This module looks at the role of the state in development with particular reference to Africa and Asia. It reflects on the state apparatus as a preserve of political and economic leadership and considers the actions that it may take to drive transformation that should benefit the broader society. The focus on these regions will encourage students to critically engage mainstream thought on development as they examine developmental lessons from the global South (South-South learning). Focus on these regions will also enable students to observe the interactions between theory/concept - building and empirical experiences.
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2 x essays: 1,500 words (30%) and 3,000 words (70%)