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December 4, 2016
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GS211 - Theories of Development (.5)

This course introduces students to theories that dominated the development agenda from the post-World War II era to the end of the twentieth century.  It attempts to explain the origins, contents, and strengths and weaknesses of the theories as well as their effects on the development thrust of countries in the South.  Topics that will be covered include the concept of development, modernization theory, structuralism, dependency and world system theory, the statist and export oriented models of development, neo-liberal theory and postmodernism.

PREREQUISITE: GS100, GS101, OR GS102, or Permission of the Co-ordinator


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