DV545 Half Unit
Research Themes in International Development
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof David Keen CON 7.16, Dr Diana Weinhold CON 7.10 and Prof Tim Allen CON 7.12
Head of Department, Doctoral Programme Directors, MSc Course Convenors and student's PhD Supervisor
This course is available on the MRes/PhD in International Development. This course is not available as an outside option.
This course is available as an option for students enrolled on the MRes/PhD in International Development only.
The objectives of the course are: a) to introduce students to the practical world of development which will both facilitate their `career paths’ and also prepare them for the consultancy projects by becoming more familiar with how such organisations think and work; b) to introduce students to the interface between policy practice and development academe. Each week speakers from different development organisations will speak to students about policy and research work in their organisation, how their organisation uses research and for what purposes, and some of the hot topics.
20 hours of lectures in the LT.
Students will be expected to produce 1 piece of coursework in the LT.
A plan for the research paper (1500-2000 words) on which the student will receive feedback and topic approval
Allen T (with Melissa Parker) (2012) "Will mass drug administration eliminate lymphatic filariasis? Evidence from Northern Coastal Tanzania" Journal of Biosocial Science http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8700071&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0021932012000466
Brett, Edwin (2009) Reconstructing development theory: international inequality, institutional reform and social emancipation. Palgrave Macmillan
Corbridge, Stuart (2012) India today: economy, polity and society in an emerging power. Polity Press.
Dyson, Tim (2010) Population and development: the demographic transition. Zed Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781842779590
Faguet, Jean-Paul (2012) Governance from below: decentralization and popular democracy in Bolivia. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, USA.
Keen, David (2012), Useful Enemies, Yale University Press.
Sequeira, Sandra (2013). Transport Corridors and Economic Growth in Africa: Evidence from the Maputo Corridor, World Bank, Washington DC, USA
Shadlen, Kenneth C (with Sebastian Hauss) eds (2011). Politics of Intellectual Property: Contestation over the Ownership, Use and Control of Information Edward Elgar
Wade, Robert Hunter (2011) "Emerging world order?: from multipolarity to multilateralism in the G20, the World Bank, and the IMF". Politics & Society, 39 (3).
Essay (100%, 5000 words) in the ST.
1 x 5000 word research paper to be submitted on the first Friday of the Summer Term. The research paper will be co-marked by the course convenor and the student's PhD supervisor
Department: International Development
Total students 2016/17: 4
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills