International Development Studies

IDS2103Institutions, Practices, and Critics of International Development3 ch (3C) (W)

Compare the key actors in international development. Analyze the practices of states, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community-based groups, and their attempts to foster economic growth with social justice. Evaluate how social scientists, development practitioners, and community activists have assessed and critiqued the key institutions, practices, and theories of international development. Topics may include the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the development non-profit sector, corporate actors, as well as theories and critiques of international development, drawing on specific case studies.