1. Topic 1: Welcome and Introduction: Overview of the Course 6 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
      1. The Mundane Matters - Cynthia Enloe 12/2011

        Article Required

    2. Highly recommended: 4 items
      1. Development and social change: a global perspective - Philip McMichael 2017

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Instituting the Development Project, see especially pp. 26-42. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

  2. Topic 2: The End of Poverty? Politics of method and analysis in the study of development 12 items
    1. Required readings 2 items
      1. Rule of experts: Egypt, techno-politics, modernity - Timothy Mitchell 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Chapter 7: The object of development, pp.169-195; plus notes for Chapter 7 pp.267-272

    2. Highly Recommended 10 items
      1. Connected sociologies - Gurminder K Bhambra 2014

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: From modernization theory to world history; Chapter 6: Postcolonial and Decolonial reconstruction and Chapter 7: Sociology for an "Always-Already" Global age.

      2. International relations and the problem of difference - Naeem Inayatullah, David L. Blaney 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Chapter 5: Explorations: explorations of political space - R B J Walker 1988

        Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in Topic 1, Highly Recommended

      4. International/Inequality - R. B. J. Walker 2002

        Article Recommended

  3. Topic 3: Historicizing Development: Relations of inequality across space and time 11 items
    1. Required readings 2 items
      1. Global political economy: evolution and dynamics - Robert O'Brien, Marc Williams 2013

        Book Required Read Pages 58-70: European expansion

      2. Chapter 1: The property - C. L. R. James 1963

        Chapter Required

    2. Highly Recommended 9 items
      1. A hundred horizons: the Indian Ocean in the age of global empire - Sugata Bose 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Flows of capitalists, laborers, and commodities

      2. International development and the social sciences: essays on the history and politics of knowledge - Frederick Cooper, Randall M Packard 1997 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Modernizing bureaucrats, backward Africans, and the development concept

      3. Rethinking Working-Class History; Bengal, 1890-1940 - Dipesh Chakrabarty 31/12/1989

        Book Recommended Chapter 2: Jute: the nature of the industry

      4. Development and social change: a global perspective - Philip McMichael 2017

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Instituting the Development Project, see especially pp. 26-42. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      5. Chapter 2: Production - Sidney Wilfred Mintz 1986

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Europe and the people without history - Eric R. Wolf, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Noel Lallana Diaz c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 11: The movement of commodities

  4. Topic 4: Politics of Representation in Development 45 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
      1. The Past Is Another Culture - Barry Hindess 11/2007

        Article Required

      2. Clocks and Seasons - Sekai Nzenza-Shand 2000

        Article Required

    2. Highly Recommended 8 items
      1. Imperial encounters: the politics of representation in North-South relations - Roxanne Lynn Doty 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Getting the “Natives” to Work’

      2. The dual mandate in British tropical Africa - F. D. Lugard 1922

        Book Recommended Read Chapters: "Introduction", "Labour in Tropical Africa" and "Conclusion"

      3. The idea of Latin America - Walter D. Mignolo 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Readings: All the chapters are relevant, but see especially Chapter 2 'Latin America' and 'the First Reordering of the Modern/Colonial World'

      4. International law from below: development, social movements, and Third World resistance - Balakrishnan Rajagopal 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Laying the Groundwork

      5. The politics of development: a survey - Heloise Weber 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Pages 31-48: Race and Development

    3. See Also 26 items
      1. Chapter 2: Feminist Orientalism and Development - Suzanne Simon, Frederique Apffel-Marglin 1994

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Provincializing Europe: postcolonial thought and historical difference - Dipesh Chakrabarty, American Council of Learned Societies c2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History

      3. Imperial encounters: the politics of representation in North-South relations - Roxanne Lynn Doty 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Getting the “Natives” to Work’ ; Chapter 4: Precocious Children, Adolescent nations and Chapter 5: Resistance in Colonial Kenya

      4. The East in the West - Jack Goody 1996

        Book Recommended

      5. The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation - John M. Hobson 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Westernizing the Third World: the eurocentricity of economic development theories - Ozay Mehmet, Ebooks Corporation 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Westernising the Third World

      7. The colonizer and the colonized - Albert Memmi 1967

        Book Recommended

      8. Rule of experts: Egypt, techno-politics, modernity - Timothy Mitchell 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended All the chapters are relevant, but see especially the Introduction’; Chapter 6 ‘Heritage and Violence’; Chapter 7 ‘The Object of Development’

      9. Subject Lessons: The Western Education of Colonial India - Sanjay Seth, Julia Adams, George Steinmetz 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 5: Gender and the Nation: Debating Female Education and pp.220-227: Notes

      10. Europe and the people without history - Eric R. Wolf, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Noel Lallana Diaz c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    4. On the institutionalisation and institutional dynamics of colonial relations of development 8 items
      1. Treatises of Development: The Context of Developmentalism in Bangladesh - Abul Hossain Ahmed Bhuiyan, minul Haque Faraizi, Jim McAllister 2004

        Article Recommended

      2. The Eastern origins of Western civilization - John M. Hobson 2004

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 10: Constructing European Racist Identity and the invention of the world, 1700-1850: the imperial civilizing mission as a moral vocation and Pages 357-359: Notes

      3. Rule of experts: Egypt, techno-politics, modernity - Timothy Mitchell 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Readings: All the chapters are relevant, but see especially the ‘Introduction’; chapter 6 ‘Heritage and Violence’ and; chapter 7 ‘The Object of Development’.

      4. Food and culture: a reader - Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 8: Time, Sugar and Sweetness

  5. Topic 5: Domination and Resistance in development: Infrapolitics of the poor 31 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
      1. Contesting development: critical struggles for social change - Philip McMichael 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Chapter 1: Changing the subject of development

      2. Domination and the arts of resistance: hidden transcripts - James C. Scott 1990 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Chapter 7: The Infrapolitics of Subordinate groups

    2. Highly Recommended 12 items
      1. The Handbook of Political Sociology 2003

        Book Recommended Read Pages 655-670: Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Global Political Economy

      2. Contesting global governance: multilateral economic institutions and global social movements - Robert O'Brien, Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte, Marc Williams 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 6: Complex Multilateralism: MEIs and GSMs

      3. Weapons of the weak: everyday forms of peasant resistance - James C. Scott 1985 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Normal Exploitation, Normal Resistance

      4. Chapter 5: Explorations: Explorations of political space - R B J Walker 1988

        Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in Topic 1, Highly Recommended

      5. The Ashgate research companion to ethics and international relations - Patrick Hayden 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 25: Understanding and Analysing Social Movements and Alternative Globalization

      6. The handbook of political sociology: states, civil societies, and globalization - Thomas Janoski 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 32: Counterhegemonic Globalization

    3. On social Struggles and social movements 16 items
      1. The World Social Forum: An Open Space or a Movement of Movements? - Heikki Patomaki, Teivo Teivainen 01/12/2004

        Article Recommended

  6. Topic 6: Global Politics of Trade and Development 33 items
    1. Required readings 7 items
      1. Or

      2. The language of world trade politics: unpacking the terms of trade - Klaus Dingwerth, Clara Weinhardt 2019

        Book Required Read chapter 10: Terms of trade: environment

      3. Plus

    2. Recommended: NAFTA 14 items
      1. Global trade and global social issues - Annie Taylor, Caroline Thomas 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Caroline Thomas, Martin Webe, Chapter 7: New values and international organizations: balancing trade and environment in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NSFTA)

      2. Stuffed and starved: markets, powers and the hidden battle for the world food system - Rajeev Charles Patel 2007

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: You have become Mexican pp. 47-74. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      3. Bordering on the Ridiculous: MexAmerica and the New Regionalism - Marcela Alvarez Perez, Mark T. Berger 2009

        Article Recommended

      4. The messy business of tacos - Jeffrey M. Pilcher July 16, 2012

        Article Recommended

    3. Recommended : WTO 12 items
      1. Poverty chains and global capitalism - Benjamin Selwyn 02/2019

        Article Recommended

  7. Topic 7: Politics of 'rights' to water 22 items
    1. Required readings 5 items
      1. Plus one of the following: 2 items
      2. And one of the following: 2 items
        1. The right to water: politics, governance and social struggles - Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Required Read Chapter 2: Commons versus Commodities – Debating the human right to water’

        2. Water on tap: rights and regulation in the transnational governance of urban water services - Bronwen Morgan 2011

          Book Required Read Pages 85-117: Another world is possible’: Bolivia and the emergence of a participatory public provision model for access to urban water services

    2. Recommended: 17 items
      1. Reclaiming Public Water: achievements, struggles and visions from around the world - Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto March 2005

        Document Recommended

      2. Water, power and citizenship: social struggle in the Basin of Mexico - José Esteban Castro, Jan Zielonka 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Governing water: contentious transnational politics and global institution building - Ken Conca 2006

        Book Recommended

      4. The right to water: politics, governance and social struggles - Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Dignity and defiance: stories from Bolivia's challenge to globalization - Jim Shultz, Melissa Crane Draper 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: The Cochabamba water revolt and its aftermath

      6. Water and the Commons Imaginary - John R. Wagner 2012

        Article Recommended

  8. Topic 8: Politics of 'land grabs' and dispossession 22 items
    1. Required Readings 3 items
    2. Recommended 19 items
      1. Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives - Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon, Saturnino M. Borras 2013

        Article Recommended

      2. Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land - Wendy Wolford, Saturnino M. Borras, Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones 2013

        Article Recommended

  9. Topic 9: Global Politics of Microcredit and Poverty 39 items
    1. Required Readings 5 items
      1. Handbook on gender in world politics - Jill Steans, Daniela Tepe 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read: Gender and microfinance/microcredit

      2. Plus one of the following: 2 items
    2. Highly recommended: Microcredit and Microfinance 19 items
      1. Finance against poverty: Volume 1 - David Hulme, Paul Mosley 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Finance against poverty: Volume 2 - David Hulme, Paul Mosley 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Microfinance and poverty reduction - Susan Johnson, Ben Rogaly 1997

        Book Recommended

      4. Microfinance: perils and prospects - Jude L. Fernando 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: The global political economy of microfinance and poverty reduction: locating local 'livelihoods' in political analysis.

      5. Global governance: critical perspectives - Rorden Wilkinson, Stephen Hughes 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: Global Governance and Poverty Reduction: the case of microcredit

    3. Highly Recommended: on the political economy of development and inequality 15 items
      1. The Poverty of the Global Order - Dia Da Costa, Philip Mcmichael 12/2007

        Article Recommended

      2. The Dream of Delhi as a Global City - Véronique D.N Dupont 2011

        Article Recommended

      3. The Women, Gender and Development Reader - Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nancy Wiegersma, Laurie Nisonoff 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 23: Maquiladoras: The View from the Inside

      4. Chapter 6: The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, land, and money - Karl Polanyi 1957

        Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in Topic 5, Highly Recommended

      5. The precariat: the new dangerous class - Guy Standing 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Why the Precariat Is Growing’

      6. Enhancing urban safety and security: global report on human settlements 2007 - United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Current Threats to Urban Safety and Security

  10. Topic 10: Politics of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: The SDGs, MDGs and poverty 20 items
    1. Required Readings 2 items
      1. The Poverty of the Global Order - Dia Da Costa, Philip Mcmichael 12/2007

        Article Required

    2. Recommended 18 items
      1. MDG Activism and Campesino Detachment - Patrizio Warren 02/2006

        Article Recommended

      2. The Poverty of the Global Order - Dia Da Costa, Philip Mcmichael 12/2007

        Article Recommended

      3. Migration and Development after 2015 - Samid Suliman 16/04/2017

        Article Recommended

      4. SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth – A gendered analysis - Shirin M. Rai, Benjamin D. Brown, Kanchana N. Ruwanpura 01/2019

        Article Recommended

  11. Topic 11: 'Good Living'-An alternative politics? : 'Buen Vivir'/‘sumak kawsay’ -Learning from Indigenous conceptions of 'development’ 11 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Recommended 9 items
      1. Development Alternatives - Sarah A. Radcliffe 07/2015

        Article Recommended

  12. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
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