North South Relations
Odnosi sever - jug
5.00 ECTS / 57 (30 hours of lectures, 27 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)
prof. dr. Maja Bučar
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Jana Arbeiter
- Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
Completed enrolment procedure. The course requires basic understanding of international economic relations and international political economy.
Objectives and competences
To introduce the students to the basics of development economics; to build comprehensive knowledge on current issues in developing countries, both external and internal; to discuss contemporary trends in global development.
Content (Syllabus outline)
The course addresses the issues of development in developing countries and their relationship with developed countries. Special attention is paid to internal development problems, whereby the specific characteristics of the social and economic environment in these countries are analysed. Since international aspects crucially affect economic development, issues like international trade, aid and investment are also discussed. The outline of the course follows this structure: •Definition and content of development economics; •Historical overview of global economic development; •Theories and strategies of development; •Development problems and issues (domestic/internal aspects): 1. Poverty/inequality and the distribution of income; 2. Population issues – demography, health, education 3. Employment, rural and urban development, migration; 4. Agriculture in developing countries. •Development problems and issues (international/external aspects): 1. International trade 2. International finance and development: development aid, debt issues; 3. Foreign direct investment and development; 4. The environment and development.
Intended learning outcomes:
Clear understanding of classic and contemporary development theories. Comprehensive knowledge on most pertinent issues in development, like income inequality, demographic picture, migration, international trade, etc. Ability to find and interpret various economic development data like GDP/per capita, HDI, Gini coefficient, etc.
Learning and teaching methods:
Oral presentation of the seminar assignment (20%, requirement for eligibility to take written exam), written exam (80%).
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