1 Course Overview  
2 History: Colonialism and Imperialism  
3 History: Ideas and Ideologies of Progress and Modernization  
4 Concepts: Pro Versus Anti-Development  
5 Concepts: The Question of Ethics Reaction paper #1 due
6 Economic Development Theories: Neoclassical and Dependency  
7 Economic Development Theories: State Intervention and the East Asian Miracle  
8 Economic Development Theories: New Institutionalism and Law  
9 Alternative Development Theories: Human Rights and Development  
10 Development Theories Today in the Context of Global Crisis  
11 Actors: State  
12 Actors: Markets and Marketization

Reaction paper #2 due

Group project presentation due

13 Actors: Civil Society: NGOs and Social Movements  
14 Actors: Informal Economy and Illegality  
15 Actors: Global Actors and Institutions  
16 Multi-level Planning and Scale  
Key Issues
17 Key Issues: Governance of Complexity in a Globalized World  
18 Key Issues: Urban-Rural Linkages and Tradeoffs  
19 Key Issues: Migration and Development  
20 Key Issues: Participatory Development  
21 Key Issues: Corruption and Reform of Public Institutions  
22 Key Issues: Trade, Outsourcing, and Labor Standards  
23 Key Issues: Aid and Development  
24 Key Issues: Global Poverty  
25 Key Issues: Security and Post-Conflict Development and Review Final paper due