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Asian Studies: Development Theories and Issues in Asia


Course code: ACES44
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Utvecklingsteorier och utvecklingsfrågor i Asien
ECTS credits: 7.5

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Study period: autumn 2018
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2018-10-03 – 2018-11-04
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: The student must be admitted to the Master of Science (120 credits) programme in Asian Studies. To take the course as a freestanding course, the student must have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, humanities, economics or law and at least 30 credits  in Asian studies or equivalent. English 6/English course B. 
Application code: LU-19961


The course offers an interdisciplinary in-depth study of the major issues surrounding development today. The aim is to provide students with tools for theoretically analyzing and discussing contemporary development issues by examining various theories of development – from modernization, and neo-Marxist theories, to neo-liberal, post-modern, post-development, as well as alternative forms of development and the challenges for the future.

The course looks critically at development theories and their impact on the most urgent areas of development as well as highlight controversies and points of convergence that exist between different theoretical traditions. It also covers the practices and agents of development and the role of NGOs, presenting detailed case studies for the students to discuss and learn from. The course starts with a discussion of the “knowledge” and “needs” of the class, and as it covers a wide range of topics it is possible for students to concentrate on specific issues of interest. 


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