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Course Summary (Syllabus)


DEVELOPMENT AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY﹛﹋Lynn Thiesmeyer

    Semester : 2007 Fall
    Code : 65020﹛/﹛2 Credits


1. Objectives/Teaching method

    Course Description
    In this class we shall study and discuss the issues of livelihood, environment, health and gender that have been brought on by economic development. In addition to the theoretical and historical works on development, there is a regional focus on Asia and within Asia, mainly on Southeast Asia. There is a practical and micro-level focus on the people in developing regions who are experiencing development themselves. After the mid-term, we explore various strategies for Sustainable Development.

    We look at 4 of the main issues in contemporary development in rural Asia:
    1) Sustainable livelihoods in rural areas
    2) Efforts to fulfil Basic Human Needs and Human Security
    3) Gender in economic development
    4) Public Health issues and policies

    In order to gain a grasp of the topics above, students will need to complete a large amount of reading.
    Following the assigned readings for each week and the lectures on the reading material, all students
    are expected to participate in questions and discussion.
    Students should look at the materials and issues from a multi-faceted point of view,
    and for this purpose they should also research on their own into other relevant primary sources
    including books, websites, and current statistical data.


2. Materials/Reading List

    d Readings
    1. Vandana Shiva, ﹍Miracle Seeds and the Loss of Genetic Diversity﹎
    2. Esteba, Gustavo. ﹍Development.﹎ From The Development Dictionary.
    3. Ranema, Majid. ﹍Poverty.﹎ From The Development Dictionary.
    4. Sen, Amartya. Commodities and Capabilities, chapter 3 (﹍Utility, Desire, Well-being﹎)
    5. Shiva, Vandana. Staying Alive.
    6. Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities, chapter
    7. Chambers, Robert. Putting the Last First.
    8. Momsen, Janet Henshall. Gender and Development.
    9. Mies, Maria. Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale.
    10. Balakrishnan, Radhika, ed. The Hidden Assembly Line.
    11. World Bank. Confronting AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Epidemic, part I.


3. SCHEDULE

    #1 Explanation of the Course and Assignments
    Rural Development in S.E. Asia.
    In-class essay on the article by Vandana Shiva, ﹍Miracle Seed

    #2 Main Issues in Development
    Esteba, Gustavo. ﹍Development.﹎ From The Development Dictionary.

    #3 History and Theory of Development
    Ranema, Majid. ﹍Poverty.﹎ From The Development Dictionary.

    #4 Measurements and Definitions of Poverty: Critiques
    Sen, Amartya. Commodities and Capabilities, chapter 3 (﹍Utility, Desire, Well-being﹎)

    #5 Environmental Issues and Biodiversity in Developing Countrie
    Shiva, Vandana. Staying Alive.

    #6 Nation-state, Region, and Post-colonial Development
    Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities

    #7 Mid-term Essay Test
    Mid-term Essay Test. Required. In-class.

    #8 Development Policy and ﹍Bad﹎ Development
    Chambers, Robert. Putting the Last First.

    #9 Gender and Development I: Gender Disparities in Participation in Economic Activity
    Momsen, Janet Henshall. Gender and Development.
    Mies, Maria. Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale.

    #10 Gender and Development II: Low-wage Labour in the International Economy
    Balakrishnan, Radhika, ed. The Hidden Assembly Line.

    #11 Development and Public Health Policy: HIV and Development Regression
    World Bank. Confronting AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Epidemic, part I.

    #12 Development and Public Health Policy: HIV and Development
    World Bank. Confronting AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Epidemic, part II.

    #13 Final Essay Test
    Final Essay Test. Required. In-class.


4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    In-class essay tests will be given on 8 November (mid-term) and 17 January 2008 (final).
    They are required.


5. Special Note

    In order to gain a grasp of the topics above, students will need to complete a large amount of reading.
    Following the assigned readings for each week and the lectures on the reading material, all students
    are expected to participate in questions and discussion.
    Students should look at the materials and issues from a multi-faceted point of view,
    and for this purpose they should also research on their own into other relevant primary sources
    including books, websites, and current statistical data.


6. Prerequisit / Related courses

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7. Conditions to take this course

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8. Relation with past courses

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9. Course URL


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