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Be an Effective Agent for Change! a post-graduate course in Education for Sustainability

Supplementary Digital Study Packs  for modules taught/teach by Róbinson Rojas Sandford at:

1) The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (University College London):

- DA1.- Managing and Planning for Development: International and National Dimensions

This module introduces basic notions of development management and administration, state, market and bureaucracy, and the role of NGOs in the development process. It places national development in the context of the international division of labour and examines alternatives to hegemonic development practices. It critically reviews the recent history of international aid, particularly its implications for poverty reduction, growth and equity. The national dimensions of development are also critically explored, particularly in terms of a range of development trends and interventions such as national and regional development planning and key aspects of local, metropolitan and regional development.

- DA5.- The Development State: planning for development

This module critically reviews the quest for economic and socially efficient development states in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean since 1940s. As such, this module will explore the theoretical basis and practice of state led approaches to development since the 1940s. Its main conceptual framework encapsulates the dynamic of two interrelated socio-economic systems:
A) capitalist development and the state, and
B) the national and international synergies created by the interaction between markets, civil society and the state and its effects on planning for development.
Case studies will be included where necessary.

- UE1.- Urban Development and Economics

This module critically analyse the following topics: prospect for development; economic growth and development ; the market economy and market forces; International trade and investment ; role of the state in economic development; trends in urbanisation and the effects of policies; migration; urban agglomeration economies and diseconomies, cities and structural adjustment; roles of multilateral development agencies and foreign aid; role of economic analysis in urban development;...

2) Education for Sustainability Programme (LSBU):

- Local and Global with a focus on NGO education
- Theories and Perspectives on Environment and Development

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Ethics, Development and Economics
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Human Development
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Education for Sustainable Development
Climate Change

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Developmental State
Neo-liberal State
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Integrated International Production
Global Value Chains
International Trade
Foreign Direct Investment
The Triad
Transnational Corporations
Factor Payments from Abroad

Economic Growth
Economic cycles
Modernization Theory
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Dependency Theory
Peripheral capitalism
Development Economics
The Future of Development Economics
The Need to Rethink Development Economics
The New Economy in Development -----...more

World Economic and Social Situation and Prospects
Global Financial and Economic Crisis 07-09

Latin America

Human Development Reports
World Development Indicators
World Development Reports
World Investment Reports--- ...more

Public Action - Social Movements

Basic knowledge on economics
Economic Literacy
Karl Marx Adam Smith

On Capitalist Economic and Political Terrorism

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UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics
Statistics 1
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The murder of Allende
Puro Chile. The Memory of the People

Project for the First People's Century

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