IDSC18H3 New Paradigms in Development: The Role of Emerging Powers

This course examines the growing role of the emerging powers - the BRICS countries grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in international development. The course examines recent development initiatives by these actors in Africa, Latin America and Asia. It also explores the question of whether BRICS-led development programs and practices challenge the top-down, expert led stances of past development interventions – from colonialism to the western aid era.

Prerequisite: 

IDSA01H3 and [1.0 credit at the B-level in IDS courses]

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences