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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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PL 349 - States, Markets and Politics in Developing Countries


Credits: 4
An examination of economic and social development in the Global South. Students analyze the market-building policies of states through a comparative perspective with a special focus on developing countries. Students evaluate concepts, theoretical perspectives, and key issues that constitute the field of political economy of development. The first part of the course explores the shifting role of states and markets in development policy since before the Great Depression. The second part brings together multiple viewpoints to examine the key actors in the Global South, the current phase of globalization, the growing competitiveness of some developing countries such as Brazil, India, China, Russia and Turkey, and the causes of stagnation in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prerequisites:  .
Note(s): (Designated a Cultural Diversity course; fulfills social sciences requirement.)
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