Syllabus/achievement requirements

Required Reading

Aiken, W. and LaFollette, H. (1977) ‘Introduction’, in W. Aiken & H. LaFollette (eds.), World Hunger and Moral Obligation, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Alesina, A. and Dollar, D. (2000) ‘Who Gives Foreign Aid to Whom and Why?’, Journal of Economic Growth, 5: 33-63. Link

Banik, D. (2007) ‘Democracy and Starvation’, chapter 2 in Starvation and India’s Democracy, London & New York: Routledge.

Banik, D. (2010) Poverty and Elusive Development, Oslo: Scandinavian University Press.

Cao, J. (2008) “Reconciling Human Development and Climate Protection: Perspectives from Developing Countries on Post-2012 International Climate Change Policy”, Kennedy Schol of Government, Harvard University, Discussion paper 08-25,

Collier, P. (2007) The Bottom Billion: Why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done what it, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 1.

FAO (2008): The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008. Rome: FAO.

Fukuda-Parr, S. (2010) “Reducing Inequality – The Missing MDG: A Content Review of PRSPs and Bilateral Donor Policy Statements”, IDS Bulletin, 41 (1): 26-35 (10 p.) Link

Fukuyama, F. (2008) “The Latin American Experience”, 
Journal of Democracy, 19 (4): 69-79 (10 p.) Link

Gray, C. W. and Kaufmann, D. (1998) ‘Corruption and Development’, Finance & Development, No. 03. Link

Grindle, M. (2007) "Good Enough Governance Revisited", Development Policy Review, 25 (5): 553-574. Link

Hardin, G. (1974) ‘Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor’, _Psychology Today_, No.: Sept. 1974.

Hulme, D. (2010) “Lessons from the Making of the MDGs: Human Development Meets Results-based Management in an Unfair World”, IDS Bulletin, 41 (1): 15-25 (11 p.) Link

IFPRI (2010) Global Hunger Index. The Challenge of Hunger, Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute. 56 p.

Kanbur, R. and Vines, D. (2000) ‘The World Bank and Poverty Reduction: Past, Present and Future’, in C. L. Gilbert & D. Vines (eds.), The World Bank: Structure and Policies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kanbur, R. (2001) ‘Economic Policy, Distribution and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements’, World Development, Vol. 29, No. 6: 1083-1094. Link

Moyo, D. (2009) Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa, London: Allen Lane, chapters 1—3.

Narayan, D. (2000) ‘Poverty is Powerlessness and Voicelessness’, Finance & Development, December 2000: 18-21. Link

OECD (1999) DAC Scoping Study of Donor Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices. London: Overseas Development Institute. (Chapter 1)

OHCHR (2004) _Human Rights and Poverty Reduction: A Conceptual Framework_. Geneva: United Nations.

Pogge, T. (2005) ‘World Poverty and Human Rights’, _Ethics and International Affairs_, Vol. 19, No. 1: 1-7.

Rodrik, D. (2000) ‘Growth versus Poverty Reduction: A Hollow Debate’, Finance & Development, December 2000: 8-9. Link

Sen, A. (1994) ‘Freedom and Needs: An Argument for the Primacy of Political Rights’, The New Republic 210: 31-38. Link

Sen, A. (1999) ‘Democracy as a Universal Value’, _Journal of Democracy_, Vol. 10, No. 9: 3-17.

Sengupta, A. (2005) ‘Human Rights and Extreme Poverty’, Report of the Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, E/CN.4/2005/49.

Singer, P. (1972) ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 1: 229-243 (revised edition)

UNDP (2000a) _Human Development Report 2000_. Chapter 2

UNRISD (2010) Poverty and Inequality: Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics, Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. (chapters 2 & 5)

Wratten, E. (1995) ‘Conceptualising Urban Poverty’, Environment and Urbanization, 7: 11-36.

Total reading: approx. 850 p

All articles, except those to be downloaded directly from the Internet, will be made available in a compendium.

In addition, you need to purchase the following book: Banik, Dan (2010) Poverty and Elusive Development: Oslo: Scandinavian University Press/ Universitetsforlaget.

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