International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Convened by the Department of Food and Resource EconomicsOpens external of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the course course will engage in the ‘degrowth’ / ‘postgrowth’ discourse through the perspectives of the complementary and established traditions of i) political ecology, ii) feminist scholarship, and iii) ecological economics. The course will survey theoretical contributions to degrowth from various schools of thought, while emphasizing praxis in multiple social spheres and similarly, scholar-activism. The course unfolds within a frame of Degrowth in Europe, emphasizing what European peoples and states can and must do, starting within our own region.
Expected learning outcomes The course aims to enable and advance critical engagement with degrowth scholarship and praxis. Learning outcomes include: 1. Knowledge of key arguments and areas of consensus within degrowth studies from the perspective of academic traditions of Political Ecology, Feminist scholarship, and Ecological Economics. 2. Analytical and evaluative skill development in relation to research within the field of degrowth studies, drawing on academic traditions of Ecological Economics, Political Ecology and Feminist scholarship. 3. Competence to critically discuss current and imagine new policies and practices.
Dates and application deadline The course will take place from 11-15 May 2020. The application deadline is 1 February 2020.
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Mundus MAPP/MUNMAPP is a two-year-long international joint Masters program in Public Policy, offered by four top-ranked European institutions: Central European University, Budapest (Hungary), International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain) and the University of York (UK). Established in 2007, the program operates as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program funded by the European Commission.
Mundus MAPP directly responds to the educational needs created by the rapidly changing global environment and new public policy challenges. The program equips graduates with the conceptual knowledge and hard skills that are necessary for understanding and decisively intervening in contemporary transnational policy problems, from climate change to international terrorism or financial regulatory failure. It provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance. Inter-disciplinarity and practical application of conceptual knowledge are hallmarks of Mundus MAPP.
Program structure and mobility tracks Mundus MAPP is unique in the flexibility with which students can tailor their learning experiences to their individual needs through the selection of mobility tracks. Mobility tracks in the joint degree each allow for a different focus – Political Economy and Development, Governance and Development, Global Public Policy and European Public Policy – while maintaining a uniform core of policy studies subjects.
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) The Master of Arts in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies offers a solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies. It is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development. In the MA programme you learn about the most recent theories and debates. You will also learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change.
Critical thinking MA students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of major debates, theories and strategic interventions and of the skills to analyze the issues, and to design and assess interventions aimed at tackling these issues. An essential part of this process is to develop skills in research methodology, which will be applied in a research paper prepared as a requirement for the Masters degree.
Majors The MA Programme in Development Studies is organized into five Majors and an MA track in Migration and Diversity. You must select one of these when you apply to the MA programme. - Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies (AFES) - Economics of Development (ECD) - Governance and Development Policy (GDP) - Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) - Social Policy for Development (SPD) - Migration and Diversity Track MIG
Students will take several courses on Governance of Migration and Diversity, from the five participating schools, plus follow other courses and study activities within the ISS MA in Development Studies. They will acquire an ISS MA in Development Studies, with a specialization in migration and diversity. Students will benefit from an exceptional study experience through mixing with professors and students from four other Netherlands university programmes, in addition to with their ISS professors and fellow-students.