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This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the nature, role and relationship between states, civil society, transnational stakeholders and the private sector in development practice.
At the end of this module, students will have:
Insight into the function of different state institutions and understanding of their roles;
An appreciation of the institutional capacities, and political and economic agendas of different types of states;
The implications of state welfare and the consequences of integrated global social policies and welfare systems;
An understanding of the influence of political ideology on humanitarian and development action.;
An awareness of the role and function of non-governmental organisations and other civil society organisations in development practice;
Knowledge of the impact of globalisation on historical and contemporary development practices;
The capacity to critically reflect on and analyse the concepts of the state, civil society organisations and transnational actors in development practice.