
  • Be fully conversant with contemporary global level debates about development choices for the new century

Syllabus

• 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

TypeHours
Independent Study121
Teaching29
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

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

John Rapley (1996). Understanding Development. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (3 hours) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (3 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: PAIR2001

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