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Power, Inequality, and Justice in Development

Uppsala University - 7,5 credits

This course addresses various aspects of power in development. Rather than adapting a post-colonial perspective in which development practices and politics is portrayed as something enacted by the global North on the global South, the course is situated in the debates around decolonization in the contemporary global context.

About the course

In the context of renewed calls to decolonize development studies, policies, and practice, this course addresses various aspects of power in development. It recognizes the changing development landscape over the last 20 years and explores the increasing convergence between North and South and the emergence of Southern development donors.

The course is divided into three parts. It starts by providing a theoretical and conceptual overview of political, economic, and discursive dimensions of power in relation to development and (de)coloniality. The second part attends to the calls for decolonizing development policy and practice, including the decolonization of the discipline of development studies. The third part of the course applies theoretical and empirical knowledge acquired during the first two parts to debates around climate justice from a decolonial perspective. 

We are still working on the final details about this course - thank you for your patience.

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Practical information

7.5 credits

Language of instruction

Course period
Autumn 2023 (preliminary)

Course structure
Online sessions

Lecturers and resource persons
To be announced

Do you have questions?

For enquiries, please contact:

Anders Sjögren at
anders [dot] sjogren [at] statsvet [dot] uu [dot] se