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Fall 2016-2017
* 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
Angus Deaton, The Great Escape
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 Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 10%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22306 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am T Th   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:33 Limit:
24027 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24028 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
24029 P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   209   Enrolled:10 Limit:15 Closed
24626 P04 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:11 Limit:14 Closed
22307 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled