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New Strategies in Political and Economic Development
GOVT 293
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 293, EAST 293

This seminar explores several novel strategies in economic development. In particular, the course assesses the strengths and weaknesses of local-based efforts to alleviate poverty. Micro-finance, property titling efforts, the fair trade movement and an overall emphasis on sustainability are primary examples of such efforts and will occupy center stage in this course. These strategies receive considerable accolades in the media, but scholars and practitioners understand much less about how well the programs actually alleviate poverty. Furthermore, the political hurdles limiting or preventing implementation of many economic strategies are poorly understood. This seminar fills the gap as we perform in-depth research and analysis to solidify students' understanding of novel strategies in development and the political context in which they exist.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT157
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Polit Econ)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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