PSI 215 - The Politics of the Developing World (3)


This course provides an introduction to major social and economic challenges facing developing countries, and examines the nature of government and political change in that context. Issues considered will include colonial experiences, economic dependency, poverty and inequality, modernization, democracy and authoritarianism, and ethnic conflict. In addition to discussion of these broad issues, the class will include a selection of illustrative case studies from Latin America, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Upon completion, students will demonstrate an understanding of the forces that have shaped political realities throughout the developing world, and how those forces have affected specific countries.

Offered even fall terms.


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