Development Theory & Practice

A brief introduction to mainstream and heterodox economics; the complex relationship between ideology, money and social power; the politics, economics and sociology of policy reform, state-building and developmental statecraft.

This course will provide a brief introduction to mainstream and heterodox economics; the complex relationship between ideology, money and social power; the politics, economics and sociology of policy reform, state-building and developmental statecraft. To unpack this, this course introduces students to mainstream theories of development; crisis of/in development thinking; poverty-inequality-power nexus (refracted through race, class, gender, food, knowledge, culture); state and development (centrality of class in critical development studies, politics of Empire, politics of development); compressed development and different pathways to growth (orthodox and heterodox explanations of development in diverse countries (including China, India, Brazil, Botswana, Mauritius, S-E Asia); Africa and the World Economy (aid, trade, debt, growth).

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Firoz Khan is Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University, teaching in the area of Political Economy, Trade and Finance, Applied Economics, Institutional Economics, (Advanced) Research Methodology, and Development Planning.