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Development Theory & Administration

This course aims to critically examine the key issues and debates related to the process of development and how they impact upon public administration in developing countries. Drawing upon the various approaches to the processes of development and administration, the course will highlight some of the principal concerns that have emerged over the years, such as aid, the environment, micro-credit, gender, human rights and corruption. The focus will be on the institutions, structures, processes and interactions that help or hinder the process of development.

POLSCI 782

Development Theory & Administration

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This course aims to critically examine the key issues and debates related to the process of development and how they impact upon public administration in developing countries. Drawing upon the various approaches to the processes of development and administration, the course will highlight some of the principal concerns that have emerged over the years, such as aid, the environment, micro-credit, gender, human rights and corruption. The focus will be on the institutions, structures, processes and interactions that help or hinder the process of development.


Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

Chair of the Department of Politial Science | Professor