SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, Second Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, Second Year
Course NameSeminar on Development Assistance
InstructorLIU HSIAO PONG
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Class 1 Introduction



 



Class 2 The Making of Development (1)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Harry S Truman, “The Point Four Program”



Arturo Escobar, “The Invention of Development”



Lucian W Pye, “The Concept of Political development”



 



Class 3 The Making of Development (2)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Amartya Sen, “The Concept of development”



World Bank, “What is Development”



 



Class 4 Economic Development



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Nathan Nunn, “The Importance of History for Economic Development”



H W Arndt, “Economic Development: A Semantic History”



 



Class 5 Why Does Development Need Assistance?



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Alberto Alesina, “Who Gives Foreign Aid and Why?”



USAID, “History of Foreign Assistance”



William Easterly, “Was Development Assistance A Mistake?”



 



Class 6 Development Assistance and Politics (1)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Hans Morgenthau, “A Political Theory of Foreign Aid”



Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus, “Political Aid Cycles”



 



Class 7 Development Assistance and Politics (2)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Alain Noel and Jean-Philippe Therein, “From Domestic to International Justice: The Welfare State and Foreign Aid”



Jean-Philippe Therein and Alain Noel, “Political Parties and Foreign Aid”



 



Class 8: Effectiveness



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Lex Rieffel and James W Fox, “Too Much, Too Soon?”



Raghuram G Rajan and Arvind Subramanian, “Aid and Growth”



Michael Clemens, Steven Radelet, Rikhil Bhavnani, and Samuel Bazzi, “Counting Chickens when they Hatch”



 



Class 9: In-class Quiz



 



Class 10: Dependency Democracy



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Edward Muller, “Dependent Economic Development, Aid Dependence on the US, and Democratic Breakdown in the Third World”



Stephen Brown, “Foreign Aid and Democracy Promotion: Lessons from Africa”



 



Class 11: Business Interests



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



WTO, “ Aid for Trade: Is it Working?”



Thomas V DiBacco, “American Business and Foreign Aid: The Eisenhower Years”



 



Class 12: Humanitarianism (1)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Regine Andersen, “How Multilateral Development Assistance Triggered the Conflict in Rwanda”



Jonathan Goodhand, “Aiding Violence or Building Peace?”



Joanna Macrae, “Understanding Integration from Rwanda to Iraq”



 



Class 13: Humanitarianism (2)



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Carola Weil, “The Protection Neutrality Dilemma in Humanitarian Emergencies”



Michael Barnett, “Humanitarianism Transformed”



Susan Cotts Watkins and Jane Menken, “Famines in Historical Perspective”



 



Class 14: Art and Development



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Kate Manzo, “An Extension of Colonialism?”



Amy Oliver ,“The Pornography of Poverty and the Brothel without Walls”



Roland Bleiker, “Representing HIV/AIDS in Africa: Pluralist Photography and Local



Empowerment”



 



Class 15: China and Assistance



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Kristian Kjøllesdal “Foreign Aid Strategies: China Taking Over?”



Philip HP Liu, “Petty Annoyance?”



Ngaire Woods, “ Whose Aid? Whose Influence? China, Emerging Donors, and the



Silent Revolution in Development Assistance”



Sven Grimm “Transparency of Chinese Aid”



 



Class 16: Chinese Assistance in Africa



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



Deborah Brautigam, “Chinese Development Aid in Africa”



 



Class 17: Taiwan and Assistance



Lecture Hours: 3 Preparation Hours: 4.5



 



William Easterly, “Can the West Save Africa?”



Philip HP Liu, “Planting Rice on the Roof of the UN Building”



Daniel P. Erikson and Janice Chen, “ China, Taiwan and the Battle for Latin America”



 



Class 18: Student Presentations/In-class Quiz



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Class Participation 20%



In-class quizzes 20%



Presentation 20%



Final Paper 40%



Class participation includes attendance and in-class discussion. Every student must make a 10-20 minute presentation, which is essentially the proposal of his/her final paper (of less than 20 pages), before the end of this semester. Students must discuss presentation/paper topic with the instructor every week and make decision before the end of 9th week and distribute the summary (of no more than one page) to the class before their speeches. Readings, discussions, independent researches, and teaching materials are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.


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