Module Identifier IP10910  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Rita Abrahamsen  
Semester Semester 2  
Mutually Exclusive GW10910  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours Number of Seminars/Tutorials 5 x 1 hour  
  Lecture   18 Hours Number of Lectures 18 x 1 hour  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours 1x 2 hour exam.   70%  
  Essay   1 x 2,000 word essay.   30%  

Brief description
This module offers an introduction to the systematic study of Third World states and societies. It seeks to combine
theoretical analysis with empirical investigation of issues most germane to the well-being of Third World citizens. Third World
states seek some combination of the three goals of development, security and participation. The degree to which
these goals are successfully achieved depends on domestic histories, resources and values and on the international system
in which Third World countries are located.

Aims of the module
The main aim of this module is to examine the complex array of domestic and international forces which determine how far Third
World states achieve their objectives.

At the conclusion of the module you should appreciate

a) what is common and different about the Third World
b) what is economic and/or political development
c) how domestic and international forces influence outcomes
d) whether and to what degree Third World states wield power in the international system.

Incompatibles Modules - GW10910

Reading Lists
N Adams. Worlds Apart: the North South Divide and the International System, Zed (1997).
M Ayoob. The Third World Secruity Predicament (Rienner 1995).
J Haynes. Third World Politics: A Concise Introduction, (Blackwell 1996).
A Dickson. Development and International Relations (Polity, 1997).