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Theories of the global south

Teorije globalnega juga

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Žiga Vodovnik






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

The course addresses various aspects of the so-called Global South, so the students will be able to critically reflect the concept, its causes and, above all, its political and economic role. The first part focuses on a theoretical examination of several key concepts, inter alia, the Third World, the Global South, (under)development, progress, growth, democracy, epistemicide, human rights, (neo)colonialism. The guiding thesis is, that the Global South is a result of the modernity project and as such cannot be defined outside of Global North/Center/the First World. The students will be exposed we to a wide range of theories and approaches, with the post-development and modernity/coloniality/decoloniality (M/C/D)as a key one. In the second part, the course will focus on several aspects of the Global South, where contemporary problems and breakthroughs within particular regions will be analyzed. Considering the complexity of the topics addressed, this part will also highlight methodological and epistemological problems.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 17.06.2022