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Course Coordinator and Team: Dr. Nandini Nayak
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisites: Completion of Semester 1 and 2 coursework
Aim: This course aims to introduce students to theories, concepts, debates, policy and practice in the field of ‘gender and development’. This course discusses the theoretical underpinnings of ‘institutional analysis’ as a framework to engage with the field of gender and development. The course then moves on to analyse how the gender dynamics of power and inequality play out in the social institutions of households, markets and states and within the arena of ‘civil society’. This is correlated with discussions on the role of feminist research, advocacy and activism in shaping development policy and practice.
Key Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students should be able to :
... explore the evolution of the concept of gender in development theory
... understand the institutional dynamics of power in relation to gender inequality
... critically assess development policy and practice
... analyze how feminist advocacy and activism seeks to influence and transform development practice
Brief description of key modules:
Module 1: Conceptual issues in Gender and Development: The concept of ‘gender’ in mainstream development discourse, including debates related to the terms ‘Women in Development’ and ‘Gender and Development’.
Module 2.1: Introduction to an institutional framework for studying ‘Gender and Development’ : This module introduces a framework of analysis, of looking at ‘social institutions’ – viz. the household, the market, the state and civil society - from a ‘gender lens’.
Module 2.2: The household as a gendered institution
Module 2.3: Gender and labour markets
Module2.4: Gender, States and Governance
Module 2.5: Gender, Social Movements and Civil Society
Assessment Details with weights:
Reading List: (See below for indicative readings, in alphabetical order; a detailed reading list will be provided in class):