Political Economy of Developing Countries|
Fall 2007 not offered
LAST 271, EAST 271|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course explores the political economy of development, with a special focus on poverty reduction. We discuss the meaning of development, compare Latin American to East Asian development strategies (focusing on Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan), examine poverty reduction initiatives in individual countries (including Bangladesh, Chile, and Tanzania), and evaluate approaches to famine prevention and relief. Throughout the course, we pay close attention to the role of procedural democracy, gender relations, market forces, and public action in promoting or inhibiting development.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(LAST)
Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (1999)
United Nations Development Program, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2005 (2005)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research project (involving research design and 10-12 page term paper), midterm examination, and final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Familiarity with macroeconomics recommended.
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