Development studies

Development studies examines development, poverty, inequality as well as social, political, environmental and cultural changes and continuities in the Global South from a multidisciplinary perspective. At the University of Helsinki, development studies focuses on topics such as the theory and history of development, development policy, global justice, and the relationship between development and culture, gender, space and the environment as well as the global political economy. Development studies has expanded from being strictly centred on the developing countries towards a more holistic understanding and exploration of new creative opportunities and alternatives for the future.