Faculty of Arts


DEVELOP 710

Development Policies and Institutions


Description

This course aims at providing students with an in-depth knowledge of national and international policy approaches to alleviate poverty, enhance social justice and achieve environmental sustainability. The course will scrutinise contemporary development policies carried out by national governments, international development banks, donor agencies and UN organisations. Examples of policies that will be covered in the course are land policies, food aid policies, migration policies, climate adaptation and mitigation policies as well as ethical and fair trade policies. Students will develop the ability to analyse complex policymaking issues, making use of both theory and empirical evidence from specific cases.

By the end of this semester, students should understand:

  • The complexity and dynamics of development policymaking and the importance of policy space, particularly for least developed countries in Asia and small island developing states
  • Major policy debates at the national and international level around poverty and hunger alleviation, migration, climate change and trade
  • How policy is framed in national and international development agendas and forums

 

By the end of this semester, students should be able to:

  • Explain the aims of development policies and critically assess policy narratives and different approaches to policymaking
  • Analyse complex policymaking issues, making use of both theory and empirical evidence from specific cases
  • Communicate policy ideas in both written and verbal form

Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Andreas Neef

Reading/Texts


Recommended Reading


Points

DEVELOP 710: 15.0 points

Restrictions

DEVELOP 700


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