Developing countries vary in size, resource endowments and income levels, but they face similar challenges to access capital for financing development and put it to good use. The module examines the legal framework underpinning the flow of different sources of external capital to developing countries, the terms and conditions upon which capital is provided and its development impact. Topics covered include private sources of capital (debt financing, foreign investment, remittances) and public sources of capital (IMF lending, Development BanksÂ¿ lending, official development assistance). The module discusses contentious issues on international development finance such as the conditionality attached to financial assistance provided by international financial institutions, sovereign debt restructure, the policy space conferred by international investment agreements to maximise the development impact of foreign direct investment and aid effectiveness. This module will be particularly attractive to students interested in career paths in international financial institutions, development organizations, consulting firms, government bodies, law firms, commercial banks and NGOs concerned with development finance.
This module will give students a thorough understanding and knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques and their main applications. It will focus on key areas for industrial applications: synthesis of high performance polymers, polymeric biomaterials, polymers used for energy production and in the micro-electronics area. At the beginning of the module, basic polymerisation methods and concepts will be reviewed, to enable students with different backgrounds to come to the same level in the field of polymer chemistry. Following lectures will focus on more advanced polymerisation methods and their use to synthesis functional materials with industrial applications.
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What sense do the five senses make in literary Modernism (From Romanticism to present day)? To what extent can literary representations of the senses influence the reader's sensitivities and sensibility? Sense, sensuality and sensibility have been defining qualities in European literary history since the baroque period and have received considerable attention in the context of post-modern cultural theory. This module will focus on some of the most prominent manifestations of the five senses in Romanticism and Modernism and discuss their impact on aesthetic theory.
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This module will examine issues of displacement, exile, inner exile, hyphenated communities, nations without a state, human rights and poetic discourses of resistance throughout the world. We will study writers whose native language is English, others who have adopted the English language to write their poetry in exile and translated authors. Similarities and differences in class, gender and ethnic struggles will be examined.