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Academic Year 2005/2006
Political Economy of Developing Countries
GOVT 271 SP
This course explores the political economy of development, with a special focus on poverty reduction. We discuss the meaning of development, compare Latin American to East Asian development strategies (focusing on
Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan), examine poverty reduction initiatives in individual countries (including Bangladesh, Chile, and Tanzania), and evaluate approaches to famine prevention and relief. Throughout the
course, we pay close attention to the role of procedural democracy, gender relations, market forces, and public action in promoting or inhibiting development.
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EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Research project (involving research design and 10-12 page term paper), midterm examination, and final examination.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Familiarity with macroeconomics recommended. Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during on-line registration. Enrollment
request preference rankings will be
one factor the professor will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions, but all interested students should come to the first class and fill out a student information form.
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- Instructor(s): McGuire,James W.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 30)
- SR. major: 18 Jr. major: 12
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 0 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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