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Political Economy of Developing Countries

GOVT 271
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: 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.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
Coursework will involve, for example, calculation of the UN Human Development Index and evaluation of alternative indicators of affluence, inequality, and poverty. Research designs and term papers will require cross-national comparison of quantitative development data.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(LAST)

Last Updated on SEP-28-2023
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