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Fall 2014-2015
* POL 351 / WWS 311 (SA)   na, npdf

The Politics of Development

Jennifer A. Widner

This course investigates the key political drivers of human development through careful consideration of theory and comparative analysis. Explores the effects of geography, colonial heritage, and ethnic diversity, on state formation, state capacity, and economic development.

Sample reading list:
Acemoglu, Daron & Robinson, James, Why Nations Fail
Karlan, Dean, More Than Good Intentions
Huntington, Samuel, Political Order in Changing Societies
Bates, Robert, Markets and States in Tropical Africa

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

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%

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

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22053 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am T Th   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:90 Limit:114
23762 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Marx Hall   101   Enrolled:14 Limit:15 Closed
23763 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:8 Limit:15 Closed
23764 P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:13 Limit:15 Closed
23765 P04 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:11 Limit:15 Closed
23766 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
23767 P06 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:9 Limit:15 Closed
23768 P07 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Aaron Burr Hall   213   Enrolled:11 Limit:15 Closed
23769 P08 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Aaron Burr Hall   213   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
22054 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled