Development Theory and Practice

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Supriya Pattanayak

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Course Name : Development Theory and Practice

Code(Credit) : CUTM1244(2-0-2)

Course Objectives

  • To provide a critical understanding of ‘development’, the major theories of development and imagine a post development era
  • Understand the problems of development in a changing context, with a focus on India
  • Develop conceptual, analytical and practice skills needed to address community level issues

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to appreciate the histories, geographies of development, critically appraise the theories of development and imagine a post development era
  • Be able to apply, in projects, the understanding of development theories to real life problems in the community
  • Be able to utilise the participatory practice tools in the community for planning/ monitoring or evaluating a program

Course Syllabus

Module 1:

The Invention of 'development', the crisis of ‘development’, Modernisation theories, underdevelopment, dependency and world system theories, environmentalism and sustainable development, from MDGs to SDGs, feminist encounters with development discourse, participatory development, globalization and development

Module 2:

India - Political economy of poverty and development; regional and rural-urban disparities; Development perspectives and policies in India after independence; State-led initiatives to address 'poverty' and 'development'; Development impacts - diseases, disasters, migration, climate change/ environmental degradation

Module 3:

Role of Non-government/ civil society organisations and CSR in the development discourse; Other developments - Sustainable Development Goals revisited; Engendering development; Post-modernism, Representation and the Cultural Construction of Identity.

References

Potter, RB., Binns, T., Elliott, JA., Nel, E & Smith, DW., 2018, Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies, 4th ed, London and New York: Routledge. (Textbook)

Desai, V & Potter, RB., 2011, The Companion to Development Studies, 2nd ed, London: Hodder Education.

Crush, J., 1995, The Power of Development, London and New York: Routledge.

Session Plan

Session 1, 2 & 3

Histories and Geographies of Development - The Invention of Development, the crisis of 'development'

PPT Conceptualising Development

Video on History of Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-nAMmR6lks

Video on Why some countries are rich and others poor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-4V3HR696k

Session 4 & 5

Development theories –  modernisation theories, underdevelopment, dependency and world system theories

PPT Development Theories

World systems theory, dependency theory and global inequality video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79gCqjl6ihQ&feature=youtu.be

Modernisation theory video https://youtu.be/JN6LlMY2ApQ

Session 6 & 7

Development theories – environmentalism and sustainable development, from MDGs to SDGs, encounters with development discourse

Environmentalism and sustainable development video https://youtu.be/b8m8cJoMp4s

Transitioning from the MDGs to SDGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_hLuEui6ww

Session 8

Participatory development - 'first things first' and 'putting the last first'

PPT Participatory Development

Participatory Development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HUB-E9kHs&feature=youtu.be

Reference video https://youtu.be/21QVB42wsC8

Session 9

Globalisation and development

Globalization explained https://youtu.be/JJ0nFD19eT8

Globalization and development https://youtu.be/IX_WEeS-O6k

Session 10 & 11

India - Political economy of poverty and development, regional and rural-urban disparities

PPT Political Economy of Poverty, Planning and Reforms in India

Growing inequality in India (Hindi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYnn5PSMt2Y

Session 12 & 13

Development perspectives and policies in India after independence - five year plans - from 'garibi hatao' to MGNREGs and Swacch Bharat.

Development impacts - population dynamics; diseases, disasters, migration, climate change/ environmental degradation

PPT Development Impacts - Social and Environmental

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFpM5e_6rtM (population dynamics)

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/climate-health-connection-infectious-disease-video (health and climate)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEBM9H8AFmo (natural hazards and its impacts)

Session 14

Role of Non-governmental/ civil society organisations and CSR in the development discourse

PPT Role of NGOs CSR in Development

Videos

Session 15 & 16

Participatory planning of programmes, participatory implementation of programmes; participatory monitoring and evaluation; participatory impact analysis and reflection (PIAR)

https://www.slideshare.net/LUND456/participatory-planning

https://slideplayer.com/slide/6066798/

https://www.slideshare.net/lenfontanilla/participatory-monitoring-and-evaluation-40805319

Session 17

Other developments - Sustainable Development Goals

https://www.slideshare.net/basilachie1/sustainable-development-goals-140797930

Session 18

Engendering development

PPT Engendering Development

Session 19

Post-modernism, Representation and the Cultural Construction of Identity

PPT PM Representation and Cultural Construction of Idntity

Session 20 to 32

Projects:

Case Studies

Case Studies

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    Supriya Pattanayak has her qualifications from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (MA) and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (MPhil), India and RMIT University, Australia (PhD).  She has extensive teaching, research and policy experience and her research interest is in the field of gender and development issues, and social work pedagogy […]