Issues in Development | Humanities & Social Sciences

Issues in Development

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Course Objective

The course aims to introduce the students to broad issues of development, particularly from an Indian or developing country context. The topics covered in the course relate to not only issues of economic development but also other hurdles faced by developing societies, which have deeper historical and political roots. The course will equip the students with a good understanding of the problems of development, and provide them a larger perspective to the economic theories they will learn in other courses.


Course Content

The course will be a survey of the major issues and debates related to development. It discusses the emergence of industrial capitalism in Europe and North America, as well as the economic development experiences of Asian countries including China. The course will with the impacts of globalization and the crisis in global capitalism that deepened since 2008. Issues related to inequality, human development, labour rights, and migration will also be covered. The course will pay special attention to development problems of India, particularly issues related to gender, caste and class.

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