MSO-003: Sociology of Development

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This course introduces the students to the dynamics of development. Besides making the student acquainted with the broad processes of historical evolution and development of human societies, it also engages the students with the new momentum of development those were set in motion through scientific and industrial revolution, modernization and westernization, decolonization and democratization. The growth of capitalist, socialist and the mixed models of developments are also discussed in this course. It has discussed in length the limitations of the growth model of development and the alternatives to it in the form of human, social and sustainable development. Verities of new strategies of development like those of the micro, ethno, people centric and the civil society and state engagement with development have been part of this course. The developmental imbalances, those are encountered by the society in its transitions from agricultural to industrial, industrial to knowledge society and their social ramifications are elaborated in this course.. The course content is founded on a comparative perspective.


COURSE LAYOUT Week 1-2: BLOCK-1   Unit-1 Development and Progress:Economic and Social Dimensions Unit-2 Change, Modernisation and Development Unit-3 Social, Human and Gender Development Unit-4 Sustainable Development   Week 3-4:BLOCK-2   Unit-5 Modernisation Unit-6 Liberal Perspective on Development Unit-7 Marxian Perspective on Development Unit-8 Gandhian Perspective on Development   Week 5-6:BLOCK-3   Unit-9 Dependency Theory of Underdevelopment Unit-10 Social and Human Development Unit-11 Gender Perspective on Development   Week 7-8:BLOCK-4   Unit-12 Micro-Planning Unit-13 Ecology, Environment and Development Unit-14 Ethno-Development Unit-15 Population and Development   Week 9-10:BLOCK-5   Unit-16 India Unit-17 Canada Unit-18 Zimbabwe Unit-19 Brazil   Week 11-12:BLOCK-6   Unit-20 Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation Unit-21 Liberalisation and Structural Adjustment Programme Unit-22 Globalisation, Privatisation and Indigenous knowledge Unit-23 WTO, GATT, GATS: Capital and Human Flows   Week 13-14:BLOCK-7   Unit-24 Dimensions of Knowledge Society: Issues of Access and Equity Unit-25 Critique of Knowledge Society Unit-26 Changing Roles of Media and ICTs on Employment   Week 15-16:BLOCK-8   Unit-27 Dam and Displacement Unit-28 Green Peace Movement Unit-29 People Science Movement Unit-30 Civil Society Movements and Grassroots Initiatives