Syllabus/achievement requirements

Books and compendiums can be bought in Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus. You will need a valid semester card to buy compendiums.


Dan Banik (2010) Poverty and Elusive Development, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Online articles

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.

Banerjee, A. V. and Duflo, E. (2011) Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, New York: Public Affairs (chapter 1)

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

Banik, D. (2011) ‘Growth and Hunger in India’, Journal of Democracy 22(3): 90-104.

Banik, D. (2013) ‘China and Poverty Reduction in Africa/, Guanghua Yu (ed.), Rethinking Law and Development: The Chinese Experience, London: Routledge.

Banik, D. and Hansen, A. (2016) ‘The Frontiers of Poverty Reduction in Emerging Asia’, Forum for Development Studies 43(1): 47-68.

Bermeo, N. (2016) 'On Democratic Backsliding', Journal of Democracy 27(1): 5-19.

Diamond, L. (1999) Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press (chapter 1).

Diaz-Cayeros, A. & Magaloni, B. (2009) ‘Aiding Latin America’s Poor’, Journal of Democracy 20(4): 36-49.

FAO (2016) ‘State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 2016 in Brief’, Rome: FAO.

Fukuyama, F. (2013) ‘Democracy and the Quality of the State’, Journal of Democracy, 24(4): 5-16

Hardin, G. (1974) ‘Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor’, Psychology Today, Sept. 1974.

IFPRI (2017) Global Food Policy Report 2017, Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

Levitsky, S. and Murillo M. V. (2013) ‘Building Institutions on Weak Foundations’, Journal of Democracy 24(2): 93-107.

Li, X., Banik, D., Lixia, T., and Jin, W. (2014) ‘Difference or Indifference: China’s Development Assistance Unpacked’, IDS Bulletin 45(4): 22-35.

Narayan, D. et al. (2009) Moving Out of Poverty: Success from the Bottom Up, Washington: World Bank/ Palgrave. (p. 3-49).

OECD (2013) ‘OECD Development Cooperation Peer Review: Norway 2013’, Paris: OECD.

OHCHR (2004) Human Rights and Poverty Reduction: A Conceptual Framework, Geneva: United Nations.

Olken, B. and Pande, R. (2012) ‘Corruption in Developing Countries’, Annual Review of Economics 4: 479-509.

Parkhurst, J. O. (2005) ‘The Response to HIV/AIDS and the Construction of National Legitimacy: Lessons from Uganda’, Development and Change 36(3): 571-590.

Pogge, T. (2005) ‘World Poverty and Human Rights’, Ethics and International Affairs, 19(1): 1-7.

Qureshi, M. E. et al. (2014) ‘Public Policies for Improving Food and Nutrition Security at Different Scales’, Food Security 7: 393-403.

Radelet, S. (2010) “Success Stories from ‘Emerging Africa’”, Journal of Democracy, 21(4): 87-101.

Ravallion, M. (2009) ‘Are there Lessons for Africa from China’s Success against Poverty?’ World Development 37(2): 303-313.

Rose-Ackerman (2001) ‘Truth, Honesty, and Corruiption: Reflection on the State-Building Process’, European Journal of Sociology 42: 27-71.

Ross, M. (2006) ‘Is Democracy Good for the Poor?’, American Journal of Political Science 50(4): 860-874.

Sen, A. (1999) ‘Democracy as a Universal Value’, Journal of Democracy, 10(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, 1(1): 229-243.

Westengen, O. T. and Banik, D. (2016) ‘The State of Food Security: From Availability, Access and Rights to Food Systems Approaches’, Forum for Development Studies 43(1): 113-134.

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

All articles (except the textbook) are available for download on the Fronter website. 

Total Reading: approx. 850 p

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