AIP211 - Politics of Development

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes


AIP107 and AIP116



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour interactive Seminar per week

Cloud (online):  Learning experiences via CloudDeakin


This unit explores key phenomena that have shaped the way in which the Global North (in which Australia sits) and the Global South relate to each-other: colonialism, capitalism and development. In doing so, the unit introduces students to important areas of political theory, including international political economy, post-colonialism, and development theory. The unit draws extensively on case studies from Africa and Latin America, with some case studies also from Asia.


3 x scenario-based exercises, 15% (5% each)

Audio-Visual presentation, 35%, 3 minutes

Research Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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