DEVT 4002 - Honours Development Studies: Theory

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of theoretical issues in Development Studies. It begins with a discussion of the nature of Development Studies as a field and how it is different/similar to other fields such as Area Studies, Anthropology, Economics etc. It then introduces students to the major theoretical perspectives in Development Studies including classical and neoclassical economics, Keynesianism, neo-liberalism, modernisation theory, dependency theory, world systems theory, neo-Marxism, institutionalism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, and post-developmentalism.

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