Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2400H1S L0101

Core Course: Theories and Issues in the Politics of Development


This course focuses on the seminal studies in /development studies since World War II. Following a session on the criteria for evaluating social-scientific theories, each successive week will involve a critical analysis of a key book (in whole or in part) that represents a major school of analysis. The course is designed to prepare Ph.D. students for the field examination in the development studies area.


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 one presentation,2 critical reflections on required books/schools of analysis, one essay relating to the themes in the course, and class participation.