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ADS734 - Political Development Record

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

AID734

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Damien Kingsbury

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:

AID231, AID331, AID731, AID734

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

The unit examines the progress of thinking about the meaning of development and development strategies as these have been revealed in the international development experience since 1950. The perspective taken is cross-disciplinary, but focuses on the role of political thinking and decision as a key indicator of progress. Attention will be given to the idea of the nation and the state, the role of civil and political rights in political development, and notions of representation, participation and accountability, rule of law. Current events are considered in the historical context of long term trends in international development.

Assessment

Essays, 50% each, 2500 words x 2

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