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  1. Background/prior reading 44 items
    Here are some more general readings that you may find useful for the entire course. However, please do go beyond the reading list and search for your own literature.
    1. Introductory Texts 2 items
      If you're totally new to development studies or looking for a refresher, here are two 'introduction to...' style textbooks that are accessible but comprehensive.
    2. General Resources 42 items
      No single book exists that can adequately cover the entire module but the following books are useful overviews that are relevant to the module as a whole.
      1. Readers and Encyclopedias 7 items
      2. Basic texts on approaches to all aspects of development 19 items
        1. Poverty and development into the 21st century - Tim Allen, Alan Thomas, Open University 2000

          Book 

        2. Thinking about development - Björn Hettne 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        3. Geographies of global change: remapping the world - Peter J. Taylor, Michael J. Watts, R. J. Johnston 2002

          Book 

        4. Doing Good or Doing Better: Development Policies in a Globalising World - Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout, Robert Went 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        5. Doing good or doing better: development policies in a globalizing world - Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout, Robert Went 2009

          Book 

        6. Advancing development: core themes in global economics - George Mavrotas, Anthony F. Shorrocks, World Institute for Development Economics Research 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book  Especially chapters 1-3.

        7. Theories of development: contentions, arguments, alternatives - Richard Peet, Elaine Hartwick 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        8. Geographies of development: an introduction to development studies - Robert B. Potter, Tony Binns, Jennifer A. Elliott, David Smith 2008

          Book 

        9. Economic development - Michael P. Todaro, Stephen C. Smith 2015

          Book 

      3. Critical assessments 15 items
        1. Power of development - J. S. Crush 1995

          Book 

        2. Development theory: deconstructions/reconstructions - Jan Nederveen Pieterse, MyiLibrary 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        3. The history of development: from Western origins to global faith - Gilbert Rist, Patrick Camiller 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        4. Development as freedom - Amartya Sen 2001

          Book 

      4. Other key sources 1 item
        You should also consult reports and papers from institutions such as the UN and World Bank. Often these cover a specific theme, for example the UNDP Human Development report for 2003 deals specifically with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) whilst the World Bank/IMF Global Monitoring report 2010 looks at the MDGs after the global economic crisis. Specific volumes of the Human Development Report also exist for many individual countries (see link)
  2. Week 1 1 item
    Introduction
  3. Week 2 11 items
    Paradigms of development I: Modernisation and Dependency Theories
    1. Essential Readings 4 items
      These must be completed before any lectures, seminars or tutorials.
      1. Truman's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949

        Webpage Essential Available from the Harry S. Truman Library https://www.trumanlibrary.org

      2. The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power - Wolfgang Sachs 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 'Development'. See below for print version

      3. The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power - Wolfgang Sachs 1992

        Book  Read Chapter 'Development'.

    2. Optional Readings 7 items
      1. Theories of development: capitalism, colonialism and dependency - Jorge Larrain 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print edition

      2. The history of development: from Western origins to global faith - Gilbert Rist, Patrick Camiller 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

  4. Week 3 17 items
    Paradigms of development II: Post-colonial and Post-development Theories
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      These must be completed prior to any lectures, seminars or tutorials.
      1. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the third world - Arturo Escobar 2012

        Book Essential Chapter 2 only.

    2. Recommended Readings 7 items
      1. The post-development reader - Majid Rahnema, Victoria Bawtree 1997

        Book Recommended Only the chapter: Illich, I. (1970) ‘Development as Planned Poverty’ pp. 94-101.

      2. The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power - Wolfgang Sachs 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Particularly the 'Introduction'. See below for print version

      3. The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power - Wolfgang Sachs 1992

        Book  Particularly the 'Introduction'.

      4. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

        Book  Read Chapter 4, 'Post-Development and Alternatives to Development'.

    3. Optional Readings 8 items
      1. Power of development - J. S. Crush 1995

        Book 

      2. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World - Arturo Escobar, NetLibrary, Inc c1995 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      3. Beginning postcolonialism - John McLeod 2000

        Book 

      4. The post-development reader - Majid Rahnema, Victoria Bawtree 1997

        Book 

  5. Week 4 24 items
    Conflicting Paradigms of Development III: Decolonial Thought and Pluriversality
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      These must be completed prior to any lectures, seminars or tutorials.
    2. Recommended Readings 22 items
      1. Readings on Decolonial/Alternatives to Development 12 items
        1. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World - Arturo Escobar, NetLibrary, Inc c1995 (electronic resource)

          Book 

      2. General Readings on Decolonial Thought and Pluriversality 10 items
        1. INTRODUCTION - Walter D. Mignolo

          Article 

  6. Week 5 37 items
    Development Actors and Stakeholders: Top Down or Bottom Up?
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
    2. Recommended Readings 34 items
      1. Readings on the Role of the State 10 items
        1. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 8, 'National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid’.

        2. Embedded autonomy: states and industrial transformation - Peter B. Evans 1995 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        3. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 7, ‘State of the State: Does the State Have a Role in Development?’.

        4. 'The Asian Developmental State and the Flying Geese Paradigm - S Kasahara

          Document  Available from UN Conference on Trade and Development http://unctad.org/

        5. Putting development first: the importance of policy space in the WTO and IFIs - Kevin Gallagher, Alice H. Amsden 2005

          Book  Read Chapter, ‘Rethinking Industrial Strategy: The Role of the State in the Face of Globalization’.

      2. Readings on the Role of Multinational Corporations 3 items
        1. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 11, ‘Private Enterprise and Development’.

      3. Readings on the Role of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other Global Organisations 13 items
        1. International monetary cooperation since Bretton Woods - Harold James, International Monetary Fund 1996

          Book 

        2. Does foreign aid really work? - Roger Riddell, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book  See below for print version

        3. Does foreign aid really work? - Roger Riddell 2007

          Book 

        4. Reinventing the World Bank - Jonathan Pincus, Jeffrey A. Winters 2002

          Book 

        5. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 10, ‘The United Nations and Multilateral Actors in Development’.

        6. Introduction to international development: approaches, actors, issues, and practice 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 9, ‘The International Financial Institutions’.

      4. Readings on the Role of Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) 8 items
        1. Can NGOs make a difference?: the challenge of development alternatives - Anthony Bebbington, Samuel Hickey, Diana Mitlin 2008

          Book 

        2. Participation: the new tyranny? - Bill Cooke, Uma Kothari 2001

          Book 

        3. NGOs, states and donors: too close for comfort? - David Hulme, Michael Edwards, Save the Children Fund (Great Britain) 1997

          Book 

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    Week 6: Consolidation Week

     

     Well done on making it this far...

     

    Week 6 is consolidation week in Global Studies. Use it to review your notes so far, catch up on missed readings, and work on your assessments. There will be no lecture or seminar in week 6.

     

  8. Week 7 24 items
    Bandung to BRICS: ‘Emerging Markets’ and the Rising South
    1. Essential Readings 4 items
      1. The road from Mont Pèlerin: the making of the neoliberal thought collective 2009

        Book Essential Please read the chapter: Bair, J. (2009) ‘Taking aim at the New International Economic Order’.

      2. Neoliberalism with Southern Characteristics - V Prashad

        Document Essential Available from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/

      3. ‘Dreaming with BRICs’ - Leon Wansleben 11/2013

        Article Essential

    2. Recommended Readings: ‘emerging’ and ‘frontier markets’ / new geographies of development 6 items
      1. The Strange Geographies of 'Emerging Markets' - James Derrick Sidaway and Michael Pryke 2000

        Article 

    3. Recommended Readings: Bandung & The Third World Project 6 items
      1. Making a world after empire: the Bandung moment and its political afterlives - Christopher J. Lee c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      2. The Third World - Peter Worsley 1973

        Book  2nd ed also available in library.

    4. Recommended Readings: BRICS and the ‘Rising South’ 8 items
      1. BRICS: an anti-capitalist critique 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      2. Breaking the WTO: how emerging powers disrupted the neoliberal project - Kristen Hopewell 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

  9. Week 8 32 items
    The Concept of ‘Fragile States’: a New Form of Governmentality?
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
      1. Development, security and unending war: governing the world of peoples - Mark R. Duffield 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read Chapter 7 ‘Fragile States and Native Administration’.

    2. Recommended Readings 10 items
      1. Conflict, security and development: an introduction - Danielle Beswick, Paul Jackson 2015

        Book  See below for print version

      2. Development, security and unending war: governing the world of peoples - Mark R. Duffield 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      3. Global governance and the new wars: the merging of development and security - Mark R. Duffield, Antonio Donini 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

    3. Optional Readings: General Readings on Conflict and Development 14 items
      1. Breaking the conflict trap: civil war and development policy - Paul Collier, World Bank 2003

        Book  See below for print version

      2. Conflict and development - Roger Mac Ginty, Andrew J. Williams 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      3. Conflict and development - Roger Mac Ginty, Andrew J. Williams 2009

        Book 

      4. Conflict and development - Eleanor O'Gorman 2011

        Book  See below for print version

      5. Conflict and development - Eleanor O'Gorman 2011

        Book 

      6. At war's end: building peace after civil conflict - Roland Paris 2004

        Book  See below for print version

      7. The 2011 World Development Report is on Conflict, Security and Development. It can be accessed here: http://wdr2011.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/WDR2011_Overview.pdf

         

    4. Optional Readings: Politics and Development 6 items
      1. Development as freedom - Amartya Sen 2001

        Book 

  10. Week 9 21 items
    Culture and Development: Opportunity or Appropriation?
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
      No excuses.
      1. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World - Arturo Escobar, NetLibrary, Inc c1995 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Please read the preface. See below for print version

      2. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the third world - Arturo Escobar 2012

        Book Essential Please read the preface.

    2. Optional Readings 18 items
      1. Poverty and development into the 21st century - Tim Allen, Alan Thomas, Open University 2000

        Book  Read Chapter 'Taking Culture Seriously'.

      2. Cultures of politics, politics of cultures: re-visioning Latin American social movements - Sonia E. Alvarez, Evelina Dagnino, Arturo Escobar 1998

        Book  Read the chapter: Alvarez, S.E., Dagnino, E. & Escobar, A. (1998) ‘Introduction: The Cultural and the Political in Latin American Social Movements’ pp.1-29.

      3. The East Asian challenge for human rights - Joanne R. Bauer, Daniel Bell 1999

        Book 

      4. Development and culture: selected essays from Development in practice - World Faiths Development Dialogue (Organization) 2002

        Book 

      5. Culture and development: a critical introduction - Susanne Schech, Jane Haggis 2000

        Book 

      6. Culture and public action: a cross-disciplinary dialogue on development policy 2004

        Book  Try the chapter "Sen, A. (2004) 'How does culture matter?' pp. 37-58" for size.

      7. Media and development - Martin Scott 2014

        Book  See below for print version

      8. Media and development - Martin Scott 2014

        Book 

  11. Week 10 28 items
    ‘Smart Economics’? Gender, Development and the ‘Girl Effect’
    1. Essential Readings 4 items
    2. Recommended Readings: Online materials on the Girl Effect 4 items
      1. Girl Hub: a DFID and Nike Foundation initiative March 2012

        Document  Available from Independent Commission for Aid Impact https://icai.independent.gov.uk

      2. Publications | Plan International

        Webpage  Some ‘state of the world’s girls’ reports, available from Plan International https://plan-international.org

    3. Recommended Readings: ‘Smart Economics’ & the ‘Girl Effect’ 5 items
    4. Recommended Readings: Readings on Neoliberal Feminism 5 items
    5. Recommended Readings: Gender, Feminism & Development 10 items
      1. Challenging Imperial Feminism - Valerie Amos, Pratibha Parmar 23/1984

        Article 

      2. Gender myths and feminist fables: the struggle for interpretive power in gender and development - Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead, Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, England) c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  See below for print version

      3. From WID to GAD: Conceptual Shifts in the Women and Development Discourse - C Miller, S Razavi

        Document  Available from UNRISD http://www.unrisd.org/

      4. “Under Western Eyes” Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles - Chandra Talpade Mohanty 01/2003

        Article  Mohanty’s clarification and update of her position.

  12. Week 11 19 items
    Migration and Development
    1. Essential Readings 2 items
    2. Recommended Readings 2 items
      1. Making Migration Work for Development 2009

        Document  Available from the Migration, Globalisation and Poverty Research Centre http://www.migrationdrc.org/

    3. Optional Readings 15 items
      1. The age of migration: international population movements in the modern world - Stephen Castles, Hein de Haas, Mark J. Miller 2013

        Book 

      2. International migration and economic development: lessons from low-income countries - Robert E. B. Lucas, Sweden. Expert Group on Development Issues c2005

        Book 

      3. Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects - Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Dilip Ratha c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. The Migration-Development Nexus: Evidence and Policy Options - Ninna Nyberg-Sorensen, Nicholas Van Hear, Poul Engberg-Pedersen 12/2002

        Article 

      5. International migration, remittances, and brain drain - Çaglar Özden, Maurice W. Schiff 2006

        Book 

      6. Arrival city - Doug Saunders 2011

        Book 

      7.  

        The biennial World Migration Report published by the International Organization for Migration, Geneva and the State of the World's Refugees published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva should also be consulted for recent data and interpretations as should the website of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. as well as the Human Development Report 2009, which focused on migration and development.

         

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    Week 12: One-to-One Assessment Guidance

     

    Phew! Made it to week 12.

     

    There is no lecture or seminar this week. Instead, you have the opportunity to sign up for a one-to-one meeting to discuss your 2nd essay with either Paul or myself.

     

    And, there is always plenty more reading to be done... (see above!).

     

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