Module Convenor: Dr Felipe Antunes de Oliviera
This module covers both the origin and trajectory of colonialism, capitalism, and development. It simultaneously surveys competing theoretical explanations for the emergence and reproduction of structural inequalities in the world system over the last 500 years. The module analyses a range of theoretical approaches to development – modernization, dependency, uneven and combined development, postcolonialism, and Marxism. It also connects historical inquiry to more recent processes, such as decolonization, Third World Revolutions, global commodity chains, ecological crisis, and the fate of the world’s peasantry.
Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None, Semi-compulsory for L250, L250Y, L2L3,L23L
Assessment: Item 1: 50% Book Review (2000 words)
Item 2: 50% Examination