POL41860 Governance, Politics and Development

Academic Year 2023/2024

Governance, Politics and Development will examine how governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental actors provide governance and structure to development efforts. The course will examine the governance and politics of development at the international, national and sub-national levels. The course will focus on the relationship between the interests of the actors, the nature of the institutions, the quality of governance and the effectiveness of development outcomes.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the module students will have in-depth knowledge of:
International and multi-stakeholder structures in development governance;
The role of stakeholders(States, IGOs, Civil Society NGOs, and MNCs) in governing development;
The role of the rule of law, culture, gender, conflicting interests, and corruption in development;
The role of multi-level governance and decentralization in development;
The role of democracy in development;
The role of conditionality, social capital, ownership, alignment and harmonization in development.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture, independent work, group work, simulation 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Essay: Reserach design project Unspecified n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group simulation project Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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