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140410 VO+UE VM5 / VM6 - Beyond development (2017W)

Debates on development and its alternatives in Latin America

Continuous assessment of course work
MOB

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 17.10. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 31.10. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 14.11. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 28.11. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 12.12. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 16.01. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 30.01. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will examine the genealogy of the Latin American discourse that questions development and proposes alternatives. We revisit ideas and concepts - some lost or forgotten over the course of time, others transformed and re-emerged in recent years.

Genuine contributions of the continent like conviviality, ethno-development, human scale development or buen vivir and Latin American feminist perspectives will be critically analyzed.

The selected texts range from an early critic in the 1960´s (Ivan Illich) to contemporary debates. All texts will be provided as pdf files. If possible, students are encouraged to read the texts in their original language (Spanish).

Learning Outcomes
• Awareness of the Latin American debate on criticism of development.
• Evaluation of the centrality of Latin American discourses in the shaping of contemporary critical scholarship on development.
• Ability to discuss the pros and cons of Latin American efforts to indigenize the critique of development.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance, assignments of small written exercises & participation 60%

Final essay (5-6 Pages) 40%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

1. An early critic of development: Ivan Illich
Illich, Ivan (1973): Tools for Conviviality, Fontana/Collins
Illich, Ivan (1977): Disabling Professions, Boyars-London
Illich, Ivan (1992): Needs in: The Development Dictionary, ed. Wolfgang Sachs, Zed Books

2. Broadening the debate on development in Latin America
Furtado, Celso (1974): El mito del desarrollo y el futuro del tercer mundo El Trimestre Económico. Vol. 41, No. 162(2), pp. 407-416 (English language summary provided)

Herrera, Amrical (1975): Catastrophe or New Society? A Latin American World Model, Fundación Bariloche
Esteva, Gustavo (1992): Development in: The Development Dictionary, ed. Wolfgang Sachs, Zed Books

3. Alternative concepts and terms regarding development from a Latin American Perspective
Max-Neef Manfred (1991): Human scale development, conception, application and further reflections, The Apex Press
Stavenhagen, Rodolfo (1986): Ethnodevelopment: A Neglected Dimension in Development Thinking
Quijano, Alberto (2012). ´Live well´ between the ´development´ and the descoloniality of power in: Alberto L. Bialakowsky .[et al.]. Latin American Critical Thought: Theory and Practice, Buenos Aires: CLACSO, pp. 15-27
Aguinaga, Margarita / Lang, Miriam / Mokrani Dunia / Santillana, Alejandra (2011): Development Critiques and Alternatives: A Feminist Perspective in: Beyond Development Alternative Visions from Latin America, ed. Lang

Association in the course directory

VM6, VM5; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Module Exkursion und Global Studies (Modulteil Global Studies)

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