TERRITORY AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Second cycle degree in LOCAL DEVELOPMENT - SVILUPPO LOCALE (Ord. 2016) (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: DAVID CELETTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested
Examination methods: Proff. Bertoncin and Quatrida Module
- Students attending classes (Part I) and the residential seminar (Part II) will be evaluated on a final individual report on the Po Delta Seminar.
- Non- attending students will receive a grade based on a closed-book oral exam on the following texts:
1. Helling, L., Serrano, R. & Warren, D. (2005), “Linking Community Empowerment, Decentralized Governance and Public Service Provision through a Local Development Framework”, World Bank, pp. 79.
2. Rose, G. (1997) “Situating knowledges: positionality, reflexivities and other tactics”, Progress in Human Geography, 21, 3, pp. 305-320.

Prof. Celetti Module
- Attending Students: will receive a grade based on a closed-book oral exam on slides, articles and written material given during the course.

- Non attending students: will receive a grade based on a closed-book oral exam on one of the following texts:
1. Rist G., The History of Development From Western Origins to Global Faith, 3rd Edition,. London: Zed Books, 2003
2. Ha-Joon Chang, Kicking Away the Ladder - Development Strategy in Historical Perspective. London: Anthem Press, 2002
Course unit contents: The first module (1 CFU Quatrida + 2 CFU Bertoncin) is organized in two parts.
Part I, in class, provides a practical introduction to theoretical issues and challenges associated with fieldwork. The module will cover the tree main stages of fieldwork experience (the preparatory moment; the “being” in the field and the final write-up of the research) to stimulate a self-reflexive analysis and positioning. Students will be involved in the analysis and presentation (in groups) of a peculiar aspect of fieldwork for creating a final and shared gaze on its practical and social implications.
Part II is mainly dedicated to an experiential seminar in the Po Delta of Italy (Ca’ Vendramin, Porto Tolle, 9-11 November 2017) during which students will apply and learn the practical issues in the evolution and management of the territory. The case is situated on a very local scale but it deals with “glocal” and global phenomena (place management, environmental issues, such as pollution). The purpose of the residential seminar is to introduce students to the actor - power - project justification and direction (= frame) displayed in a multitude of selected experiences in a particular time/space setting. Students from Local Development will work in teams with students from Sustainable Territorial Development. Each team will develop research goals, plan a questionnaire instrument approach, and gather data by conducting interviews of stakeholders and other representatives of the Po Delta. Students will write the results of their research in a report (see examination guidelines).