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EAST2480
EAST 2480

Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Kweku Ampiah
k.ampiah@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Modernising Japan in the 19th Century: The Late-Comer Phenomenon

In this session we will examine policies that directed and guided the economic development of the Japan as a late developer in the context of the Meiji Restoration.

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Week 2: The Historical and Theoretical Overview of International Development in the Post-1945 World

In this section we will discuss the inception of the concept and practice of International Development. This will concern the historical and theoretical overview of international development in the post-1945 world.

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Week 3: Reparations and Japan’s Historical Responsibility in East Asia

The lecture will highlight the historical origins of Japan’s policy of economic cooperation while examining the post-war ambitions behind them.

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Week 4: The Logic and Practice of Japanese ODA

This session will look at the principles underlying the practice of Japanese aid and the evolution of the ideals behind it.

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Week 5: The Institutional Features of Japanese Foreign Aid: The Ministries and the Ancillary Agencies

In this session we will discuss the institutions behind orchestrating and managing Japan’s International Development Assistance.

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Week 6: The Diversification and Expansion of Japanese Aid in the 1970s and 1980s

In this session we will investigate the basis for the global expansion of Japanese ODA.

 

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  • Ampiah, K. 1996. Japanese Aid to Tanzania: A Study of the Political Marketing of Japan. African Affairs. 95 (378). Pages 107-124.
  • Calder, K. 1988. Japanese Foreign Economic Policy Formation: Explaining the Reactive State. World Politics. 40 (4). Pages 517-541.

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Week 7: Reading Week – No Lectures or Seminars

 

Week 8: Japan in the Changing Politics of International Development: Cold War and Post-Cold War Aid Politics

This session will consider the following:

  • Mainstream international OECD DAC’s norms and neo-liberal development agendas.
  • Japan in a rapidly changing international aid scene including the rise of emerging donors in the global aid architecture.

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  • Ampiah, K. 2012. The Discourse of Local Ownership in Development: Rhapsodies about Self-Help in Japan’s Economic Assistance. Japanese Studies. 32 (2). Pages 161-182.
  • Jain, P. 2015. Japanese Foreign Aid: Old and New Contests. Pacific Review. 29 (1). Pages 93-113.

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Week 9: Projects in Japanese Development Assistance: Capacity Development

This session will discuss the types of projects which are popular in Japanese economic assistance and why.

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Week 10: New JICA and the 2015 Japanese ODA Charter

This session will discuss new movements and recent shifts in Japanese development assistance.

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Week 11: Japanese Development Assistance to Africa in the 21st Century: The TICAD Process

This session will discuss the TICAD process and what Japan has brought to the discourse on Africa’s development.

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This list was last updated on 27/09/2021