Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this module students should be able to: Articulate a critique of globalization and of related concepts including neoliberalism and cosmopolitanism. Brief description The module examines the impact of globalization in rural areas and the responses of rural societies, economies and cultures to global processes and forces, with examples drawn from both the Global North and the Global South.
Module Skills Skills Type Skills details Application of Number Statistical evidence will be used to illustrate points in lectures and students will be guided to relevant statistical databases. Students may elect to utilize and analyze quantitative data in the consultancy report.
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Communication Written presentation skills developed through the consultancy report, including guidance on the appropriate presentation of such reports; oral presentation skills developed through the role-playing debate. Improving own Learning and Performance Individual feedback will be provided to students on the consultancy report and oral presentation.
Individual or collective feedback will be provided on the exam, depending on numbers registered and the timing of the exam.
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Information Technology Students will be expected to obtain and analyse information from a range of sources, including websites and other electronic resources. Guidance will be given on accessing and analyzing appropriate web resources.
Students will need to demonstrate skill in the use of IT in the presentation of the consultancy report. Personal Development and Career planning The consultancy report is designed to replicate a task which may be encountered in many graduate careers and to develop the skills of students in applying academic knowledge to practical issues.
Themes covered in the module are relevant as foundational knowledge for careers in areas such as economic development, international development and aid, policy research, central and local government, planning, agricultural and forestry management, etc. Problem solving Lectures and reading will cover both 'academic problems' of understanding processes shaping contemporary rural localities, and 'applied problems' related to issues such as food security, energy security, trade liberalization, etc. Desmarais, A.
La via campesina: Globalization and the power of peasants. London: Pluto. Edelman, M. Transnational peasant and farmer movements and networks.http://www.cogumelo.uevora.pt/includes/1306.php
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Mooney, P. New York: Twayne. Moyo, S. First published: 24 October About this book Readers of this book will encounter peasants and farmers who struggle at home and traverse national borders to challenge the World Trade Organization and other powerful global institutions. Author Bios Saturnino M.
He has been deeply involved in trans national agrarian movements since the early s as a political activist. Free Access. Summary PDF Request permissions. Tools Get online access For authors.
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