POL447H1: Political Economy of Development


The course explores the rise, evolution, and performance of the dominant neoliberal approach to development and poverty reduction. It also assesses the feasibility and efficacy of alternative development strategies. Case studies are drawn from Latin America, Asia, and Africa.


POL201Y1/​POL215Y1/​POL301Y1/​POL305Y1/​(POLB90H3, POLB91H3); minimum 14 credits

Recommended Preparation: 

Introductory economics is helpful

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)