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Spring 2012-2013
POL 351 / WWS 311 (SA)   na, npdf

The Politics of Development

Evan S. Lieberman

This course investigates the key political drivers of human development through careful consideration of theory and comparative analysis. Topics include state-building, colonialism, ethnic conflict, global integration, multi-level governance, and global public health.

Sample reading list:
Acemoglu, Daron & Robinson, James, Why Nations Fail
Karlan, Dean, More Than Good Intentions
Huntington, Samuel, Political Order in Changing Societies

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150 pp reading/week. Weekly 1 page reading response papers. Two 6-8pp papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen without permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40001 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   McCormick Hall   101   Enrolled:65 Limit:77
P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
P01A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McDonnell Hall   108   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:11 Limit:14