Politics in the Developing World
This course addresses the challenges developing countries typically face. What is developing world? What is development? What is democracy? How do democratic regimes emerge and endure and sometimes die? What about the relationship between development and democracy? What factors hinder or facilitate the democratization process? Areas of study include Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Iran, South Africa and Nigeria. Case studies help enormously to illustrate and understand the broader theoretical issues studied early in the semester.