UNIVERSITY OF ELDORETSCHOOL OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTDEPARTMENT OF QUANTITATIVE SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIESIRD 200: STATE, SOCIETYAND DEVELOPMENTCourse ObjectivesBy the end of the course unit the learners should be able to:-i) Explain the role of the state in the development processii) Discuss the socio-political problems of resource distribution in the process of developmentiii) Appreciate the linkage between social stratification, external resources and national developmentCOURSE OUTLINEWeekTopicSub TopicWeek One-TwoTOPIC ONE: Introductionand Theories of stateformationDefining of state/elements of a stateTheories of State formation and organizationWeek Three-FourTOPIC TWO: State, Government and DemocracyTypes and Characteristics of GovernmentsHow state influences developmentTheory and practice of democracyWeek Five TOPIC THREE: Power and Resource DistributionDefinition of societyInstrument of PowerTypes of PowerTribalism, Ethnicity, their effects ondevelopmentOrigin and Practice of KleptocraticAfrican regimeWeek SixTOPIC FOUR: Ethics andGovernanceIntegrity, Ethics and GovernanceNational,Values,IntegrationandCohesionWeek SevenC.A.T Continuous Assessment TestsWeek EightTOPIC FIVE: State and Social StratificationDefinition of SocietyTypes and Characteristics of SocietySocial Stratification and Challenges toNation BuildingFeatures of Social StratificationsWeek Nine-TenTOPIC SIX: Nation andNationalismDefinition of nationCharacteristics of a nation Nationalism and its originsCharacteristics and dimensions of nationalismNationalism and State formationRole of Nationalism in National DevelopmentWeek Eleven-twelveTOPIC SEVEN: State in the International EnvironmentForeign Aid and the StateRole of External Trade in DevelopmentState and Neo-colonialismMeaning and Dimensions of GlobalizationThe State and GlobalizationEffects of Globalization on DevelopmentWeek Thirteen-FourteenEXAMSRevision and Sitting the Final Examination
Teaching / Learning Methodologies-Lectures and tutorials, Group discussion, Demonstration, Individual assignments, Case studies of critical and scientific reading, writing and listeningInstructional Materials and Equipment-Text books, Lecture notesCourse Assessment-Examination - 70%; Continuous Assessment Test (CATS) - 20%; Assignments - 10%; Total - 100%Recommended Text BooksBethwel Ogot, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy in Africa (DT31. E84)Mimbi Paul, (2009) The Sources of Effective Leadership. Nairobi: Strathmore University PressNganga Wanguhu, (2006) ‟‟Kenya’s Ethnic Communities: Foundation of the Nation. Kenya: Gatundu Publisher Equality Team (2008) Cohesion and Integration Priorities 2008 –2011, Leeds Council City Leeds.
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