Classes

POL 377 Rise of Asia: Political Economy of Development

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2015

The economies of many Asian countries have grown rapidly over the last several decades. Some of them, like South Korea, have even joined the ‘rich man’s club,’ the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.  This course will study the political and economic pathways traveled by select Asian countries on their road to prosperity.  The focus will be on three specific countries: South Korea, China and India.  We will analyze comparatively the models of development pursued in these countries, especially the state’s role in promoting growth and distribution...

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WWS 561/POL 523 Comparative Political Economy of Development

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2014

This course will provide a graduate level introduction to the comparative study of development.  The course is organized around the issue of why some parts of the developing world have done better at “development” than other parts.  Whereas Asia is often viewed as developing rapidly, sub-Saharan Africa has just as often been treated as a failure.  Latin America is commonly perceived as a mixed case, with pockets of both success and failure.  While defining what success or failure may mean, and qualifying these assessments as necessary, our collective focus will be on...

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WWS 561/POL 523 Comparative Political Economy of Development

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Analysis of political change and the operation of political institutions in the development process, with emphasis on the interaction of political and economic factors. Various definitions and theories of political development are examined and tested against different economic, ethnic, geographic, and social contexts.