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POLI 2441 Comparative Politics of Development (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This is a course about power, politics, and global development. Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why do some communities have few resources while their neighbors have plenty? How does inequality affect politics and vice versa? To answer these questions, we will start by critically examining what development is and how it can be measured. Then we will move on to examine theories linking politics to development. We will explore the effects of colonialism, geography, conflict, natural resource wealth, and foreign aid, among others. The readings from this course draw from political science, economics, anthropology, and history. The course engages with active policy debates about development while examining the deep roots of global inequality.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lauren Honig

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 31-Jan-18