The course begins with a basic conceptualization of the theories of needs, human rights and quality of life, which should be address to the concept of development and the major theories related to it (theories of modernization, dependency and world system).
The analysis of the effects of globalization and new perspectives of glocalization (connection between global development and local development) which includes a look at the dilemma between development and growth as well as the differentiation between these concepts and consequences of the prevailing model of conventional world economic growth: social exclusion and social and environmental unsustainability. The role of international development organizations and institutional actors.
Technological development and environmental concerns are examined as factors involved in contemporary human development. The new post-materialist values and the recurring emergence of social movements from the perspective of active agents of social development and the relationships they establish with institutional actors. Searching for new paradigms: Sustainable Human Development
Item 1. Look Epistemology of Development Sociology. The complexity
Item 2. The concept of development in historical perspective
Item 3. The concept of developing a system concept, system requirements, rights and quality of life.
Item 4. Theories of development
Item 5. Capitalism versus development
Item 6. Other approaches to development: sustainable human development
Item 7. The other side of development. Poverty and Social Exclusion
Item 8. Measuring development
Item 9. Development and democracy
Item 10. Urban development
Item 11. Rural development
Item 12. Community development
Item 13. Development actors
Item 14. Recent alternative approaches to model development / growth