Fall/Winter Timetable

POL447H1Y L0101

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

This is a seminar course. 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.


POL201H1/ POL201Y1/ POL218H1/ POL301H1/ POL301Y1/ POL305H1/ POL305Y1/ POL309H1/ POL325H1/ POLB90H3/ POLB91H3