ADS711 - Non-government Organisations and Development
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:|
|Unit chair:||A Ware|
For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil
For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
This is a guided research unit, supported by an interpretive essay and an associated set of readings representing the wider literatures.
Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
- the definition of an NGO;
- types of NGOs;
- trends in the number and size of First WorId NGOs;
- trends in the number and size of Third World NGOs;
- history of the role of NGOs in development;
- competing ideas on the evolving role of NGOs;
- gender and NGOs;
- the environment and NGOs;
- the effectiveness of NGOs and grassroots organisations;
- NGOs as change agents;
- NGOs as pressure groups, sources of countervailing power and lobbyists;
- reconciling the role of donor and indigenous NGOs;
- comparative advantage of NGOs.
1,500-word Book/Literature Review (40%)
3,500-word Critical Essay or equivalent (60%)
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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