Development Theory

This course in international development theory is aimed primarily at doctoral and advanced masters students. It is organized in two main parts. The first covers historical and theoretical perspectives at the core of International Development, from modernization and neo-classical theories to post-colonial and heterodox approaches. It is organized around the topics and materials that constitute the first field of the IDG general exam. The second part of the course focuses on select ‘core’ and ‘cutting-edge’ sub-areas of international development that reflect areas of expertise of faculty in the department.