SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Issues in Development Studies

This optional unit presents an introduction to the concepts and theoretical models of development and North-South economic relations. It focuses on the economic, social and political aspects of development and offers a critical comparison between developed and developing world perspectives.

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FDPS Module: Issues in International Development Studies

Topics include:

  • debt management
  • foreign aid
  • population
  • gender
  • the environment
  • historical legacies of colonialism
  • current roles of organisations like the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and other NGOs


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