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Wegweiser: Entwicklungssoziologie / Studium und Lehre / Archiv vergangener Semester / Wintersemester 2012/2013 / Development strategies in Thailand and Kenya

Development strategies in Thailand and Kenya

Seminar, SWS: 2, VL-Nummer: 56204




Dienstag, 16:00 - 18:00 / zum Teil als Block, Raum: S37 (NW I Bauteil 6.0)


Dieter Neubert


MA KuGeA B2, B3

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

Why do we find in East and Southeast Asia cases of successful development? Why are comparatively successful cases in Africa only an exception?

This question will be systematically and differentiated pursued by the comparison of Thailand and Kenya. Despite obvious differences (Kenya was a British colony, Thailand has never been colonized) both countries offer good starting points for a comparison. Both countries opted for a market oriented development strategy. Both countries were dominated by authoritarian rule (Thailand under control of the military; Kenya controlled by a small civilian elite). The democratization came late only at the end of the 1990s. And both countries were torn by partly violent conflicts during the process of democratization and still the political system is at stake. At the same time Thailand and Kenya are economically rather successful.

How is development pursued? Which strategies have been and are chosen? What options and problems turn up? How are they handled? We will focus especially the societal conditions and processes of development as well as core actors of development.

The seminar is part of the master program “Culture and Society”, it will be open for advanced BA- students (from 5. Semester) and interested doctoral students, too.

The schedule of the weekly seminar includes two blocks jointly with the participants of a parallel course at the University of Passau (South East Asian Studies).


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