Political Economy of Developing Countries|
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)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
This course will use books and articles by Robert Wade, Peter Evans, Nicolas Van de Walle, Joseph Stiglitz, Jagdish Bhagwati and Jeffrey Sachs, among many others. Most readings are book chapters or journal articles from scholars in political science or economics. These readings emphasize political and economic development, economic growth, income distribution, and political changes due to economic growth/development (or lack thereof).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
This class features two essay-based examinations, one research design and one semester-long research paper. The paper is a 15-20 page piece of original research within the course framework of the political economy of developing countries. Class participation constitutes the remaining portion of students' grades.
Class participation: 10%
Mid-term exam: 25%
Research design: 15%
Final exam: 25%
Research paper: 25%
|Instructor(s): Touchton,Michael Ryan Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC422; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 11|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 4||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 8||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 5|