Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2023/24 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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Theories and Practices of Development    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Seminar     WiSe 2023/24     2 SWS     keine Übernahme    
   Lehreinheit: Sozialwissenschaften    
   Zielgruppe/Studiengang   IBEP M.A., Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik (Master of Arts)   ( 1. Semester )
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Scheper
   Termin: Dienstag   10:00  -  12:00    wöch.
Beginn : 10.10.2023    Ende : 30.01.2024
      Raum :   SG U113   SG  

The seminar covers central concepts and controversies of development research and international development cooperation. We will start by introducing key theoretical concepts of development and strands of critique. We will then discuss central controversies concerning normative ideas about developmental success/failure, and contemporary programmatic policy changes that characterise the developmental field. We will also engage with radically critical perspectives on the discourse and practice of development.

We put a special focus on addressing the role of private, transnational actors: the power and responsibility of large corporations as development actors, their regulation, and the development policy controversies around global trade policy, supply chains and financial markets. We approach them by linking development research with theories of global governance, transnational private governance and global political economy. We include empirical highlights on transnational development policy controversies about private corporations.

The seminar will enable students to deepen their knowledge of development concepts and political-economic paradigms and to critically engage with the sometimes contradictory assumptions and policies associated with them. 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 and MA Development and Governance.

Students are expected to attend regularly, to read assigned texts, and to engage actively in our discussions.

Examination: Students are expected to write a policy brief. Details will be given during the seminar and on Moodle.