10 cp Prerequisites GLST201 Global Change and Development Teaching Organisation. 3 hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent
This unit questions the viability of free trade and neoliberal policies in terms of development sustainability. Modernist development policies and programs are critiqued in terms of post-development theory. A range of development alternatives including: cooperatives, small scale enterprises, various microcredit schemes, and communes are considered. Detailed analyses and case studies will focus on fair trade as a solution to development problems.