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Development Cooperation

Code: EIMAS03     Acronym: CPD

Instance: 2022/2023 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of History, Political and International Studies
Course/CS Responsible: European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
EIMAS 14 Study Plan 1 - 5 26 135

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Helena Carlota Ribeiro Vilaça

Teaching - Hours

Seminar: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Seminar Totals 1 2,00
Miguel Filipe Vilela de Oliveira Pinto Silva 2,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students

Objectives

At the end of the course students should:

1.   have developed a critical analysis of contemporary African societies and social change in a globalised context, with emphasis on cooperation;

2.   be aware of key organisations, concepts, actors as well as successful and unsuccessful strategies of cooperation involving Africa;

3.   have developed a comprehensive capacity of analysing economic, social, political and cultural obstacles to development with variables interacting with cooperation policies, involving European and other international actors;

4.   be able to critically understand the multiplicity of endogenous economic, political and social variables which, in their interaction with European development policies and various international actors, challenge the successful development of the countries of the continent.

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Learning outcomes and competences

This module equips the students with a reflexive ability and reasoned critical analysis on the contemporary African societies and social change in a globalised context in which cooperation is paramount. It sheds light on key organisations, concepts, actors as well as successful and unsuccessful strategies of cooperation involving Africa. It connects the comprehension of economic, social, political and cultural obstacles to development with variables interacting with cooperation policies, involving European and other international actors.

Working method

Presencial

Program

- From colonialism to S.D.G's: sociological and historical perspectives on development in Africa.

- Development and its actors: confrontation, dialogue, action and reaction.

- From Liberalism to Socialism and back: political and economic theories and its impact on development in Africa.

- Everything is wrong? Development alternatives and alternative development

- Global Citizenship and post-colonial approaches: the new waves on development?

Mandatory literature

Castells, Manuel; End of Millennium , Blackwell, 1998. ISBN: ISBN: 1-55786-872-7
COLLIER, Paul; The Bottom Billions, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 2007
EASTERLY, William; The White Man´s Burden, Penguin Press, New York, 2006
Featherstone, Mike 340; Global culture. ISBN: 0-8039-8322-0
Held, David 340; A^globalizing word?. ISBN: 0-415-22294-X
Hutton, Will 340; On the edge. ISBN: 0-224-05937-8
KOTLER, Philipe and LEE, Nancy; Up and Out Poverty, Wharton School Publishing, Pearson Education inc, New Jersey, 2009
MICHAILOF, Serge; BONNEL, Alexis; A nossa casa arde a Sul: para que serve a ajuda ao desenvolvimento, Tinta da China,, 2012
PIKETTY, Thomas; Capital and Ideology, Harvard University Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780674980822
PIKETTY, Thomas; The Economics of Inequality, Harvard University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780674504806
SACHS, Jeffrey; The End of Poverty, Penguin Press, New York, 2015
SEN, Amartya; Development as Freedom, Knopf , New York, 1999
SOTO, Hernando de; The Mystery of Capital, Basic Book, New York, 2000
STIGLITZ, Joseph; Globalization and its discontents, Norton, New York, 2002

Teaching methods and learning activities

The course will be organized based on the program presented. During the classes will be used expository active teaching methods and in order to convey theoretical knowledge, using, for example, group work. Will be discussed texts and other materials, placing the authors contribution in the respective theoretical frame.

Evaluation will be based on an essay and thematic work developed in small classes tutorial guidance.

The essay must be presented at the end of the semester.

The frequency, although not required as a condition for obtaining frequency, has a weight in the evaluation, together with the participation at tutorial classes.


 

keywords

Social sciences > Political sciences > Policy studies > Development policy

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 20,00
Trabalho escrito 80,00
Trabalho laboratorial 0,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 109,00
Frequência das aulas 26,00
Trabalho de campo 0,00
Total: 135,00

Eligibility for exams

The final classification is obtained by evaluation of an essay produced by students (80%) together with the attendance and participation in classes (20%). 

Evaluation will be based on an essay and thematic work developed under tuition. The essay must be presented at the end of the semester.  Participation in class weighs in the evaluation.

Calculation formula of final grade

The final classification is obtained by evaluation of an essay produced by students (80%) together with the attendance and participation in classes (20%). 

Evaluation will be based on an essay and thematic work developed under tuition. The essay must be presented at the end of the semester.  Participation in class weighs in the evaluation.

Examinations or Special Assignments

In accordance with Regulation Assessment.

Classification improvement

The improvement of the final classification is performed in accordance with the Standards for Evaluation of FLUP.

Observations

At the beginning of the academic year will be given a schedule to meet with the teacher. All scanned documents accessible and relevant to the course will be inserted in SIGARRA.

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