Concepts and theories of development in the post-colonial period for a (specific country or countries).

Drawing on readings from class together with additional material, examine concepts and theories of development in the post-colonial period for a specific country or countries. Use project case studies to analyse how people define or use the concept of development and how  development is either something they desire or resist. Do ideas of development at the local level differ from or resemble ideas of development at a national or international level? Do these ideas shift over time?
Dependency theory
Ayres, R. and D. Clark (1998)  Capitalism, Industrialisation and Development in Latin America: the Dependency Paradigm Revisited , Capital and Class, 64, pp. 89-118.

Hettne, B. (1983)  The Development of Development Theory , Acta Sociologica, 26(3/4), pp. 247-266.
Blaney, D.L. (1996)  Reconceptualising Autonomy: The Difference Dependency Theory Makes , Review of International Political Economy, 3(3), pp. 459-497.
Willis, K. (2005) Theories and Practices of Development, Routledge, Oxford and New York  Chapter 3.



The Impasse

Edwards, M. (1989)  The Irrelevance of Development Studies Third World Quarterly, 11(1), pp. 116-135.

Schuurman, F. S. (ed.) (1996) Beyond the impasse: New directions in development theory, Zed Books, London and New York, second edition  Chapter 1.

Post Development

Dossa, S. (2007)  Slicing up development: Colonialism, political theory, ethics , Third World Quarterly, 28(5), pp.887-899.

Escobar, A. (2000)  Beyond the Search for a Paradigm? Post-Development and beyond , Development, 43(4), pp.11-14.
Unfortunately, this journal is not accessible through DCU library but can be accessed through others  e.g. UCD

Escobar, A. (1995) Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey  Chapter 1.

Nederveen Pieterse, J. (2000)  After post-development , Third world Quarterly, 21(2), pp. 175-191.

Rahmena, M. (1997)  Toward Post-Development: Searching for Signposts, a New Language and New Paradigms in Majid Rahnema and Victoria Bawtree (editors), The Post-Development Reader, Zed Books, London.

Sachs, W. (2002) The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power, Zed Books, London and New York.

Storey, A. (2000)  Post-Development Theory: Romanticism and Pontius Pilate politics , Development, 43(4), pp.40-46.
Unfortunately, this journal is not accessible through DCU library but can be accessed through others  e.g. UCD

Ziai, A. (2004)  The ambivalence of post-development: between reactionary populism and radical democracy , Third World Quarterly, 25(6), pp.1045-1061.

Arndt, H.  Economic Development: A Semantic History , in Chari S. and S. Corbridge (eds.) (2008) The Development Reader, Routledge, Oxford and New York, pp. 51-57.

Cornwall, A.  Buzzwords and fuzzwords: deconstructing development discourse , Development in Practice, Vol. 17, Nos. 4-5, pp. 471-484.

* Hettne, B. (1983)  The Development of Development Theory , Acta Sociologica, 26(3/4), pp. 247-266.

* Schuurman, F.J. (2000)  Paradigms Lost, Paradigms Regained? Development Studies in the Twenty-First Century , Third World Quarterly, 21(1), pp. 7-20.

Sumner, A. and M. Tribe (2008) International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice, Sage, London and California  Chapter 1.

Sumner, A. (2006)  What is Development Studies? , Development in Practice, Vol. 16, No 6, pp 644-650.