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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
Version 2013-2014
SOCI0073-3  Thematic analysis seminars on programmes to combat poverty

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Population and Development Studies, Professional Focus in Contemporary China , 2nd year6
Master in Population and Development Studies, Professional Focus in North-South Cooperation , 2nd year6
Lecturer :  Gautier Pirotte, Arnaud Zacharie
Coordinator :  N...
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
This course will get onto the main thematic 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 "international development complex" actors and, on the other hand, to generate a particular socio-anthropological analysis of these programs. For this, the course will adopt these following specific objectives:
(1) To bring a conceptual precision on the concept of poverty (in North and in 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 in the Millennium Development Goals, in particular.
(4) To approach concretely the poverty reduction strategies through different projects from diverse fields of intervention by showing the acuity of these strategies, the role of the various actors, the economic, political and social stakes.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Good knowledge of the social, economic, political, cultural or environmental stakes of the reduction poverty policies.
The student must be able of developing a critical approach of the keywords (or buzzwords) of these programs: participation, appropriation, coherence, empowerment, etc.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
These seminaries are organized following the curse: " Emergent Actors Institutions and Stakes in International Co-operation Programs "
A minimal skill in English is needed.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Theoretical teachings and debates.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face to face
Some seminaries will be taught in English.
Recommended or required readings :  
No Syllabus.
Powerpoint files + complementary readings.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examinations
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Gautier PIROTTE, Professeur & Diego Maiorano, PhD- Invited Researcher.

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 :


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