Development theories 751

Module code GSO 751
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Changing attitudes towards change and social inequality at different times and places. The concept "development" in the natural sciences and humanities. Key concepts in development theory: capitalism, socialism, colonialism, neocolonialism. Changing theories of development: linear states theory, neo-classical structural change model, modernisation theory, dependency theory and postmodernist challenges. Contemporary debates regarding the utilisation of scientific knowledge: predicting and inducing change, ethical considerations and multidisciplinary cooperation in development. Relationship between theory and practice and between community development and related fields of specialisation.

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

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