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The objectives are to give an introduction to main theoretical perspectives in understanding development. Position students to understand key processes at issue in development. Present and analyse different theoretical perspectives on the competing roles of a relevant institutions, agencies, and actors.
This module is interested in the geography of development. The module is based on the view that development is a ‘first’ and ‘third’ world issue. The module moves through a range of theoretical perspectives on development and uses a series of case studies to shed light on some of the practical and political consequences of different views on development. The course covers modernization theory, Marxism, feminist understandings of development, neoliberalism, and contemporary anti-capitalist views on development. The module then gives detailed consideration to urban and rural dimensions of development.