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140380 KU GM3 - Development Theories and Paradigms from a Transdisciplinary Perspective (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

The idea of development has been criticised for a long time - a critique which in many cases was framed in terms of alternative development concepts or, more radical, as alternative to development.

While sharing many features and themes, discourses about alternatives are always embedded into the political context of the countries and regions where they emerged. There are cases where these alternatives are formulated in countries of the Global South as part of a project to overcome the dominance of industrialised countries of the Global North. If actors who challenge inequality, and exploitation are taking the lead in such discourses, we can speak of emancipatory projects. Most prominent examples are buen vivir and other concepts in Latin America.

In other parts of the world, however, radical alternative debates are embedded into the political system in a different way. Alternative concepts in many parts of Asia, such as Sufficiency Economy in Thailand, are often part of a conservative or even authoritarian political project.

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1 (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 19.10. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 16.11. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 30.11. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 14.12. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 11.01. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 25.01. 11:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course gives an introduction to inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to development studies at the example of alternative development paradigms and debates of post-development. The focus is on discussions in class, based on short inputs and literature which will provided through the learning platform.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are asked to hand in seven short assignments, based on the literature for each session. They will take part in small groups preparing inputs in class (10min). Finally, students are asked to hand in a reflexion on the course as term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature will be provided through the learning platform.

Association in the course directory

GM3

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