POLSC 36000 - Democracy & Development in a Globalizing World (W)
GER 3B P/D A
The course examines the relationship between democracy and development in post-colonial countries. Questions include: What relations of causality, in either direction, have political scientists sought to establish between democracy and development? What is the impact of globalization on these relations? How can historical analysis help to illuminate these and other issues, such as why some countries have been better at promoting per capita income growth than others? What efforts have been undertaken – by individual citizens, by civic groups, by aid donors – to plug the democratic deficits that arise in the course of pursuing development under 21st Century conditions?
prereq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; a minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science; and a Comparative Politics course at the 200 or 300 level (POLSC 25000 recommended); or permission of the instructor.
4 hrs 4 cr.