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Module INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Module code: KD151
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 1
Department: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
International: Yes
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This module explores contemporary global development challenges which affect us all (e.g., conflict, inequality, climate change) and different means of addressing them. Students learn about different understandings of international development, about how societies change and how people can build a better world. The module encourages learners to understand and question key concepts, theories and practices related to international development including reviews of modernisation, neo-Marxist, alternative and post-development theories. It provides an historical overview of development planning and practice with a special focus on the roles played by , civil society, business and the state in development. It situates this exploration of development in the context of globalisation processes and introduces considerations for international development today, e.g., related to sustainable development, gender and rights-based approaches to development.

On successful completion of the module:
Students should have a good understanding of key theories of development.
Globalisation and social change.
Be able to understand and analyse the role of business, the State and civil society in global processes of development
Have a basic understanding of different approaches to development practice, e.g., gender and development, sustainable development, Rights Based Approaches.

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