Middlebury

GEOG 0210

Geo Perspect on Internat'l Dev

Geographic Perspectives on International Development
This course critically examines theories and practices of development in the “global-South,” where in many cases development has been inextricably related to foreign interests of donor countries in the West and of Brazil, India, and China. We will emphasize the importance of territory, security, statehood, and sovereignty in the development process and highlight the evolving nexus between geopolitics and development, with a special emphasis on Africa. We will probe the connections between "development" and "underdevelopment," and ask questions about the possible impact of South-South vs. the historical North-South development. We will focus on the contribution of development to progress, on the one hand, and to its stagnation, on the other, and focus on specific issues like food, population dynamics, resources, and rural- urban relationship. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2014

Fall 2014

GEOG0210A-F14 Lecture (Mayer)