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What? The future of sustainable development is critically related to the promotion of better governance at the local, national, regional and international level. At once a cause and a consequence of governance failures, violent conflict is incompatible with sustainable development. Central in this nexus between development, governance and conflict are processes of state formation, state failure and state reconstruction. The study programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account of specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level dynamics and the impact of global developments. The Master’s programme in Governance and Development offers two tracks with specific objectives, courses and target audiences. The first track explores governance and development issues against the background of violent conflict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction. The second track addresses governance and development challenges from the particular perspective of local institutions and poverty reduction.
Applicants from the South are eligible to apply for the programme provided they:
• hold one or more university degrees of at least four years of combined study in the social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines) with good study results. Applicants with a University degree of only 3 years of study may very exceptionally be admitted, provided they have successfully completed additional high-level training and can demonstrate very stronand relevant professional experience;
• have at least two years of professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme.
Applicants from developed countries are eligible to apply for the programme provided they:
• hold a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines) with good study results;
• demonstrate a proven interest in development issues.
Applicants must be proficient in English. Special language facilities are offered for students from other language backgrounds.
The objective of the programme is to provide the students with multidisciplinary theoretical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels and how they relate to processes of violent conflict and development. Graduates will understand and be able to analyse, from the local to the global level, the governance problems confronting developing countries today. Theoretical insights, policy strategies and best practices as well as failures are explored in order that graduates could apply this knowledge in their future professional environments.
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