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POLI 2441 Comparative Politics of Development (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Why are some countries rich and others poor? How do politics and power shape development outcomes? These questions have long puzzled academics and policy-makers. In this course, students will study the historical, institutional, and political explanations for economic development. In the first half of the semester, we will examine the effects of colonialism, geography, natural resources, and conflict on economic growth. The second half of the semester explores the domestic and international politics that influence development outcomes. This includes the impacts of foreign aid, international intervention, and globalization.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lauren Honig

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Jan-17