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Power and Poverty: Geographies of Uneven Global Development (6 points)


Leader: Dr Priya Rangan

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit focuses on the interrelated nature of power, poverty and development in the contemporary world. Students are introduced to the concepts, definitions and discourses of international development. Focus on issues of famine, hunger, land reform, labour regimes and colonisation. Examines links between population, resources and health issues. The role of government and non-governmental agencies in alternative development strategies.

Assessment: Written (1750 words): 45% + Tutorial participation: 10% + Book Review (750 words: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in geography, or permission

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