Political Economy of Development
This course explores the rise, evolution, and performance of the dominant neoliberal approach to development and poverty reduction and assesses the feasibility, viability and desirability of development alternatives at the national, local and international levels. Case studies are drawn from Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Students are evaluated on the basis of a seminar presentation, three critical reflections on required readings, 1 research essay, and class participation.
Introductory economics is helpful.
POL201Y1 or (POLB90H3, POLB91H3) or POL215Y1 or POL301Y1 or POL305Y1 and minimum 14 credits