Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2020/21 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
  • Funktionen:
Theories, Practices and Politics of Development    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Vorlesung     WiSe 2020/21     2 SWS     keine Übernahme    
   Fakultät: Fakultät für Gesellschaftswissenschaften    
   Teilnehmer/-in  Maximal : 40  
      IBEP M.A., Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik (Master of Arts)   ( 1. Semester )
  DevGov M.A., Development and Governance (Master of Arts)   ( 1. Semester )
  Master of Arts Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik, Abschluss 86, Master of Arts Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik (86D96)   ( 1. Semester )
  Master of Arts Development and Governance, Abschluss 86, Master of Arts Development and Governance (86B51)   ( 1. Semester )
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Scheper
   Termin: Mittwoch   14:00  -  16:00    wöch.
Beginn : 04.11.2020    Ende : 10.02.2021

The lecture will present central concepts and controversies of development research and discuss practices and politics of development cooperation. We will start by introducing key theoretical concepts of development and development cooperation. We will then discuss central controversies concerning ideas about developmental success/failure, and contemporary changes that characterise the developmental field. International practices of development will be analysed through specific case studies. We will also engage with radically critical perspectives on the system of development cooperation (e.g. based on post- and decolonial perspectives).

The lecture will deepen students’ knowledge about development concepts and strategies with often conflicting assumptions and strategies. Students will learn to critically reflect on the development discourse, its different theoretical approaches and related practices of development cooperation with a view towards engagement in their own research projects.

The course is open to students of MA Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik as well as MA Development and Governance.

Students are expected to attend regularly during synchronous online sessions, to read assigned texts, and to engage actively and regularly in asynchronous tasks. Details will follow in the first session via Zoom. Zoom access details will be sent to registered participants on 03 Nov 2020.

There will be a sit-in Exam at the end of the teaching bloc. Details will follow.


The lecture will be in english. It will be partly digital via Zoom, supplemented by asynchronous elements that students can work on independently from home.