Study Programmes 2015-2016
WARNING : 2014-2015 version of the course specifications
Séminaires d'actualité de la coopération internationale
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in Anthropology6
Master in Population and Development Studies6
Lecturer :
Gautier Pirotte, Arnaud Zacharie
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
This course will get into the main topic of contemporary development policies and programs: the poverty reduction strategies.
This course will introduce the poverty reduction strategies in the so-called "developing and emerging countries" trying, on the one hand, to replace these programs in an analysis of the practices and strategies of the actors of the "international development complex" and, on the other hand, to generate a particular socio-anthropological analysis of these programs. In this purpose, the course will adopt these following specific objectives:
(1) To bring a conceptual precision on the concept of poverty (in the North and in the South) compared to close or derived concepts.
(2) To present the poverty reduction strategies in the international development diary (roots, dimensions, actors).
(3) To present the contemporary mechanisms of poverty reduction strategies in the developing countries at work within the Millennium Development Goals, especially.
(4) To approach the "buzzwords" of the international cooperation field which organize and normalize the practices of poverty reduction strategies. 
Learning outcomes of the course :
Good knowledge of the social, economic, political, cultural or environmental stakes of the reduction poverty strategies.
The student must be able to develop a critical approach of the keywords (or buzzwords) of these programs: participation, appropriation, coherence, empowerment, etc.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
This course is a continuation of the course "Sociology of international cooperation".
A minimal skill in English is needed.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Ex-cathedra training and discussions.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
No Syllabus.
Powerpoint files + complementary readings progressively distributed at each lesson.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written examination.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Gautier PIROTTE, Professeur

Tel : 04/366.27.80 Fax : 04/366.47.51 E-mail :
Arnaud ZACHARIE, maître de conférences E-mail :
Secretariat ISHS: Nathalie Pulgar Phone: 04/366.36.18 E-mail :