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Development Theory and Emerging Economies (Module)

Module description

This module introduces students to the main theories of development as they have emerged since the mid-20th century, laying the groundwork for understanding the tensions and questions raised in theorising about development in emerging economies thus allowing students to unpack a range of development theories with regard to economic development, the role of states, markets and institutions, institutional political economy, aid, global governance, and critiques of development. Students will critically appraise development theories grounded in contrasting or complementary political, ideological, and disciplinary approaches; students will be given the tools to critically think about different approaches to development in emerging economies and be prompted to situate themselves in development theory. The module is interdisciplinary and therefore each set of theories will be taught by DID experts in the respective fields.

Please note module information is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information

Andres Mejia-Acosta, Andy Sumner, Alice Evans, Negar-Elodie Behzadi and Mayssoun Sukarieh

Teaching pattern

10-Weekly two-hour workshops and one-hour seminars every other week

Module assessment - more information

4,000-words written essay (100%)

Key information

Module code 7YYD0027

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No