Understanding international development
Understanding international development

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Understanding international development

1 Key themes: PASH

In this first section you are going to think about and study the three themes, referred to as PASH:

  • power and agency
  • scale
  • history.

These themes are used in this course to help you think about international development.

During this section’s activities you will contextualise these themes by reading Chapter 2 from International Development in a Changing World by Papaioannou and Butcher which is part of the TD223 International development: making sense of a changing world, and examining the case studies of Shanghai and Detroit. A breakdown of the activities is given below.

The estimated study time for this section is 13 hours and 15 minutes.

Table 1

ComponentRecommended time spent
Activity 1 + Chapter 27 hours 45 minutes
Activity 2 + spray diagram tutorial15 minutes
Activity 3 + Detroit audio45 minutes
Activity 445 minutes
Activity 5 + articles1.5 hours
Activity 645 minutes
Activity 7 + Shanghai audio45 minutes
Activity 845 minutes

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