Denmark, Aarhus

Financing development in Africa: Aid and its alternatives

when 1 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Has more than half a century of aid to Africa worked? Some say yes, others a definite no. This seminar takes a deeper look at aid to Africa and the continents’ developments: We shall examine the principles of aid and its consequences, the role of different aid agencies, old and new strategies, and discuss the potential alternatives to aid put forward by its critiques. Course offered by Department of Political Science, AU.

Course leader

Marianne S. Ulriksen

Target group

Applicants must be at Master level

Course aim

The seminar module offers a more extensive and more thorough analysis of a topic from within political science. To this end, the seminar module provides an overview and a critical discussion of the literature and the issues relevant for the topic of the seminar.

The objectives for this module are:

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to be able to:

- Describe the relevant theories / thinking as regards development aid to Africa

- Discuss theoretical and methodological strengths and weaknesses

- Formulate independent and relevant research questions

- Develop workable research designs to answer / analyze research questions

Fee info

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