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International Organizations, N.G.O.S and Social Movements (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02120
Acronym: 02120
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English, Portuguese
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Doesn't apply
Objectives This course explores how development policies are shaped by power relations between different actors: national governments, local and international NGOs, UN agencies. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between development programs and the underlying political agenda, as well as social global inequalities.
Program P1. Development concept and development policies
P2. International organizations and the design of development programs
P3. The role of international organizations: case studies
P3.1. Health interventions in Africa: key players
P3.2. From Alma Ata to vertical programs
P3.3. NGOs as new development actors
P3.4. The case of SWAP Mozambique.
P4. Social movements and public intervention
Evaluation Method Participation in seminars: 25%
Presentation in a seminar with presentation outline and reading sheet (2 pages): 25%
Final essay (7/9 pages): 50%
Assessment by examination
Students may opt, as an alternative to periodic evaluation, the assessment by examination

Absences up to a maximum of 3 double sessions, involve the presentation of a record reading of the texts discussed in those classes.

Proposal for essay:
based on analysis of a program report
Teaching Method The teaching methodology aim at developing key learning skills that enable students to meet each of the learning objectives. Divided into:
M1-Expositional: presentation of theoretical concepts
M2-Participative: analysis and discussion of cases
M3-Self-study, related with autonomous work by the student
Observations Doesn't apply
Basic Bibliographic Craig D, Porter D. 2003. Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: a new convergence. World Dev. 31(1):53-69
Escobar, Arturo, 1995, Encountering Development:  The Making and Unmaking of the Third World,  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.
Herz, Monica & Andrea R. Hoffman, 2004, Organizações Internacionais. História e Práticas, Rio de Janeiro, Elsevier
Pfeiffer J, Johnson W, Fort M, Shakow A, Hagopian A, et al. 2008. Strengthening health systems in poor countries: a code of conduct for nongovernmental organizations. Am. J. Pub. Health 98(12):2134-40
Pita, J. I. eds. 2006. Nuevos instrumentos de la cooperación española: la experiencia mozambiqueña. Madrid: Fundación Carolina CeALCI.
Rincón Becerra, M. , Rodríguez Colmenares, I. 2010. "Barrio Adentro y Alma Ata", Revista de Ciencias Sociales (RCS) Vol. XVI, No. 3, Julio - Septiembre 2010, pp. 515 - 525
Stiglitz J. 2002. Globalization and its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton
Complementar Bibliographic Beyer, J. A. d., A. S. Preker, et al. (2000). "The role of the World Bank in international health: renewed commitment and partnership." Social Science and Medicine 50(2): 169-76
Escobar, Arturo, 1991, "Anthropology and the Development Encounter:  the Making and Marketing of Development Anthropology" in American Ethnologist,  18,  4,  658-682.
Fassin, Didier, 2007, When bodies remember : experiences and politics of aids in South Africa, Berkeley, University of California Press
Farmer, Paul (1999) Infections and Inequalities. The Modern Plagues, Berkeley, University of California Press. (preface, chap. 1 and 10)
Ferguson, James, 1999, Expectations of Modernity. Myths and Meanings of Urban Life in Zambian Cooperbelt, Berkeley, University of California Press
Pfeiffer, J., 2003, "International NGOs and primary health care in Mozambique: The need for a new model of collaboration". Social Science & Medicine, 56(4), 725-738
Porter, D. (1999). Health, civilization, and the state : a history of public health from ancient to modern times. London; New York, Routledge (parte 3)
Turshen M. 1999. Privatizing Health Services in Africa. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers
Turshen M. 2007. Women Health Movements. A Global Force for Change. New York: Pallgrave MacMillan.