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School of Politics and International Relations

POL257 The International Politics of the Developing World

(POL258B - Spring)

Level: 5

Semester: B

Credit Value: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Clive Gabay

Overlap: None

Pre-requisite: None

Compulsory for: Semi-compulsory L250, L25Y

Associate Availability: Full Year and Spring only


Cartel violence in Central America, rapid urbanisation in West Africa, and huge wealth disparities in the 'rising powers' of India and China. What connects these issues? How useful and accurate is it to talk about 'the developing world' in these contexts? This module introduces students to a number of case studies across what is referred to as the developing world, in order to explore the historical and ongoing relationships between wealth and poverty, the 'international' and the 'domestic'.

Assessment: 1 x 2000 word report (40%) and 2 hour Exam (60%)