Rethinking Global Inequality

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LBA038B05
Vaknaam Rethinking Global Inequality
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Rethinking Global Inequality: People, Power and Poverty
Leerdoelen L1. Understand central concepts and the most important contemporary theories used in development studies;
L2. Apply knowledge about some of the key aspects of development theories in analysing practical development issues.
L3. Develop arguments and counterarguments to defend positions concerning controversial and politicised issues related to development and globalisation.
L4. Structure written arguments in a clear and balanced way.
Omschrijving In a world defined by extraordinary levels of wealth and breath-taking scientific progress, why does poverty, marginalisation, and vulnerability continue to destroy so much human potential – and why are so many countries and people being left behind? Is globalisation a force for shared prosperity or a driver of rising inequality? Are our global institutions equipped to respond to the defining challenges of the 21st century, including the eradication of poverty, the climate crisis, and pandemic preparedness? Do people in rich countries have a moral responsibility to provide development assistance to poor countries – and does aid help or hinder development? What does the world’s response to Covid-19 tell us about the state of international cooperation? Almost 80 years after the UN Charter pledged to promote social progress and protect fundamental human rights, to build a world marked by freedom from want and freedom from fear, why is the world off-track for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals; and why are human rights violated with impunity in so many countries? These are among the big questions at the heart of “Rethinking Global Inequality”. The course will not offer easy answers. But it will challenge students to reflect critically on the world and the issue at the heart of development studies – namely, the human condition. Delivered through seven lectures and seminars, the course will introduce students to the ideas and academic debates that have informed international development. Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, it will appeal to students taking majors in all faculties. The course is part of the Minor Development Studies, mandatory to all students enrolled in it. It provides students with the foundational knowledge to allow for a critical engagement with all courses offered in the minor.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm nog niet bekend
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator drs. I.D. Sennema
Docent(en) K. Byelova, MA. MSc. ,Dr. A.O. Ongayo
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I a verplicht