YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY

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CodeDEV201
Course NameGlobal Cooperation
InstructorYoshida, Eichi
Credits2
TermTerm1
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goalsThe students will gain an understanding of the development theory and practice in the post war world development, including the role of emerging institutional actors and their experiences, and outcomes of development cooperation. The module includes workshops where students will discuss actual project planning and proposal drafting.

Please note the module is running as a dual language class in the school year 2013 and 2014. We envisage module will be fully taught in English from the year 2015 onwards.

The module requires students’ English skills over TOEFL PBT 520, IBT 70, TOEIC 670 or IELTS 5.5 . Understanding of Japanese language is desirable.
Course outlineTrajectory of theory and practice in the third world development was started with developmentalism in East Asian countries. Thereafter the discussion evolved through the different development regimes including poverty reduction strategy and Millennium Development Goals strategy. Now the discussion is returning its focus to neo developmentalism. Transformation of these different strategy and approach in the world development is the outcome of interaction and diplomatic coordination among old and new actors in the international aid arena, which means development actors have been drastically diversified by including local government, private sectors, civil society organisations and academia. Hence it is critical to get a fair understanding of different development ideas and aid giving actors supporting each theory and practice by reviewing past aid projects. The module includes case studies of local to local development cooperation, CSR and fair-trade movement, private sectors in the development cooperation, urban planning cooperation, rural development cooperation, South to South cooperation amongst others.
Evaluation Scale and PoliciesEvaluation will be based on class participation, mid-term report as well as a term end exam.
Prerequisites
Texts, materials, and supplies"Development Studies: A Reader" Stuart Corbridge ed. Arnold Readers in Geography, London 1995.
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