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GG3238   Development: voice, power and identity in global times

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11:00am - 1:00pm Mondays

This module focuses on how contemporary international development is changing. It examines how different development actors gain a voice and political prominence in contemporary development debates and policy making. While national governments, international donors and Non Government Organisations (NGOs) continue to influence development agendas, the global context for development is altering. The current moment is marked by shifting geopolitics and hyper mobility giving rise to new development agendas such as securitisation, religion and identity as well as a greater focus in global popular culture on individuals ¿making a difference¿. These changes create new opportunities for different actors to influence development. We will examine whether these groups and individuals ¿do development differently¿ and ask who is excluded. Students will understand how they shape spaces locally, nationally and transnationally and will assess if this represents an alternative form of development.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take GG2012 or take SD2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Two 1-hour lectures (x11 weeks), One 1-hour seminar/workshop (x11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 170

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 50%, 2-hour Written Examination = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor N D Laurie
Module teaching staff: Prof N Laurie