Theories and Histories of Globalisation and Development
Volledige vakbeschrijvingGlobalisation and development have been interdependent processes at least since the colonial era, and these linkages became even more prominent during the so-called "Age of Development" that followed WWII. The trends of 21st century globalisation in some ways depart from and in other ways reinforce these historical processes. Two trends are particularly significant. First, the most pressing developmental issues of our times are even more global in nature, and second, in the last century, especially since the WW II, the discourses and practices on development have dominantly shaped processes of globalisation. The trends of 21st century globalisation are, however, markedly different, whether they refer to, for instance, financial crisis or climate change. Two of these trends are particularly significant. First, some of the most pressing issues of our times are global in nature, and second, contrary to the cold war politics of the 20th century, the world is increasingly becoming multi-polar with the rising power of several developing nations. In order to prepare students to engage with this changing scenario, this course will introduce the history, leading theories and formative debates on globalisation and development, and the ways in which the two are related. The course addresses theories from the theories of colonialism through modernization theory, dependency, neoliberalism, alternatives to development and human development. It addresses ongoing debates on globalisation, and the rise of Asia and emerging societies. The course will use both original texts and critiques to help students develop their own interdisciplinary understanding of globalisation and development, which will be represented in the form of debates among students on various contemporary aspects of 21st century globalisation and development.
Doelstellingen van dit vakAt the end of the course, students … • will know and understand the main historical narratives and academic theories on globalisation and development. • will be able to apply mainstream and critical theories pertaining to globalisation and development to analyze contemporary issues affecting relationships between Global North and South on macro-, meso-and micro levels. • will be able to critically judge and assess policies and other issues central to the development of countries in Global North and South and relate these to the context of ongoing globalisation. • will be able to formulate well-supported insights and judgements on topics of globalisation and development and communicate these effectively to peers through debates. • can communicate their insights and informed judgements to peers using appropriate and modern information and communications tools • will be able to conduct a literature and quantitative data search on a subject and synthesize the results in oral and written forms in a coherent and informed manner.
VoorwaardenEnrollment in MA GDS
2 sep 2019
25 okt 2019
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:Assignment(s), Lecture(s), PBL
Evaluatiemethoden:Attendance, Presentation, Assignment, Written exam
Trefwoorden:globalisation, Development, history, theory