Department of Political Science

PSC 580 Political Economy of Development

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics, Positive Theory
Typically offered every other year

Spring 2009

Course Syllabus

This course reviews recent advances in nondemocratic politics and the political economy of developing countries. We will tackle such issues as the economic foundations of democratic transitions and the economic impact of power struggles in dictatorships. The course combines the use of formal models with case studies and econometrics.