Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Horizontal Development(s)

Module 007ID

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module explores emerging ‘horizontal’ forms of development assistance and humanitarian aid. These include flows of resources, expertise and labour that make
up ‘South-South humanitarianism’ (Pacitto and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh 2013). They are understood as informal, decentral development practices, and include hometown associations and grassroots groups, local and international solidarity activities, and peer-to-peer assistance. Topics and questions cover to what extent these forms of private aid address the power differentials that lie at the heart of the traditional North-South aid paradigms; whether these initiatives have distinctive modes of operation or ethics; and what difference these new forms of aid make for those that receive their support.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives on horizontal development(s)

Critically reflect on the theories of, and assumptions about, peer-to-peer support, private aid, and solidarity in dominant development paradigms.

Critically analyse the political, economic and social factors that shape these emerging forms of development and private aid

Independently identify, explore and evaluate appropriate evidence of drivers of such private aid activities through specific case studies.

Independently identify, explore and evaluate appropriate evidence of drivers of such private aid activities through specific case studies.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ProjectT2 Week 7 25.00%
ReportT2 Week 11 75.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterWorkshop3 hours11111111111

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Dr Anne-Meike Fechter

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/158737

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/226593

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/387198

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Tahir Zaman

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/434365

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