Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2400H1F L0101

Core Course: Theories and Issues in the Politics of Development


This course provides a selective overview of some of the theoretical and conceptual issues and debates that have dominated the study of the politics of the global south. The course is designed to prepare Ph.D. students for the field examination in the development studies area by encouraging critical thinking about political science, comparative politics and development studies.


A selection of books and articles available through short-term loan.

Format and Requirements

In this seminar course, students will be evaluated on the basis of two presentations, two essays relating to the themes of the course, and class participation.