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070202 VO Lecture Specialisaton 2 (2013S)

Theories of development in the 19th and 20th century

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

Development failed as a socioeconomic endeavor, but the development discourse still contaminates social reality. The word remains at the center of a powerful but fragile semantic constellation. It denotes nothing; it is shapeless;a concept of monumental emptiness; But despite this, it operates as a mantle for sanctifying all kinds of interventions in the name of higher goals.

Details

max. 999 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 19.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 09.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 16.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 23.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 30.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 07.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 14.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 28.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 04.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 11.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 18.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 25.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Development, the journal of the Society for International Development, rigorously and creatively followed the vicissitudes of that age. In its 50th anniversary, in 2007, the editors of the journal asked a group of prominent and knowledgeable actors, observers, and critics of the development enterprise a few critical questions. Here are some of the reactions:
Fatma Alloo (Tanzania): Development is one of the most abused words.
Peggy Antrobus (Barbados): The concept is so controversial [...] increasingly
associated with global economic and social injustice.
Smitu Kothari (India): Development is dangerous.
Wolfgang Sachs (Germany): Because development means just about
everything, from pulling up skyscrapers to putting in latrines, from drilling for oil to drilling for water, is a concept of monumental emptiness [...] It is a testimony to the power of ideas that an empty concept has towered over the discussions of half a century.
Jessica Horn (Uganda): For my generation, development has firmly established itself as an industry.

Assessment and permitted materials

Cross examination setting = Studierende erarbeiten Fragen und skizzieren Antworten aus ihren Fragen; anschließend werden diese an Mitstudierende weiter gegeben und durch StudienkollegInnen beurteilt (feed back)
Umfang sind insgesamt cirka 10 Seiten Textproduktion im Laufe des Semesters

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Deutsch; Literatur auch in englischer, spanischer und französischer Sprache

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte: Vertiefung 2 (4 ECTS) | MA Wiso: Vertiefung 1 oder 2 (4 ECTS) | BA 2012: ZWM Weitere A,E,R 1 oder 2 (5 ECTS)

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