The course analyses the evolution and the current state of affairs of international development cooperation through global and regional interstate organisations. Emphasis is also given to more recent developments and the potentials of South-South cooperation in comparison to established modes of governance across the North-South divide.
A brief introduction into theoretical and conceptual backgrounds on cooperation, the role of institutions and different understandings of international organisations is followed by a discussion of such globally operating (or relevant) organisations such as
- UNDP, the World Bank, and the OECD;
- as well as more recent, supposedly “alternative” organisations such as the BRICS Bank/NDB and the AIIB.
In addition, various forms of regionalism across the ‘global South’ will be introduced and discussed. As a first step, the relevant concepts and theoretical models of regional integration are discussed with a particular emphasis on matters of socio-economic development. At the centre of attention is a political- economic analysis of selected regional agreements with a particular emphasis on regionally bound notions and strategies of development.
Lecturers: Professor Dr. Jakob Lempp and Katharina McLarren
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