Globalization and Inequality: Perspectives on Development
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThis course critically focuses on structural issues of development on a global scale. Globalization refers to the increasing interdependence of markets, states and civil societies and the resulting effects on people and their environment. By also focusing on inequality, the structural differentiation among actors in terms of access to means, opportunities and resources, issues of (re-)distribution are taken into account as well. The course investigates inequalities and interdependencies on a global, international, national and local level, while considering the role of public, private and civil society actors. Thus, it aims to understand the underlying development processes and unlock the ongoing debates. The course focuses on the following themes: globalization and development: the Millennium Development goals; a History of Inequality; the agencies of development; democratization, human rights and development; health and development; Global Migration and remittances; and food security, natural resources and global crises.
Doelstellingen van dit vak•To understand and analyze issues of globalization and inequality from several disciplinary perspectives. •To connect issues of globalization, inequality, poverty and development. •To understand theories, concepts and historical roots of global social, political and economic inequality. •To gain knowledge of the main global and international actors and networks in the field of development, including their aim, impact and effectiveness. •To gain knowledge about contemporary issues in development and the developing world, in particular: oDemocratization, human rights and development oHealth and development oGlobal Migration and remittances oFood security, natural resources and global crises •To analyze changes in 21st century geopolitical perspectives with regards to development, including the growing impact of the BRICS countries. •To obtain insight in the relations between the various global crises and recent development policies. •To discuss future development scenarios.
Aanbevolen literatuur•Greig, A., Hulme, D., & Turner, M. (2007). Challenging Global Inequality; Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century. Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan. •Relevant academic articles, reports, book chapters and websites.
Tutorial group meetings, lectures, group work and presentations.
Presentations, a group paper and a take-home exam.
This course is a prerequisite for the following course(s): •SSC3047 Development & Poverty in the 21st Century
2 sep 2019
25 okt 2019
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Presentation(s), Lecture(s), Assignment(s), Paper(s)
Evaluatiemethoden:Final paper, Attendance, Participation, Written exam, Oral exam, Take home exam