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Issues in International Development

This module explores definitions, measurements, chronologies and explanations of issues that are critical to International Development, such as environment and climate change, poverty and trade, democracy and the role of NGOs. It will assess the workings of governance at both international and national levels for addressing these issues and through the module you will develop skills to draw links between academic political analysis and policy practice and to evaluate policy alternatives in respect of key problems of International Development. Through student-led seminars, the module will help you develop sophisticated arguments in written and verbal form.