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IR 323 Political Economy of Industrialization and Development 4 Credits

Political foundation and consequences of economic development and growth. Global inequality in the rates and levels of economic development. Analysis of the differences between the development strategies adopted in different parts of the world. Explanations for patterns of success and failure. Origins of underdevelopment; the politics of failed development strategies; the challenge of the increasingly competitive world economy and relations with the U.S. and other developed nations. Consent of department required.
Prerequisites: IR 125 and IR 010
Attribute/Distribution: SS