Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA1037: The Politics of Development
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Lise Storm (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to the politics of development focusing in particular, but limited to, the Arab and Islamic world. The module is structured around main themes (theoretical approaches to the politics of development, domestic factors, institutions, and international factors) which provide a comparative perspective on the politics of development. The module provides an introduction to contemporary research on the politics of development, covering issues such as colonialism, political parties, political systems, civil conflict, gender and inequality, international financial institutions, poverty, foreign aid and democratization, populism and leadership.
This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist alike. No prior knowledge is required.