Case studies in development practice 759

Module code GSO 759
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

The module adopts an applied approach. It takes learners through a journey in the world of development practice since the 1950s, and provides a critical analysis of the different ideological positions influencing post-WW II development. With a bias towards grandiose schemes that dominated the world of development practice in the postcolonial era, it draws the attention of the student to the role of a range of organisations and institutions involved in developing country development process, and the challenges associated with the development culture of the time. The module will look at classic case studies like the Ujamaa, development projects in Lesotho, colonial betterment schemes, and contemporary cases including indigenisation policies, policies promoting migration, gender mainstreaming, land and tenure reforms, etc.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 other contact session per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Anthropology and Archaeology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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