Aid, Trade and Beyond

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LBU051B05
Vaknaam Aid, Trade and Beyond
Niveau(s) bachelor, universitaire minor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Aid, Trade and Beyond: Dutch International Development Policy, Past and Present
Leerdoelen 1. Understand the main approaches and concepts of international development policies in past and present and specificities of Dutch policymaking;
2. Understand how the international system of development cooperation evolved in its historical, political, and legal context;
3. Being able to apply central concepts to concrete situations.
4. Being able to problematize concrete situations in terms of conceptual and theoretical frameworks
Omschrijving This course introduces you to the historical and political development of the international system of development cooperation as it evolved from 1945 onwards, taking Dutch policy development and execution and Dutch perspectives as a starting point. We will discuss the “aid or trade” dilemma that was (and to a point still is) central to Dutch development policy and how this translates into international relations and policies. We will also discuss how the epistemology of the concepts of development and international development relations changed over time and what this means for our current understanding. Special attention will be given to debates on the post-colony, the continent of Africa, and the role of international organizations.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm digitale toetsing, essay
(Digital exam + 600 word conceptual paper. The paper will be written immediately after the exam week and is based on a set question and literature research. There will be a choice between a Dutch Studies and an International Development Studies topic.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) dr. M.R. Doortmont
Opmerkingen Literature will be uploaded in Nestor
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester I b keuze
BSc International Business/IB  (minor Development Studies) 3 semester I b keuze
Ba Dutch Studies 2 semester I b keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I b keuze