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Special Topics in International Cooperation and Development SSC 2399 : Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Acculturation
  • Capitalism
  • Development
  • Postcolonialism
  • Post-developmentalism
  • Socialism


The notion of development has served as a complex paradigm for the understanding, evaluation and intervention in societies at least since the end of the Second World War. Its impact has been overwhelming in domains as diverse as economics, politics, social organization, education, urbanization, technology, etc. And yet it has never been without its’ critics, both from within, in debates about the proper meaning and politics of development, and from intellectual traditions from outside the paradigm. The aim of this course will be to critically examine some of these debates, from such diverse perspectives as Marxism (Dependency Theory and World Systems Theory), Postcolonialism, Post-developmentalism. Students should thereby acquire a basic understanding of these debates, such as to possibly contribute to them and more broadly to critically engage with the politics of development.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • HX1-970.7 Socialism, Communism, Anarchism
  • HX519-550 Communism/socialism in relation to special topics
  • JZ5-6530 International relations
  • JZ1305-2060 Scope of international relations, Political theory, Diplomacy

Subject Guide