Prerequisite: Nil. The concept of sustainability has gained prominence in the last two decades, and is now deeply embedded in the discourse and practice of rural development. This comprehensive concept has local and global dimensions and implications. It is a dynamic concept that is hotly contested and at the same time brings stakeholders together. This course examines the origins, streams and prospects for sustainable development in the rural context, utilizing both local/regional and international case studies of its conceptualization and practice.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.