Fall/Winter Timetable

POL445H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2345H1S L0101

Politics of Growth in Developing Countries


This course focuses on the political economy of growth in the developing world. It is organized around the question of why some parts of the developing world have done better in terms of growth and growth-related inputs than others. While qualifying what success and failure may mean, the analytical focus will be on how best to understand the political determinants of such variation. The course is divided into three parts. It will begin with a brief overview of different conceptual frameworks related to growth. It will then examine the broad growth experiences of some regions of the developing world – East Asia, Latin America, Africa and South Asia. The main portion of the course will be devoted to a variety of themes related to growth that cut across regions such as regime type, the role of the state, institutions, globalization, foreign aid, inequality and ethnicity.



Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.


POL201H1 or POL201Y1 or POLB90H3 or POLB91H3