Development Studies Prospectus The background to Development Studies at Cambridge and the MPhil course The tradition of research
and teaching on development at Cambridge goes back at least to the 1930s, when some of those who were later to be the founding fathers in the field studied here as graduate students under John Maynard Keynes. In the seventy years since then research and teaching in the subject has taken place across many faculties and departments, especially Economics, Social and Political Sciences, Social Anthropology, Geography, Land Economy, the Judge Business School, and the Centres of African, South Asian, Latin American and International Studies. Today the University offers a wide range of opportunities for post-graduate training and research in all these institutions for students looking towards a career in development in the research field, in policy-making, in national and multilateral institutions, and in non-governmental organisations, as well as in the private sector and business. Development research at Cambridge Member of the University's present and past staff include individuals and groups who have made major contributions to development in both theory and practice. The pioneers were Sir Hans Singer, the first economist ever employed by the United Nations, and Dudley Seers, founding Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Amartya Sen, an alumnus and former member of the teaching staff and author of some of the most influential work on poverty and famines in recent times, returned to Cambridge as Master of Trinity College from 1998 to 2004. The University's staff includes individuals noted for research on the political economy of China and East Asia, on the anthropology of development in Mongolia, on women in Mexican society, on the international political economy, on religion and national identities in Latin America, and much else besides. The advantage of doing research on development in an institution with a strong research orientation is that it is not driven either by the policy agendas of particular institutions or governments, or by a reliance on consultancy. Thus development studies in Cambridge are well integrated into a dense institutional and personal network and remain attuned to contemporary developments in the various disciplines. The MPhil in Development Studies as a career start The MPhil in Development Studies provides an inter-disciplinary training whose content and style have kept abreast with the changing reality of the developing world, and the changing requirements of men and women seeking to make a career in the development field. The approach is based on the recognition that together with the analytical rigour required of economists and other social scientists today, no important issue in development - poverty and inequality, population growth, the construction of the institutions of a market economy, war and human rights, democratisation - can be properly understood without an inter-disciplinary perspective. The MPhil in Development Studies is taught in collaboration with the Faculties of Economics and History, the Departments of Land Economy, Geography, and Social Anthropology, and the Judge Business School. It therefore provides a framework within which students can construct a pathway suited to a wide range of differing
2 interests and needs: those for whom the MPhil represents a one-year preparation for a career in development policy can select a broad inter-disciplinary set of subjects, while those who wish to continue their studies at the doctoral level can select a more specialised set of options concentrating on the analytical tools of their subject, and discover which university department or faculty is most suited to their research plans. Students in recent years have gone on to hold a variety of positions in national and international development agencies and NGOs, as well as in consultancy, business, academic teaching, and journalism. Others have pursued their studies to the doctoral level in Cambridge and in other universities, in the UK and overseas. Development Studies Committee: location Development Studies Committee is located in 17 Mill Lane, together with the Department of Politics and International Studies, and the Centre of Latin American Studies, and Gender Studies. Development Studies Library, which opened in 2001, is housed close by in Mill Lane Library, along with the libraries for the Centre of Latin American Studies, the Centre of International Studies, and the Department of Land Economy.
Random House. globalization and developing countries. D. Social and Economic History. Oxford University Press. theories of growth. Environment. 2004. 1999. Anthem Press. The teaching for all papers.. Indicative reading: Bhagwati. and Porter. (*Please note that there are three editions of the book. Routledge. Bad Samaritans. The wealth and poverty of nations: why some are so rich and some so poor. population policy. 2002. all with different subtitles but that they are substantively all the same) Craig. W. Abacus. Hirst. goals and measurement of development. Polity Press. whether core or option. Growth and Regeneration. Chang. industrialization and trade strategies. At least two papers must be core papers. Planning. The false dawn: the delusions of global capitalism. Some option papers are full papers and some are half papers. H. 2006. 2008. J... or by a take-home project. agriculture and development. Gray. At the discretion of the Examiners there may also be an oral examination. Capitalism unleashed. Students who choose to write a dissertation must complete and submit their dissertations along with the rest of their course work before the written examinations begin in the third (Easter) term.-J.. structural change. Students take four full papers (or their equivalent in half papers) concurrently. H. One (full) option paper may be replaced by a 12. 2007 and Bloomsbury Press.. Core papers Paper 1. The elusive quest for growth: economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics. Oxford University Press. 1998. 1999. and Social Anthropological Analysis). takes place over the first two of the three terms in the academic year (Michaelmas and Lent terms).3 Structure and content of the MPhil in Development Studies The MPhil in Development Studies is a multi-disciplinary nine-month taught course which offers three core papers and a range of option papers. Society and Development. A. and income distribution. the development experiences of different regions... issues of employment. J. G. 2006. Development economics This paper focuses on historical perspectives on development. Chang. poverty. Papers are examined either by assessed essays written and submitted during the course of the year. or by a formal written examination. 2002. Glyn. Development beyond neoliberalism: governance. Financial Research. The core papers are the responsibility of Development Studies Committee. Most option papers are shared with other MPhil courses (Economics. and political economy. theories and practice of industrial and financial reforms in developing countries. and technical progress. 2nd ed. and Thompson. Landes. Globalization in question.. D. Management. Easterly. D.
. poverty reduction. P..-J.000-word dissertation. Granta. Kicking away the ladder: development strategy in historical perspective.. In defence of globalization. MIT Press.
2001. S. Institutions and development This paper explores the role of institutions in human development. Reversed realities: gender hierarchies in development thought. Cambridge University Press. 2001. Palgrave. (http://www. 2002. Globalisation and its discontents. Human Development and Capability theory on institutional changes. Marxism.. societal institutions such as NGOs and social groups. D. M. Building institutions for markets. Nolan. and give due consideration to how key development concerns such as poverty.. 2005. Oxford University Press.4 Milanovic. 2001. Stiglitz. political science. customary norms such as culture and caste that affect human development. The course undertakes an institutional analysis drawing on concepts and frameworks provided by the disciplines of economics.. H. Why Globalization Works. firm and the state. Princeton University Press. Kicking away the ladder: development strategy in historical perspective. notably the role of the bureaucracy and judiciary. Sutcliffe. China and the global business revolution. Rodrik. Institutions. Paper 2. Penguin. institutional change and economic performance. 1990. Assessment is by means of either (2a) a three-hour written paper or (2b) one essay (5. law and anthropology. environment and education can be examined through an institutional lens.. Johns Hopkins. Rubrics and Riches: the interrelationship between the legal reform and international development. A. Worlds apart – measuring international and global inequality.htm). Fennell. B.
. World Development Report 2002. sociology. 100 ways of seeing an unequal world.. J.. 2005.worldbank. Making Globalization work. The new global economy and developing countries: making openness work. Rules.org/wdr/2001/fulltext/fulltext2002. Anthem Press.C. Individual lectures explore institutions such as the market. B. D. Sen.. 1999.. Kabeer.. Stiglitz. Zed Books Wolf. World Bank/Oxford University Press. Readings Chang.. Yale University Press. 2006. The set of lectures examine the institutions of the state. The course is devised using a wide canvas with the intention of exploring the manner in which institutions have been conceptualised and analysed across individual disciplines in the social sciences. will examine the perspectives of different academic schools such as New Institutional Economics. P. J.. Development as freedom.000 words) and one two-hour exam. 1994. N. The lecture course brings together theoretical perspectives alongside both historical and current evidence on the interrelations between institutional structures and social and economic actions. Verso. 2009. North. Penguin.-J. Routledge. 2002.
Blackwell Publishers. A. Routledge. From modernization to globalization: perspectives on development and change. K and Ben White (eds) Child Labour: Policy Options. A. D. World Bank and WTO. John Hopkins University Press. 2001. Sociology and politics of development This core paper introduces students to a critical reading of classical as well as alternative theories of development. The paper scrutinizes debates on substantive topics including the role of the post-colonial state in development. Harrison. J. 2003. State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory. Keck. eds. 1998. and Sikkink. .C. Smith. 1996. competing policy approaches to child labour.. the contribution of international development organizations to shaping the discourse on development. Globalization and the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of Development.. Palgrave. R. Cambridge University Press. K. Blackwell. Verso.Marxism and the State: An Analytical Approach. 1995. 2005..
. Activists beyond borders: advocacy networks in international politics. The sociology of modernization and development. and the relationship between development and democracy. Stanford University Press.. antiglobalization and social movements approaches. Power of development. 2007. 1995. Hoogvelt. J. Zed Books. Global civil society.. B. J. Keane. Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. 1991. Lieten. UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice. Wetherly.. 1994. P. A. 1996. political Islam and development. Amsterdam: Askant. Palgrave. Brohman. Neera. T. It also brings to the fore the challenges these theories have faced from different quarters such as the post-development. Pluto. Reversed realities: gender hierarchies in development thought. 2007. and Hite.. Mamdani. N. Popular Development: Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Development. Crush. Chandhoke.. Indicative reading: Bayat..5 Paper 3. Indiana University Press. Assessment is by means oftwo five-thousand word essays. 2001. P. Ithaca NY and London: Cornel University Press. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World. Richard. civil society and NGOs.J. 1995 Escobar. feminist attempts to influence the development process. M. Roberts. Kabeer. M. 2004. Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism Princeton University Press... 2003.000 words) and one two-hour exam. Assessment is by means of either (3a) a three-hour written paper or (3b) one essay (5. multinational corporations and corporate social responsibility. Unholy Trinity: the IMF. 1999. Jolly. A. Routledge. Good Governance and Development.
. big business and developing countries Paper 30. pp. Kuczynski. Justice and development Paper 34. The politics of the Middle East Half papers Paper 162. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 5.
. World Bank. consumer credit. 1989. Urbanisation. Globalisation. culture and human development (Not offered in 2011-2012) Paper 310. the following are currently being offered: Full papers Paper 13. Issues in public policy and regeneration I Paper 300. theory of banking and financial intermediation.000-word essays. Mr M. Political ecology and rural resources (Not offered in 2011-2012) Full papers Paper 13. World Development Report. Economic development and land use policies Paper 231. 1997. Philosophical issues in economic development Paper 18. coordinator. J. 55-68. Society. 1989. Environmental policy and decision making (Not offered in 2011-2012) Paper 301. 688-726. development change and environmental policies (Not offered in 2011-2012) Paper 311. 'Financial markets and development'. Comparative development of India and China Paper 42. Conservation and society (Not offered in 2011-2012) Paper 312. Indicative reading: Levine. Social anthropology and development Paper 22. Stiglitz. and dual (centre-periphery.. There is an emphasis on international. 'Financial development and economic growth: views and agenda'. Pembroke College This course covers the following topics: interaction between financial organisation and accumulation. The paper is assessed by means of two 4. R. regulated-unregulated) aspects. pp. corporate spending.6 Options Although there may be some variation from year to year. cyclical. Financial organisation and economic growth. public-sector finance and problems of regulation. Journal of Economic Literature 2. Financial organisation and economic growth Paper 14. Examples are drawn from OECD and NIC experience.
gender and noncapitalist models of development. the implications of politicised anthropology and advocacy. Oxford University Press. Paper 18. Broome. Ethics and Economics. Meeks. Department of Social Anthropology. privatisation. Philosophical issues in economic development. The focus will be on weighing up grounds for alternative points of view. as economists frequently do. the case for and against using assumptions. A. other theories of social choice. The course focuses on development-related themes from a global perspective: development is not simply a 'Third World' concern.
. 1996. including Rawls’ justice account and Sen's capabilities framework. Introductory texts for non-social anthropologists Eriksen. land use. and the approach involves analysis of often quite short extracts from the work of leading authors (e.). drawing on rights and needs. induction. Sen.Sen).P. Keynes. Development as Freedom. This paper is assessed by means of three 3. Social anthropology and development (from the MPhil in Social Anthropological Analysis). 1995. Rawls.K. and covers three central areas: i) critiques of development policy and practice. development policy and practice. Small places.. 2002.g.000-word essays.K.. that are not strictly true. 1980.7 Paper 14. Friedman. in A. T. iii) the contributions and roles of anthropology. Oxford Economic Papers.000word essays or by means of a three-hour written examination. Sen. Hamlin (ed. A. technology and indigenous technical knowledge.. Specific subjects for study include: theoretical bases of development policy. 'Description as Choice’. Williams. the significance of bounded and twisted rationality and of irrational exuberance. a core economic concept. Dr Harri Englund and Dr Barbara Bodenhorn. Vol. This paper aims to provide anthropological perspectives on a variety of practical and theoretical developmental issues. fairness. coordinator. A. This paper is assessed either by means of two 5. Edward Elgar. rival perspectives on rational choice. Central themes in debates about anthropology and development are examined in relation to regional examples of development initiatives and problems.K. economic and political transformation. large issues. The course also focuses on child welfare issues and services of relevance to development policy. 'Equality of What?’. Dr G. and how satisfactorily facts can be distinguished from values. environment and ecology.H. whether or not there is a conflict between seeking equality and pursuing freedom. Popper and most often . and ways of trying to judge the acceptability of competing theories about economic systems. Pluto Press.. discourses of participation and empowerment. scepticism. ii) impacts of social. Indicative reading: Sen. Faculty of Economics The course covers debates about happiness. refutation and paradigms. coordinator. Dasgupta. limitations of the rational self-interest assumption and how to treat altruism and charitable aid. II. an introduction to social and cultural anthropology. equality and freedom in relation to human welfare. Topics include: happiness measurement and the pros and cons of a utilitarian position on policy options.
J. Routledge. Women and politics in the Third World. Power and participatory development. Crush. Power of development. methods and achievements in social anthropology. Cohen and West. I. It combines theoretical and macro-level analysis with detailed empirical analysis of global change in a series of sectors: aerospace.8 Lewis. Cheater. Pluto Press. 2001. Gardner. The growth of ignorance: an anthropological critique of development. Paper 22. 1993. 198p.. eds. K... Nelson.. Background reading Afshar. The anthropology of power: empowerment and disempowerment in changing structures. The global trap: globalization and the assault on prosperity and democracy. Zed Books. and Stirrat. Indicative reading: Martin...... N. Globalisation. and van Tulder. S. 1997.. 1990.000-word essays. Social anthropology: an alternative introduction. oil and petrochemicals. coordinator. 1964. Nolan. Hobart. 1995. It examines the possibilities for "catch-up" in developing countries at the level of the large firm. Grillo. Social anthropology in perspective: the relevance of social anthropology. from other developing countries. 1995. and Lewis. Routledge. R. P. Other cultures: aims. Cheater. steel. This view is now in tatters.. Cambridge University Press. Anthropology. Beattie. 1997. ed. The anti-politics machine: development. Routledge. Cambridge University Press. mining. Routledge.. development and the postmodern challenge. Discourses of development: anthropological perspectives. W... R. H. Unwin Hyman. ed. D. H. A. IT Publications. 1995. 1996. big business and developing countries (from the MPhil in Management). Camiller. Berg. Princeton University Press. complex electrical equipment. Assessment is by means of two 5.M. where available.. R. Routledge. H. ed. depoliticization and bureaucratic power in Lesotho. trans. financial services. Palgrave.-P..
. 1995. A. This course analyses the rise to domination of this perspective... Professor P. The logic of international restructuring. China and the global economy. A. J. and Wright. Ferguson. 1999. Encouraging development: the making and unmaking of the Third World. the reasons for its current crisis and the prospects for global political economy. It analyses the relationship between globalising large firms and the small and medium-sized enterprises that compose the rest of the global value chain. Escobar. P. pharmaceuticals. 1998. 1995. supplemented with case studies.P. M. The so-called Washington Consensus world view has dominated the epoch of capitalist globalisation which began in the late 1970s. It makes extensive use of in-depth case studies from large Chinese firms. J. Nolan. and Schumann. Judge Business School This course is being delivered at a time of immense significance in world history. ed. autos and auto components. and IT. Ruigrok. 1996..
It also has regard to the institutions and instrumentalities of justice and in particular the deliverability of justice in developing and transition economies. The state. serious crime. K.. human rights and the environment. While the context is legal. The study of these issues is primarily from the standpoint of those concerned with legal justice. governance and transparency. et al (eds) The New Corporate Accountability (2007) Cambridge Muchlinski P. Eatwell.. 2000. Terrorism. the control of corruption. formation of the new nation state and its implications for national development. Jesus College This paper seeks to address. and other destabilising factors including terrorism. R and Kendall.9
Paper 30. Polity Press. Clarendon Press. polities and societies. coordinator. Professor B. Clayton. I. democracy and globalisation.. McLeod. Indicative reading: Allan. Rider. The intention of this course is to raise key development issues in both countries in a comparative framework using both historical trajectories as well as current debates on the patterns of long term development in both countries... Comparative development of India and China This paper provides both historical and contemporary accounts of the development trajectories of Indian and Chinese economies. Assessment is by means of two 5. Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law and Policy (2008) Elgar Masciandaro D.. and Taylor. social. Black Finance (2007) Elgar Holmes L.. colonialism and imperialism. Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century (2008) Elgar
Paper 34. no prior knowledge of law or its institutions is required or expected. security. Organised Crime and Corruption (2007) Elgar Hinterseer. Criminal finance.. 2004.
McBarnet D. specific legal issues in development such as stability. Global finance at risk. a number of key issues relating to justice in the broad context of development. Justice and development. 2004. G. M.000-word essays. 1997. Rider. liberty. stability in financial systems. Wider issues such as the impact of globalisation and technology are addressed in the context of these specific areas of concern.. J.R. 2007) Oxford Horrigan B. 1993. In the Michaelmas term. King. but properly comprehends relevant moral. Multinational Enterprises in the Law (2nd Ed. et al. The paper focuses on the following broad areas: justice as a concept. 2002. the lectures focus on the major historical events.
. from a comparative perspective. Blackwell. and Williams. McEldowney J. Social justice. The two set of lectures on the historical development of India and China raise key issues such as early modern development. movements and shifts in these countries to provide a deeper and broader context to current day development processes.. 2003. integrity. Kluwer. Kluwer. Palgrave. Corruption: the enemy within. A. Legal theory. B. the institutions of justice.. Law. and justice. L. economic and political considerations. T. Palgrave.S.
Turkey and Iran in order to explore concepts of the state. Institutions and Social Change in the Middle East (University of California Press. conflict. This core series is supplemented by a set of mini-courses on specialised themes: the Iranian revolution. each of up to 3. This course is assessed by means of two 5. civil society in the Arab world. Students will write two essays. Ayubi. deploying examples from across the Arab world. where the lectures give students a fuller and more nuanced understanding of current national development patterns. Tauris. Democracy without Democrats? The Renewal of Politics in the Muslim World (I.000 words in length. 2001) More advanced Nazih N.10
Such a contextualisation of the national development of India and China forms the basis for lectures in the Lent term. Co-ordinator: Dr Glen Rangwala. Indicative reading
Introductory rd Roger Owen.B. (Politics department) The core series of lectures and seminars in this course focuses on the comparative politics of the Middle East. The approach is thematic. 2000) Ghassan Salame. Paper 42. Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. The Politics of the Middle East.B. Tauris. Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press. Over-stating the Arab State (I. (Routledge. 2004) Clement Henry and Robert Springborg. War. for formal assessment. State. and political economy in the Gulf States. political reform and economic change in the region.000 word essays on an approved topic. 3 ed. 1994/2001)
. 1995/2006) Steven Heydemann (ed). Israel.
(1991). (2008). S. MIT Press. Y. Indicative reading: Barbier. and Folmer. Applications. 2008.. and Wunder. FAO and Springer Limited Perman. T. Cambridge University Press. Natural Resources and Economic Development.W. B. Kaimowitz. and May. D. Availability of modules may be subject to prerequisites. Bromley. (20009) Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries. R. Common. Department of Land Economy
• This module must be taken with another half paper from the MPhils in Land Economy to create one full paper. (1999) Resource Economics. (2003). and Research Frontiers. NorthSouth Politics. L. Dr U. Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy. coordinator. A. Pascual. environmental and development economics with special emphasis on the application of new ideas and theories to various institutional and policy contexts from developing countries. 3rd Edition. (ii) the countries’ institutional (meso-economic) context. D.11 Half papers (students must combine two half papers to create one full paper) Paper 162. G. O.. with the proviso that one module falls in the Michaelmas term and the other in the Lent term. and Zilberman. Institutions and Environmental Change.C. H. The lectures explore the main driving forces and implication of various public policies of land use with regard to global environmental problems such as tropical deforestation. Sakuyama. Global Inequality. J. The focus is on understanding how the dynamics of land use and land cover change are being affected by (i) decentralized micro-economic decisions. Assessment is by means of a 6000-word project. Edward Elgar Young. H. biodiversity loss and water and soil degradation. The course combines an analytical basis and a series of practical examples providing a broad overview of the main problems related to the dynamics of land use in developing countries and the correspondent recent discussion on the alternatives for rural development. McGilvray. Growth and Regeneration). Economic development and land use policies (from the MPhil in Planning.. Ecological Economics.
This module examines a series of topics that lie at the policy interface between natural resources.C (2006) A Climate of Injustice. R. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.R. Schroeder.
. Pearson Education.A. and Angelsen..B. and Parks. and King. Special issue 65.(2005). T. Principal Findings. D. Conrad. M. Special attention is also paid to the current debates on the links between poverty and land degradation under alternative institutional scenarios. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. and Climate policy. (1998) Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation: A Review. S.. L. MIT Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Engel. J.. Bogor: Center for International Forest Research. Candidates who wish to take Land Economy modules other than 162 (EP09) and 231 (PGR02) should seek the permission of the module co-ordinator. S. (2004) Land and forest economics. Stringer. E.. Lipper. Van Kooten. Roberts. and (iii) the macro-economic conditions in increasingly open economies. Pagiola. Designing payments for environmetal services in theory and practice.
C. Dr Ivan Scales. The course will combine analytical frameworks with practical examples providing a broad overview of problems related to the main sources of market failure and alternatives of policy intervention.H.E. and to evaluate their applicability to different contexts. This module requires no previous knowledge in economics. Paper 301
. Norton & Company. current development thinking. Paper 300 must be combined with one of the three optional papers from the MPhil in Environment. P. Paper 301. Urbanisation. Dr D Igliori. environmental change and environmental politics. W. Candidates who wish to take Land Economy modules other than 162 (EP09) and 231 (PGR02) should seek the permission of the module co-ordinator.. Watson. New York: W.
This module examines some of the main topics in public economics and economic policy. A. culture and human development (from the MPhil in Environment. the course will cover theoretical and empirical material exploring the connections between economics and public policy. Rossi. coordinator. Political ecology and rural resources). Indicative reading: Acocella.12 Paper 231.U. Drawing primarily on welfare economics. Environmental policy and decision making (from the MPhil in Environment. with more advanced economics and technical methods. culture and development. to understand and assess models for understanding the policymaking process. Dr Joe Smith.. Growth and Regeneration).W. Society and Development): coordinators: Professor S. Topics include: the development of sustainable development. with the proviso that one module falls in the Michaelmas term and the other in the Lent term. M. Stiglitz. the state and development. (2000). Society and Development): coordinators. postcolonial development.P. and Dr Gemma Burgess The aim of this paper is to gain a critical understanding of the main concepts which have shaped and shape development policy and practice. Foundations of economic policy: values and techniques. Conservation and society. J. Issues in public policy and regeneration I (from the MPhil in Planning. Paper 300. Department of Land Economy
• This module must be taken with another half paper from the MPhils in Land Economy to create one full paper. 3rd edition. Freeman. and mathematical concepts and formalisations will be presented mainly diagrammatically. will be suggested to students interested in mathematical and quantitative approaches to the topics covered in the course. 1993.. or Paper 312. Further references. Owens. Dr James Warren(Department of Geography) The aim of this paper is to examine the nature and value of ethical frameworks for environmental policy. Sage. Dr Liz. and development and difference. Availability of modules may be subject to prerequisites. civil society and development.. H. Society. gender and development. and Lipsey. 1998. Evaluation: a systematic approach. E. Economics of the Public Sector. Society and Development (Paper 310. Paper 311.
to gain a critical understanding of the history of changes in institutions for managing natural resources. Environment: ethics and policies. Paper 311.
. Political ecology and rural resources (from the MPhil in Environment. the course aims to help students gain a critical understanding of the different theoretical approaches to understanding the relationships between environment. Dr L. natural resource rights and discourses. colonialism. Political ecology and rural resources). or Paper 301. Dr E. and social conflict. social and environmental dimensions of debates about the interface between biodiversity conservation and society. and the timber trade and conservation in the Congo Basin. Society and Development (Paper 300. Society and Development (Paper 300. Urbanisation. Society and Development): coordinator. Urbanisation. Environment: ethics and policies. Conservation and society (from the MPhil in Environment. Topics include: theorising "rural resources". Bayliss-Smith. or Paper 301. Society and Development): coordinators. Mawdsley (Department of Geography) To examine the development issues and impacts associated with rising urbanisation. past and present.13 must be combined with one of the three optional papers from the MPhil in Environment. with a focus on rapid (but differentiated) urban growth in the global South. Society. post-colonial approaches to tenure security and livelihoods. and to explore social and environmental relations under stress. Society and Development): coordinator. integrating conservation into the economic landscape. Society and Development (Paper 300. Overall. Watson and Mr Samuel Spiegel (Department of Geography) The aim of this paper is to development an analytical perspective on the relationships between natural resources. Society and Development (Paper 310. Topics include: the conservation movement. society and rural resources. Jared Diamond's book Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. power and social relations in the rural South. culture and human development). Environment: ethics and policies. environmental change. Society. natural resource management and gender. development and urbanisation. Society. theorising "rural society" past and present. The environmental politics and policies of urbanization are also a key focus. culture and human development). Dr T. or Paper 301. development and environmental politics (from the MPhil in Environment. This paper must be combined with one of the two core papers from the MPhil in Environment. civil war and rural resources. Conservation and society. Paper 312. Paper 310. This paper must be combined with one of the two core papers from the MPhil in Environment. the conservation of the wild. Paper 311. or Paper 312. Professor Bill Adams (Department of Geography) The aim of this paper is to explore the economic. the selection and management of protected areas. environmental change and environmental policies. This paper must be combined with one of the two core papers from the MPhil in Environment. culture and human development). the social impacts of protected areas. indigenous peoples and conservation. sustainable use as a conservation strategy.
Calendar for 2009-2010 "Full term" means: the eight-week central portion of each of the three terms (Michaelmas. during which teaching takes place and students are expected to be in residence. Lent and Easter). Michaelmas Friday 1 October: Term begins Monday 4 October: Registration Tuesday 5 October: Full term begins Friday 3 December: Full term ends Sunday 19 December: Term ends Lent Wednesday 5 January: Term begins Tuesday 18 January: Full term begins Friday 18 March: Full term ends Friday 25 March: Term ends Easter Sunday 10 April: Term begins Tuesday 26 April: Full term begins Friday 17 June: Full term ends Saturday 18 June: Term ends Graduation Saturday 23 July
. Graduate students usually stay in Cambridge outside full term in order to pursue their studies.
She acquired her BA in Anthropology and her MA in Sociology at the American University in Cairo before taking her PhD in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies. and is responsible for policy decisions in relation to the MPhil.. It meets three times a year. He read for his BA in Economics at Seoul National University. Korea. and the body from which the unit takes its name. together with Development Studies' academic staff and nominees from the University's General Board. Its members are drawn from the faculties and departments which contribute to the MPhil in Development Studies. The Course Director for the MPhil in Development Studies is also a member of the Degree Committee.15 Development Studies Committee: Organisation and Academic Staff Organisation Development Studies Committee Development Studies Committee is the managing committee for the MPhil in Development Studies. Her most recent journal articles include 'The politics of un-civil society in Egypt' (2002). The Course Director for 2010-2011 is Dr Shailaja Fennell Academic staff (including affiliated lecturers and researchers) Maha Abdelrahman is a University Lecturer in Development Studies at the Centre of International Studies.With the State? Never! The Left and Islamists in Egypt' (forthcoming 2007). the Netherlands. The Course Director The Course Director for the MPhil in Development Studies is always a member of Development Studies' academic staff. and it has supervisory responsibility for the policy decisions made by Development Studies Committee. The Degree Committee The Degree Committee for the MPhil in Development Studies is the Degree Committee for the Department of Land Economy. and that proper supervisory arrangements are in place. who also acts as Head of Department. is Professor Peter Nolan. He or she ensures that all students follow their examination choices. and 'With the Islamists? Sometimes. The Degree Committee ratifies all recommendations for admission to the MPhil in Development Studies made by Development Studies Admissions Committee. The Course Director has overall responsibility for the programming and teaching of the course. 'NGOs and the dynamics of the Egyptian labour market' (2007). Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the Judge Business School. Ha-Joon Chang is Reader in the Political Economy of Development in the Faculty of Economics. it ratifies examination marks. that the chosen combination of papers is both permissible and appropriate. 'The nationalization of the human rights debate in Egypt' (2007). She is the author of Civil society exposed: the politics of NGOs in Egypt (2004) and co-editor of Cultural dynamics in contemporary Egypt (2006). and
.. it receives and considers supervisors' reports on current students. The Chair of Development Studies Committee.
Algeria. She also has interests in human rights and Islam. and the threat to the developing world (2007). Development strategy in historical perspective (2002). and The transformation of the Communist economies: against the mainstream (1995. 1996). Shailaja Fennell is a University Lecturer in Development Studies attached to the Department of Land Economy. She studied for a BA in History. and Gender. The role of the state in economic change (1995. Palma and D. The Elgar Companion to Development Economics (2006). Amann. Nolan). Whittaker). His edited works include Institutional change and economic development (2007). The rebel within: Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank (2001). rubrics and riches: the relationship between legal reform. He is the author of Bad Samaritans: rich nations. Restructuring Korea Inc: financial crisis. ed. she received an MSc in Race Relations at the University of Bristol and a PhD at the London School of Economics in the departments of Sociology and Government. Grabel. Spain. Her publications include 'The ethics of population control'. poor policies. Narrative and Politics. funded by the Cambridge China Development Trust. Rethinking development economics (2003). and wider issues concerning securitization. with G. with M. Charlotte Goodburn is a Research Fellow. 2003).H. University of Cambridge. and of the 2005 Leontief Prize awarded by Tufts University. Clark. Shin. His main research interests include theories of state intervention. Generations.-S. Globalisation. the crisis and the future (2006). followed by an MPhil in Chinese
. Brazil and South Korea: economic crisis and restructuring (with E. with R. technological progress. governance and migration. globalisation. The East Asian development experience: the miracle. 2004). She has also published widely in academic journals. particularly the political debates about the hijab in Europe. 2003). Arnot. engagements and agendas (ed. Morocco and Pakistan. Rules. June Edmunds is an Affiliated Senior Research Fellow. with P. institutional change and international development (forthcoming 2007). and The political economy of industrial policy (1994. as well as book chapters and conference papers. the East Asian economies. June is now developing outputs from an ESRC-funded project on political participation among young British Muslims. in D. and then went on to read for her MPhil and PhD in the Faculty of Economics and Politics. University of Cambridge. corporate reform. After reading for a BSc. education and equality: conceptual frameworks. institutional economics. and the role of the state (2003). Econ at Swansea University. and preparing a series of comparative studies on young Muslims in France. trade policy. Culture and Society (with Bryan S Turner) and a jointly-edited volume Generational Consciousness. forthcoming 2007). He is the winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize awarded by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. economic development. a Fellow of Jesus College and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Law. She was awarded her BA. Her books include The Left and Israel: Party Policy Change and Internal Democracy.. Ethnicities. MA and MPhil in Economics from the University of Delhi. and economic development in historical perspective. Kicking away the ladder.16 his MPhil and PhD at the Faculty of Economics. industrial policy. including Social Science and Medicine. Financial liberalisation and the Asian crisis (2001. the British Journal of Sociology and Contemporary Islam. Dr Fennell is currently researching public-private partnerships in education as a member of the DfID-funded Cambridgebased consortium on education outcomes for the poor (RECOUP). and institutional transition (with J. privatisation. Rowthorn). Reclaiming development: an alternative policy manual (with I.
Peter Nolan is Chair of the Development Studies Committee. He has held and continues to hold a number of visiting professorships including at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Florida. alternative perspectives on rational choice and on theory choice.
. University of London. China. South Africa. including the IMF. China. Professor Rider read for his LLB and PhD at Queen Mary College. justice. Indigenous large firms in China's economic reform (1998). China's rise. Michael Kuczynski is an Affiliated Lecturer whose research interests are in competition processes and in price formation in financial activity in an international context. University of Cambridge. capabilities and freedom. London. the risk. University of London. He was appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. She is currently completing doctoral research on the impact of rural-urban migration on migrant children in China and India.and term. the movement of market interest rates. some aspects of information economics and welfore economics in relation to business decisions. He has been awarded honorary doctorates in law from Penn State University. Barry Rider supervises research as a Professor of Law. and comparative longterm economic-growth performance (especially Western hemisphere vs East Asia). on his retirement as its Director in 2003. at the University of London. His published work includes China and the global economy (2001). His research interests include globalisation and big business. Russia's fall (1995). He has been a Fellow of Jesus College since 1976 and a Fellow Commoner since 2000. together with numerous articles and edited books. determinants of bank profits. He works in particular on different interpretations of banking (including Islamic finance). He took an MA and a further PhD from the University of Cambridge. and his MSc and PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). including debates about happiness. educational provision. migration. He has taught law in the University of Cambridge since 1976 and is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Development Studies Programme. and developing countries. Gay Meeks is an Affiliated Lecturer whose research interests are in Philosophy and Economics. Coca-Cola and the global business revolution (1999). equality. He read for his BA in the Faculty of Economics.17 Studies and a PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. China. poverty. comparative development in Asia. He also has interests in fund management. and Chairs in law and criminology at Beijing Normal University. For many years Professor Rider has served as a senior international civil servant and has undertaken consultancy work for a number of inter-governmental organisations. comparative evolution of public finance. Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the Judge Business School. He is also a member of the English Bar. transition. USA. and State and market in the Chinese economy (1993). agrarian change. and the University of the Free State.the work of Amartya Sen. economic history.structure movement of market interest rates. China and the global business revolution (2001). and . South Africa. and a Fellow of Jesus College. and the movement of exchange rates. Her research interests include migration and urbanisation. Professor Nolan is Director of the Chinese Big Business Programme. He holds a number of overseas appointments. including a Chair in Mercantile Law at the University of the Free State. analysis of monetary policy. market micro-structure. and in commercial law at Remin University. Commonwealth Secretariat. European Union and United Nations. and gender and household dynamics.it follows from the rest .
has research interests which cover modern business enterprise. money laundering. the control of markets abuses. the stock market and the theory of the firm. As a result. His main areas of research are in financial law and the control of economic crime. corporate law. He has worked extensively on de-industrialisation and long-term structural changes in advanced and emerging economies. takeovers. corruption. Standing Counsel to the Peoples Bank of China and of counsel to the leading international US law firm Bryan Cave LLP. it is possible that in any particular term or year one of the members of the academic staff may be away. Academic staff leave As members of a research-oriented institution. Ajit Singh who is currently collaborating with Dr Fennell. He is the general editor of a number of journals and has written and edited books on financial services law.
.18 He is currently consultant to the Islamic Financial Services Board. financial markets and industrialisation in emerging markets. but occasionally one or another option may be suspended during a staff member's leave. Cambridge University staff are entitled to sabbatical leave. North-South competition and issues of employment and unemployment in the North and the South. and comparative law. The University always endeavours to make appropriate arrangements for substitute teaching. corporate organisation. corporate organisation. liberalisation and globalisation of financial and product markets. corporate finance.
have not studied at Cambridge before. Applicants should not be concerned about any overlap between their statement of intent and sections A12. Political Science. More information about Cambridge Trust deadlines is available in the Graduate Studies Prospectus (www. Philosophy.
. Economics. 2011. By submitting a GRADSAF form applicants will be considered for admission to the MPhil in Development Studies. History. The normal requirement for admission is the equivalent of at least a high 2.7 out of 4. in addition to completing sections A12. Application packages All applicants must complete and submit a joint Graduate Application/Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF). Economics and Politics. include American Studies. Public Administration. together with information about courses. It is also available in PDF format. Social Work. Applicants who are US Citizens. together with a separate statement of intent. Development Studies.ac. Engineering. scholarships awarded by the Cambridge Trusts. Business Economics. costs. for example. Account may be taken of other relevant qualifications and experience.0 in the U. Operations Research.uk/offices/gradstud/funding/scholarships/).admin. Biological Sciences. colleges. Computer Science. and much more besides.cam. and Urban and Regional Studies. Information Studies. Business Management. Applicants must include in their application package a separate statement of intent (one side of A4 paper is sufficient) explaining why they wish to take this course and how it fits into their long-term career plans. A14 and A15. where eligible. Social Studies. Anthropology. Spanish and German.S. Application timetable The closing date for applications who wish to start the course in October 2011 is 31 March. scholarships. Finance. must submit their GRADSAF form to the Board of Graduate Studies by 15 October. although many students have had degrees in disciplines ranging from the humanities to the natural sciences. and wish to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Quantitative Economics. A14 and A15 of the GRADSAF form. Sociology. application procedures. Journalism. The deadline for European and rest of the world students who are applying for a Cambridge Trusts Scholarship is 1 December. 2010.1 degree in the British university system (CPGA 3. Applications can also be submitted online. English. system). The academic backgrounds of the current intake. admission to a college. International Relations.19 Admissions Admission requirements The MPhil in Development Studies is largely for students with a background in one or more of the social sciences. and. The application package is included in the Graduate Studies Prospectus. Public and International Affairs.
The Trust will decide for which scholarships you are eligible. You are therefore free to apply to any college you choose. Furthermore. and each college also has its own website. Funding Information about Cambridge Trust awards (Gates Cambridge. The MPhil in Development Studies is classified as a nine-month Arts course. your GRADSAF form must
. you may like to think about the following questions: Would I prefer an all-graduate college or an undergraduate college with graduate students? How likely is it that the colleges I am considering will be able to provide me with living accommodation? Do the colleges I am considering have large international communities? Are these colleges able to offer travel or other grants? (For women applicants) Would I prefer a women-only college or a mixed college? The Graduate Studies Prospectus contains much useful information about the colleges. When you are choosing your college. Q3. Development Studies Committee does not defer applications. Development Studies Admissions Committee does not require GRE scores. If you are a citizen of the United States of America and you wish to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. not by the college. English language proficiency test requirements The English language proficiency test requirements are set by the Board of Graduate Studies. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) Q1. but you can ask the Board of Graduate Studies to resubmit your application for consideration for the following year. Do I need to send GRE scores with my application? A. Q2. Can I defer my application to the following year? A. Development Studies Admissions Committee does not require samples of written work. Commonwealth. The GRADSAF form applies to all Cambridge Trust scholarships. Do I need to send a sample of my written work? A. and European Trusts) is provided in the Graduate Studies Prospectus.20 Colleges Cambridge colleges are not associated with particular academic disciplines. all teaching for graduate students is provided by the department or faculty. For information please see the Graduate Studies Prospectus. Overseas. Fees Please see the information about fees in the Graduate Studies Prospectus.
21 reach the Board of Graduate Studies by 15 October. For information about sources of funding other than the Cambridge Trust. In recent years Development Studies students have been accepted as PhD students by the Faculties of Education. by the Centre of International Studies.cam.uk
.ac. please go to the British Council website or to your local British Council office. and History. Social and Political Sciences. and Land Economy. Candidates who achieve a good pass in the MPhil may apply to read for a PhD elsewhere in the University. and by the Judge Business School. Further enquiries should be addressed to: The Secretary Development Studies Committee 17 Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1RX UK Telephone: +44 (0)1223 337158 Fax: +44 (0)1223 330720 Email: devstudies-adm@lists. Continuing to a PhD The Development Studies Committee does not offer a PhD. by the Departments of Social Anthropology. More information about Cambridge Trust deadlines is available in the Graduate Studies Prospectus. Geography.