"Development, Globalisation and ICT - Defining the 'D' in ICT4D"
The course focuses on development theory, outlining the ways in which development
issues have been discussed in a global context. It provides a solid background for
advanced studies in ICT4D by offering insight into some of the most influential
development theories. The selection is made on the basis of classical bodies of ideas with
a strong impact on recent notions of development. The course moreover illuminates
development theory from various angles, especially the perspectives of different social
sciences, e.g. political science, economics and anthropology. It also investigates
development theory in relation to the process of globalization.