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Development Theory and Practice - ANTH815

This unit examines themes underpinning international aid to developing countries. It does so from two inter-related perspectives: anthropology of development, which examines theoretical approaches to development over the past 50 years, and development anthropology, which engages with contemporary practices within development programs. The course uses specific themes and case study material to examine how development works in practice. We will look at individual projects run by NGOs and also by the Asian Development Bank as well as related literature to consider what works and what doesn't in the delivery of livelihood improvement to impoverished people. We also discuss the broader context in which development takes place and examine topics such as Australia's aid policies, structural adjustment and debt relief, consulting agencies and NGOs, sustainable development, gender issues, development-induced displacement and changing approaches to social impact mitigation.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Chris Lyttleton

Admission to MDevStud or MGlobalHlthDevStud or MPH or GradCertGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or GradCertDevStudGlobalHlth or MAppAnth or MDevCult or MIntRel or MPASR or GradDipPASR or GradDipIntRel or GradDipPP or MPPP or MSocEntre or MPlan or 4cp in ANTH units at 800 level Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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