Staff of the programme group Governance and Inclusive Development are actively involved as lecturers in both Bachelor and Master Programmes. The educational programmes themselves are strongly connected to research that is being conducted in the programme group.
International Development Studies focuses on countries in the global South, and the challenges they face while integrating in an increasingly globalised world.
The programme looks at economic growth strategies, social inequalities and
the ways of dealing with these inequalities at multiple levels in both rural and
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The Research Master International Development Studies focuses on development processes and transformations and shifting balances of power in the Global South.
It concentrates on current debates on political, social, cultural,
environmental and economic issues.
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The minor IDS builds on the research of the Governance and Inclusive
Development (GID) and Geographies of Globalisation group (GOG) of the Amsterdam
Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). The minor in International
Development Studies comprises (in principal) one entire semester and consists of
the compulsory course Introduction to International Development Studies (12 EC)
and electives (18 EC in total) from the bachelor electives programme.
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