Development and Globalization
General Catalog Course Title:
Development and Globalization
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Gold, Thomas
Ogutu, Fenno

This course seeks to understand the process of social change in the Third World: what determines the speed, direction, major actors and consequences of changes in the economy, social structure, political systems, values and relations with the outside world in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East? We will examine major approaches such as modernization, underdevelopment, world systems, state-led development, institutions, commodity chains and globalization. We will examine specific topics such as women in development, environment, democratic transitions, and resistance to globalization. Throughout the course there will be frequent reference to examples from developing countries. Requirements include an in-class mid-term, 3 short papers exploring issues discussed in class with reference to a case of the student’s own choosing, and a final exam.

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