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Spring 2015-2016
* POL 351 / WWS 311 (SA)   na, npdf

The Politics of Development

Atul Kohli

This course will focus on the state's role in promoting economic growth and distribution in the developing world. The core organizing question for the course is: why have some regions of the developing world been more successful at industrialization and/or poverty alleviation than other regions. The students will learn about the patterns of development in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with special attention to such countries as China, India, South Korea, Nigeria and Brazil. General challenges that face all developing countries -- globalization, establishing democracy and ethnic fragmentation -- will also be analyzed.

Sample reading list:
Joe Studwell, How Asia Works
Atul Kohli, Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India
Peter Kingstone, The Political Economy of Latin America
Nick Van De Walle, African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150-200 pages per week.

Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42372 L01 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm M W   Robertson Hall   002   Enrolled:35 Limit:
44216 P01 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:11 Limit:14 Closed
44217 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:6 Limit:14 Closed
44218 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:9 Limit:14 Closed
44219 P04 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Friend Center   307   Enrolled:9 Limit:14 Closed
42373 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled