East Asian and Latin American Development|
Fall 2010 not offered
EAST 383, LAST 383|
Since 1960, East Asian countries like South Korea and Taiwan have done better than Latin American countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in achieving economic growth, equitable income distribution, and better living standards for their populations. To explain this development difference, scholars have focused alternatively on cultural values, market friendliness, industrial policy, human resource investment, natural resource endowment, geopolitical situation, and other factors. This seminar will assess the strengths and weaknesses of these alternative explanations, explore the successes and deficiencies of development in each region, and attempt to derive lessons from the East Asian and Latin American experiences that may be relevant to development in other parts of the world.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(LAST)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short weekly papers and term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Familiarity with development economics recommended.
To solicit permission to take this course, please submit an electronic request and then please also send an email to Professor McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, your class year, your major (if you have one), a list of your previous courses related to the topic of the seminar (include any math, economics, or biology courses), and your reasons for wishing to participate in the seminar.
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