Taught in English. This course introduces the evolution of development thinking and experiences since the end of the Second World War. It covers the colonial backgrounds and legacies, the development policies from 1950s to 1970s, the rise of the “Washington Consensus” in the late 1980s and the search for its alternatives from the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 up to now. The current issues of “governance” is viewed from a historical perspective and analyzed with the aid of the latest theoretical advancement as exemplified in the World Development Report 2006 “Equity and Development.”
Class taught by Tsinghua’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences and may not be available every semester. Tsinghua’s exam schedule for this course may require students to stay beyond the regular SU Beijing program end date.
Department: Public Administration and International Affairs