課程資訊
課程名稱
全球化與發展研究專題
GLOBALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 
開課學期
98-1 
授課對象
理學院  地理環境資源學研究所  
授課教師
簡旭伸 
課號
Geog7045 
課程識別碼
228EM7320 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二A,B,C(18:25~21:05) 
上課地點
地理602 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/981globalization602 
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課程概述

Basically, the course is operated in a “seminar” format- meaning that students are “very strongly” encouraged to present their opinions and challenge their fellow colleagues by offering different theoretical viewpoints or empirical information.

The course instructor will give a brief presentation on the each topic every week (around 1 hour), following by students’ oral presentation to their thoughts on assigned readings. All students are requested to write up one A4 page (800 words in English, or for the first few weeks, 1,200 words in Chinese is “compromised” to accept). Students who are NOT in charge of the week need to collect one piece of news about the course topic with different country focus. Students who are the chair of the week need to make their oral presentation by compiling everyone’s written thoughts as well as submitted news reports.
 

課程目標
The topics of the lecturer involve:
- Introduction: (1) debate on globalization; (2) brief on development studies.
- Economic transition under Globalization: (3) poverty reduction, (4) liberalization and trade and investment; (5) decentralization and urbanization; (6) debt and aid
- Development as ways of life: (7) democracy or/and good governance and post-Washington Consensus; (8) migration and gender; (9) AIDS and HIV; (10) global civil society and anti-globalization movement
- Case studies: (11) post-socialist transition (like China and Russia), (12) war and civil war and development (like countries in Middle East), (13) ‘successful developmental states (like Japan and Asian tigers and other Southeast Asian countries), (14) and the south ‘failed’ countries (in Latin America and Africa).
 
課程要求
There will be two to three times for the debate practice. Students are requested to divide into two groups: pros and cons. The debate questions include:

(1) To regulate all companies to hire 40% of female for their company board members is good to development (A case of Norway)
(2) Environmental pessimistic vis-à-vis environmental optimistic
(3) Decentralization results in regional inequality.
(4) To be identified (More debate questions are also welcome to propose. The finalized debate topics will be announced soon).


The course has a final exam. Students will get an exam sheet at 6:30pm on 2010 January 12th, and need to hand in their answer sheets within 24 hours. Any four of seven questions need to be replied. Each question should be answered between 2,000- 2,500 words (in English). Word count should be noted in the end of the answer of each question.
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 15:00~18:00 
參考書目
Basically, there will be two or three English reading for each course topic.
All readings can be found in the following three key readers in development
studies.

- Desai, V. and Potter, R. (eds.) (2008) The Companion to Development
Studies, NY: Hodder Arnold. (thereafrer CDS)
- Chari, S. and Corbridge, S. (eds.) (2008) The Development Reader,
Routledge. (thereafter DR)
- Roberts, J. T. and Hite, A. B. (eds.) (2007) The Globalization And
Development Reader, Blackwell. (therefore GD)

 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Lecture Style 
20% 
All students are requested to write up one A4 page (800 words in English, or for the first few weeks, 1,200 words in Chinese is “compromised” to accept). Students who are NOT in charge of the week need to collect one piece of news about the course topic with different country focus. Students who are the chair of the week need to make their oral presentation by compiling everyone’s written thoughts as well as submitted news reports.  
2. 
Debate style  
40% 
There will be two to three times for the debate practice. Students are requested to divide into two groups: pros and cons. 
3. 
Final exam 
40% 
The course has a final exam. Students will get an exam sheet at 6:30pm on 2010 January 12th, and need to hand in their answer sheets within 24 hours. Any four of seven questions need to be replied. Each question should be answered between 2,000- 2,500 words (in English). Word count should be noted in the end of the answer of each question. 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/15  Week 1 (09/15): Course Introduction and Brief to Development Studies(1)Dodds (2008), The Third World, Developing Countries, and the South Poor Counties, In CDS, chapter 1.1, page 3-7(2)Sach, Mellinger and Gallup (2008), The Geography of Poverty and Wealth, In DR, pp. 9-13 
第2週
9/22  Week 2 (09/22): Development Theories Revisited
(1) Wallerstein (1979), The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis, In GD, chapter 7, pp 95- 113
(2) Potter, R. B. (2008) Theories, strategies and ideologies of development, In CDS, chapter2.1 pp 67-71.
(3) Binns (2008), Dualistic and Unilinear Concepts of Development, In CDS, chapter 2.4, pp81-86.
 
第3週
9/29  Week 3 (09/29) : Economic Development under Globalization
(1) Castells (1989), The Information Mode of Development and Restructuring of Capitalism, In GD, pp175-194
(2) Friedman (2005), It’s a Flat World, After All, In GD, chapter 15, pp247-262
 
第4週
10/6  Week 4 (10/06): Development beyond Neo-liberalization
(1) Williamson (1993), Democracy and the Washington Consensus, In DR, pp 288-296.
(2) Simon (2008), Neoliberalism, Structural Adjustment and Poverty Reduction Strategies, In CDS, Chapter 2.5, pp 86-92

 
第5週
10/13  Week 5 (10/13): Invited Speech: A Development Story from Middle East to Africa 
第6週
10/20  Week 6 (10/20): Inequality
(1) Rakodi, C. (2008) Prosperity or poverty? Wealth, inequality and deprivation in urban areas, In CDS, pp 252-257.
(2) Wade (2004), Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality, In DR, pp 410- 426.
 
第7週
10/27  Week 7 (10/27): Debate Practice (I) 
第8週
11/03  Week 8 (11/03) : Urbanization
(1) Sassen (2000), Cities in a World Economy, In GD, chapter 12, pp 195-215
(2) Gareth A. Jones and Corbridge S. (2008) Urban Bias, In CDS, chapter 5.2, pp 243-247
 
第9週
11/10  Week 9 (11/10): Industrial Policies and Formal and Informal Labours
(1) Greenaway, D. and Milner, C. (2008) Trade and industrial policy in developing countries, In CDS, chapter 4.4, pp196-201.
(2) Potter, R. B. G. (2008) Global convergence, divergence and development, In CDS, pp, chapter 4.3, 192-196.
(3) Chant, S. (2008), The informal sector and employment, In CDS, chapter 4.8, pp216-225.
 
第10週
11/17  Week 10 (11/17): Rural Development
(1) McMichael (1996), Globalization: Myths and Realities, In GD, chapter 13, pp216-232
(2) Mullen, J. (2008) Rural poverty, In CDS, chapter 3.1, pp143-147.
(3) Adams M. (2008), Land Reform, In CDS, chapter 3.5, pp161-165.

 
第11週
11/24  Week 11 (11/24) : Gender
(1) Elson (1995), Male Bias in the Development Process: An Overview, in DR, pp 312-321
(2) Moghadam (1999), Gender and the Global Economy, In GD, chapter 9, pp135-152.

 
第12週
12/01  Week 12 (12/01) : Debate Practice (II)  
第13週
12/08  Week 13 (12/08): Public Health
(1) Schoepf, B. G. (1997) AIDS, gender, and sexuality during Africa’s economic crisis’, In DR, pp451-464.
(2) Barrett R. (2008), Health inequalities, In CDS, pp423-428
(3) Shetty (2008), Malnutrition and nutrition policies in Developing Countries, In CDS, pp399-403
 
第14週
12/15  Week 14 (12/15): Environment
(1) McGregor D. (2008), Climate Change and Development, In CDS, pp282-288
(2) Forsyth T. (2008), The Brown Environmental Agenda, In CDS, pp296-300
(3) Evans, P. (2005), Counter-hegemonic globalization: transnational social movements in the contemporary global political economy, In GDR, pp 420-442
 
第15週
12/22  Week 15 (12/ 22): Invited Speech: Foreign Aid and International Development 
第16週
12/29  Week 16 (12/29): Anti-Globalization Movement
(1) Stiglitz (2002), Globalism’s Discontents, In GD, chapter 18, pp 295-304
(2) Sachs, J. D. (2005), The anti-globalization movement, In GDR, pp 356-359.
 
第17週
1/05  Week 17 (01/05): Overall Review on Globalization and Development Studies
(1) Sklair (1999), Competing Conceptions of Globalization, In GD, chapter 14, pp233- 246
(2) Norberg (2003), In Defense of Global Capitalism, In GD, chapter 16, pp 263-294
 
第18週
1/12  Week 18 (01/12): Final Term Exam