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Development, Aid and Power


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Jasmine Gideon
  • Assessment: a 3000-word critical literature review (30%) and a 5000-word essay (70%)

Module description

In this module, we will explore a number of development themes to critically analyse how core development concepts and theories shape development policy and practice in particular contexts. We will investigate the changing role of institutions and organisations in the development process and demonstrate the expanding scope of the development sector.

Indicative MODULE Content

  • Aid and governance
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Development funding
  • New development actors
  • South-south alliances
  • Rights-based approaches to development
  • The role of NGOs in development
  • 'Engendering' aid?