Overseas Aid and International Development
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- 29 May 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- participate in critical discussion concerning the nature of interactions between development agencies and target communities within the developed and the developing world
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts theories and practices of overseas aid and international development
- reflect critically on recent debates informing development, the motivations behind international aid, and the attendant difficulties in its delivery
- analyse why overseas aid and international development remain so contested within international relations and such a problematic context for altruistic notions of help
- work both independently, and collaboratively in a respectful manner with a range of people
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Development in Contex
- Big Theories
- Development as Discourse
- Doing Development
- Australian Aid Policies;
- Tourism and Development;
- Capacity Building;
- Development and Involuntary Displacement
- Chinese Soft Power
- Fair Trade
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-AID204 (Not currently available)
- MUR-COD204 (Not currently available)
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as AID204 Overseas Aid and International Development.
Why are aid and development important? What are the differences between humanitarian emergency responses and long term development? How can we encourage people to take ownership for their own sustainable development? What are the barriers to this for them and us? What is is it to be the beneficiary of a development intervention? This unit aims to give a historical and theoretical grounding to respond to these questions and to give us a more detailed picture of what development entails.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Critique (20%)
- Essay (30%)
- Online Discussion (15%)
- Facilitation of a tutorial (35%)
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