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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
TERRITORIAL PRACTICES FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
SUP7080317, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
SU2446, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TERRITORIAL PRACTICES FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DAVID CELETTI SECS-P/12
Other lecturers MICHAEL EDWARD HODGSON

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP7080317 TERRITORIAL PRACTICES FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DAVID CELETTI IA2447

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-GGR/01 Geography 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Examination methods: For attending students the exam is made of two parts:
1) Presentation in class of a topic related to the course chosen by the student and approved by the teachers (30% of final evaluation)
2) Oral examination based on:
- the slides shown during the lectures and uploaded on the moodle platform
- one article chosen by the student among those indicated in the “textbooks” part specified under “reference for attending students”
Non attending students:
Oral examination on one book and two articles among those indicated in the “textbook” part specified under “reference for non attending students” chosen by the student
Assessment criteria: Evaluation’s criteria are:
1) Ability to fully understand, critically analyse and clearly present the concepts and the literature presented in the classroom and assigned as personal reading;
2) Ability to critical and comparative analysis of Local Development models and practices;
3) Ability to question results and develop independent thinking;
4) Ability to prepare, and effectively present in the classroom the chosen topic;

Evaluation’s parameters are:
1) Knowledge and comprehension of the course’s topics;
2) Ability to analyse and link course’s topics;
3) Ability to question personally and independently development models and practices
4) Ability to expose synthetically and clearly
Course unit contents: The course addresses the issue of the impact of different development models and of their actual implementation (practices) on economies, societies, and territories. Emphasis is placed on the relation between economic and human development across the world; on the long term consequences of different development paths; on the potentialities of new economic models.
The course is structured in two parts. The first one (part A) analyses development models and practices within a chronologic framework, whereas the second one (part B) goes deeper into chosen thematic aspects.
Part A:
1. Monarchy, Mercantilism and the First Colonization: the Roots of the Western Hegemony;
2. The Chinese Early Modern Economic Model: From Long Term Stability to Stagnation
3. Liberalism: From Industrial Revolution to the Great War
4. Central Planned Economy: the Soviet and the Chinese “Experiments” [1917-1989]
5. Keynesianism: Demand Side Economics, Social Development and Sustained Growth
6. Neoliberalism and Globalization: Western Economies, Transition Economies, and China
7. New Development Perspectives: Local Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Blue Economy, Modular Economy. Theories and Case Studies.
Part B:
1. War and Development: The Second World War in the Soviet Economy;
2. Currencies and Development : Yuan, Dollars, Euros and Rubles in the 21st century Global Market;
3. Questioned Development: Tourism in Venice from the 1950s to the Present;
4. Questioned Development: Amazon in the Food Market.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: he course combines the following teaching methods and work forms:
- Front lecturing in order to give the students the analytical instruments and theoretical framework to understand development processes and link them in time and space;
- Discussion with peer, in order to promote independent thinking, strengthen to ability to back and question one’s interpretations, and promote the capacity of dialogue on the course’s topics (every lecture will dedicate a space for free interaction between teacher and students on topics related to the course);
- Personal work on chosen topics approved by the teacher, presentation of it in the classroom and open discussion with peers, in order to strength the ability of data collection, analysis, synthesis, exposition, and discussion with peers;
- Fieldwork on two case studies that will be presented to the students through a “on the field” eye witnessed experience, in order to give them a concrete vision of development processes and problems, introduce them to persons and association working on the field, unite theoretical and practical approaches.
All the documents presented and discussed during the lectures, as well as that used during the fieldwork will be placed in the Moodle platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1, Attending students will prepare the exam on the following material:
a. Slides and articles presented and discussed during the lectures and uploaded on the Moodle platform
b. Their own presentation (individual paper presented during the course)
c. One of the following articles (uploaded in the Moodle platform):
- David Harvey, Neoliberalism as creative destruction (http://cult320withallison.onmason.com/files/2014/12/Harvey_Creative-Destruction.pdf)
- V. Popov, K.S. Jomo, “Are Developing Countries Catching Up?”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 42 (2018), 33-46 (http://pages.nes.ru/vpopov/).
- V. Popov, Transformational Recession, in The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy (Oxford Handbooks). Ed. by Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber. Oxford University Press, 2013 (http://pages.nes.ru/vpopov/).
- Why the West Became Rich before China and Why China Has Been Catching Up with the West since 1949: Another Explanation of the “Great Divergence” and “Great Convergence” Stories. -NES/CEFIR Working paper # 132, October 2009 (available on line)
2. Non attending students will prepare the exam on the following material:
I. One of the following book at their choice:
a. Vladimir Popov, Mixed Fortunes. An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West, Oxfrod, Oxford University Press, 2017
b. Gilbert Rist, The History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith, London, Zed Books, 2003.
c. Vladimir Popov and Piotr Dutkiewicz, Mapping a New World Order. The Rest Beyond the West. Edited by, Edward Elgar, 2017.
II. One of the following articles at their choice:
a. David Harvey, Neoliberalism as creative destruction (http://cult320withallison.onmason.com/files/2014/12/Harvey_Creative-Destruction.pdf).
b. V. Popov, K.S. Jomo, “Are Developing Countries Catching Up?”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 42 (2018), 33-46 (http://pages.nes.ru/vpopov/).
c. V. Popov, The effect of rapid privatisation on mortality in mono-industrial towns in post-Soviet Russia: a retrospective cohort study. - The Lancet Public Health 2017 Published Online April 11, 2017 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S2468-2667(17)30072-5 (co-authored with 15 authors).
d. V. Popov, Can Uzbekistan Economy Retain Its High Growth Rate? Scenarios of Economic Development in 2015-30. - PONARS Eurasia working paper, December 2014 (http://pages.nes.ru/vpopov/).
e. V. Popov, Transformational Recession, in The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy (Oxford Handbooks). Ed. by Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber. Oxford University Press, 2013.
f. V. Popov, Russia: austerity and deficit reduction in historical and comparative perspective. - "Cambridge Journal of Economics", Vol. 36, January 2012, pp. 313-334.
g. V. Popov, The Russian and Chinese Transition in a Wider Perspective. - In “20 years of Transformation: Achievements, Problems and Perspectives”, ed by Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Jacek Tomkiewicz. Nova publishers, 2011 (http://pages.nes.ru/vpopov/).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gilbert Rist, The History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith. London: , Zed Books, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gilbert Rist, The History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith. London: , Zed Books, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vladimir Popov, Mixed Fortunes. An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West. Oxfrod: , Oxford University Press, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vladimi Popov, Piotr Dutkiewicz,, Mapping a New World Order: the Rest beyond the West,. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017.