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Economia dello Sviluppo

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The purpose of this course is to provide students with analytical and empirical tools apt to build up an advanced and solid understanding of economic development processes. This objective will be pursued by connecting the theory to public policy issues at global level, international development cooperation and field level issues and key elements. The introduction of different approaches, and their firm connection within an interdisciplinary and critical perspective, is intended to lay the ground for the skills needed to contribute in the area of international development both at desk, field and analysis level.

Il corso si svolge nel I semestre (dal 26/9/2016 al 16/12/2016)

Docenti: Massimo Pallottino (docente titolare), Salvatore Monni (docente titolare)

Crediti: 9

Numero moduli: 2

Date di esame

Programma

• The meaning of Economic Development.
• Measuring Development.
• Economic Growth
• Economic Inequality income distribution, and poverty
• Land markets.
• Political economy of development.
• Alternative approaches to development
• Introduction to International Development Cooperation
• Introduction to development planning
• Current debates on development

 

Students will be required to select one out of three supplementary programs. This will involve additional readings and analytic work.

 

1) ALTERNATIVE PATHS AND UNDERSTANDINGS OF DEVELOPMENT

 • Transition Discourses and Buen vivir

 • Approaches to degrowth

2) THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN LDCs

• Cooperatives and SDGs

• Rural cooperatives and development

3) DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

• New actors, tools, approaches for IDCs

• IDC and politics

 

[ ultimo aggiornamento 15/10/2016 ]

Testi

• Debraj Ray, Development Economics, Princeton University Press, June 2007. Chapter 1-12.
• Haslam Paul Alexander, Jessica Schafer and Pierre Beaudet, eds. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues. Second edition. Don Mills Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2012. Chapters 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 27
• Ramalingam Ben, Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. Chapter: 3.
• Patton Michael Quinn, Developmental evaluation: applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use. New York: Guilford Press, 2011. Chapter 4
• Pallottino Massimo, Costruire La Pace Ai Confini. Pratiche Di Controllo E Retoriche Di Sviluppo Nelle Southern Lowlands dell’Etiopia. In Costruire La Pace Tra Stato E Territori. I Dilemmi Del Peacebuilding, AAVV, 181–214. Trento: Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson, 2014.
• Zupi Marco, Disuguaglianze in via di sviluppo. 1a ed. Biblioteca Di Testi E Studi 824. Roma: Carocci, 2013. Capitoli 2 e 3

 

Students will be required to select one out of three supplementary programs. This will involve additional readings, as it follows

 

1) ALTERNATIVE PATHS AND UNDERSTANDINGS OF DEVELOPMENT
• Escobar, A. (2015). Degrowth, postdevelopment, and transitions: a preliminary conversation. Sustainability Science, 10(3), 451–462. doi:10.1007/s11625-015-0297-5
• Kallis, G. (2011). In defence of degrowth. Ecological Economics, 70(5), 873–880. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.12.007

2) THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN LDCs
• Johnson, H., & Shaw, L. (2014). Rethinking Rural Co-operatives in Development : Introduction to the Policy Arena. Journal of International Development, 26(5), 668–682. doi:10.1002/jid.3004
• Wanyama, F. O., Develtere, P., & Pollet, I. (2009). Reinventing the wheel? African cooperatives in a liberalized economic environment. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 80(3), 361–392. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8292.2009.00390.x

3) DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
• Janus, H., Klingebiel, S., & Paulo, S. (2015). Beyond Aid: A Conceptual Perspective on the Transformation of Development Cooperation: Beyond Aid. Journal of International Development, 27(2), 155–169. doi:10.1002/jid.3045
• Chin, G. T. (2012). China as a ‘net donor’: tracking dollars and sense. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 25(4), 579–603. doi:10.1080/09557571.2012.744641
 

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