Last update: PhDr. Dagmar Milerová Prášková (19.12.2016)
The aim of the seminar is to complement the Development Studies course and other related courses taught at Department of Social Geography and Regional Development. Students participating in the seminar will be provided an insight into the current debates on selected topics in development. The seminar will be as interactive as possible, maximizing student’s participation. The course will introduce the students to the recent theoretical and methodological developments in crucial issues such as: Food Security, Resources and Conflict, Development and Media or Gender and Development, among other topics. All teachers of the seminar have experience in working abroad and can offer their own practical insights into many issues challenging the developing countries. Seminar will be concluded by a model conference, where students will present their semestral work and thus practice and improve their presentation skills. Students will choose between a presentation of their written essay or a video-essay presentation of their work. Both Czech and international students (primarily but not exclusively master level students) interested in current trends in development are invited to participate in this course. The language of the course is English.
Last update: PhDr. Dagmar Milerová Prášková (18.02.2019)
1. Development Ltd. (Feb 20, 2019, Dasa, Adam)
Introduction, who are we, who are you
Requirements: attendance 70%
2. MDGs and SDGs (Feb 27; Adam)
Background of MDSs – potential and risks
SDGs – we can observe the progress from MDGs – potential and risks
Pinstrup-Andersen, P. (2009): Food security: definition and measurement. Food Security, Vol. 1. No. 1, p. 5-7.
Borras, S., Hall, R., Scoons, I., White, B., Wolford, W. (2011): Towards a better understanding of global land grabbing: an editorial introduction. The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 209-216.
5. Global movements (March 20; Adam)
Case studies: Coca cola in India, Veolia in Bolivia (Youtube Abuello Grillo), Via Campesina