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POL312 Politics of Developing Areas

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course provides an introduction to the comparative politics of the developing world. It addresses many of the key themes, issues, and forces that have shaped socioeconomic and political developments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These include the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, challenges of state building and regime consolidation, economic policy choices, the politics of ethnicity and gender, revolution, and the role of the military, and democratization. 

Prerequisite: POL201 Introduction to Political Science