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Political Economy and Development Track

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The Political Economy and Development track studies how the interplay between the economic system, politics, and institutions allocates resources and generates incentives. Topics include markets, poverty, welfare, inequality, taxation, regimes, transitions, growth, ethnicity, religion, and culture.

Political Science Courses

POLISCI 18N: Civil War and International Politics: Syria in Context
POLISCI 25N: The US Congress in Historical and Comparative Perspective
POLISCI 28N: The Changing Nature of Racial Identity in American Politics
POLISCI 31Q: Justice and Cities
POLISCI 43Q: Immigration Crisis? Policy Dilemmas in the US and Europe**
POLISCI 46N: Contemporary African Politics
POLISCI 101: Introduction to International Relations
POLISCI 102: Politics and Public Policy
POLISCI 103/336S: Justice
POLISCI 104: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLISCI 110C/110X: America and the World Economy
POLISCI 110G: Governing the Global Economy
POLISCI 114D/314D: Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
POLISCI 115E: Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges
POLISCI 116: International History of Nuclear Weapons**
POLISCI 118P: U.S. Relations in Iran
POLISCI 120B: Campaigns, Voting, Media, and Elections
POLISCI 121: Political Power in American Cities
POLISCI 121L: Racial-Ethnic Politics in the United States
POLISCI 122: Introduction to American Law
POLISCI 124L/324L: The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America
POLISCI 125M: Latino Social Movements
POLISCI 125S: Chicano/Latino Politics
POLISCI 127A: Finance and Society for non-MBAs
POLISCI 137A/337A: Political Philosophy: The Social Contract Tradition
POLISCI 141A: Immigration and Multiculturalism
POLISCI 143S: Comparative Corruption
POLISCI 146A: African Politics
POLISCI 147: Comparative Democratic Development
POLISCI 148/348: Chinese Politics
POLISCI 149S: Islam, Iran, and the West
POLISCI 149T: Middle Eastern Politics
POLISCI 153/354: Thinking Strategically
POLISCI 153Z: Thinking Strategically
POLISCI 210A: Special Topics: Solving Global Challenges**
POLISCI 211S: Special Topics: The United States and Europe: A Renewed Imperative?**
POLISCI 213E: Introduction to European Studies
POLISCI 215D: Special Topics: Dilemmas of Democracy and Security in Israel and the Middle East**
POLISCI 216: State Building
POLISCI 216E/316: International History and International Relations Theory**
POLISCI 217M/317M: Special Topics: International Democratization**
POLISCI 220: Urban Policy Research Lab
POLISCI 220C/320C: The Politics of the Administrative State
POLISCI 220R/320R: The Presidency
POLISCI 221A: American Political Development, 1865-present
POLISCI 222P: Creating American Republic
POLISCI 223B: Money, Power, and Politics in the New Gilded Age
POLISCI 225L/325L: Law and the New Political Economy
POLISCI 231/331: High-Stakes Politics: Case Studies in Political Philosophy, Institutions, and Interests
POLISCI 232T/332T: The Dialogue of Democracy
POLISCI 234P/334P: Deliberative Democracy and it's Critics
POLISCI 236/236S: Theories and Practices of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector
POLISCI 238R: The Greeks and the Rational: Deliberation, Strategy, and Choice in Ancient Greek Political Thought
POLISCI 241A: Political Economy of Development
POLISCI 241S: Spatial Approaches to Social Science
POLISCI 241B: Special Topics: Comparative Political Economy (Latin America)**
POLISCI 241T: Political Economy of Gender
POLISCI 243D: Special Topics: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution**
POLISCI 244U/344U: Political Culture
POLISCI 245R: Politics of Modern Iran
POLISCI 246A/446A: Paths to The Modern World: Islam and The West
POLISCI 246P/346P: The Dynamics of Change in Africa**
POLISCI 247A/347A: Games Developing Nations Play
POLISCI 247G: Governance and Poverty
POLISCI 248S/348S: Latin American Politics
POLISCI 311E: Political Economy I**
POLISCI 327C: Law of Democracy
POLISCI 344: Politics and Geography
**Course no longer offered

Pre-Approved Courses

Course Number Course Name
AFRICAST 111/211
Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa
AFRICAST 112/212
AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa
ANTHRO 337 The Politics of Humanitarianism
Human Rights in Comparative and Historical Perspective
COMM 157/257/357 Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes
EASTASN 295/95 Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications**
ECON 1 Principals of Economics
ECON 50 Economic Analysis I
ECON 51 Economic Analysis II
ECON 52 Economic Analysis III
ECON 102A Introduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social Scientists
ECON 102B Applied Econometrics
ECON 106/206
(EARTHSYS 106/206, ESS 106/206)
World Food Economy
ECON 113
Economics of Innovation**
ECON 116
American Economic History**
ECON 155 Environmental Economics and Policy
EDUC 197
(FEMGEN 297, SOC 134)
Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives
HISTORY 70/170B Culture, Politics, and Society in Latin America**
HISTORY 106A Global Human Geography: Asia and Africa
HISTORY 106B Global Human Geography: Europe and Americas
HISTORY 181B Formation of the Contemporary Middle East**
HISTORY 187 The Islamic Republics: Politics and Society in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan**
HUMBIO 129S Global Public Health
INTNLREL 123 Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities
The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War
(AFRICAST 142/242)
Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice
IPS 244 U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia
IPS 246 China on the World Stage
MS&E 180 Organizations: Theory and Management
OSPBER 15 Shifting Alliances? The European Union and the US**
OSPBER 79 The Political Economy of Germany in Europe: an Historical-Comparative Perspective
OSPBER 115X The German Economy: Past and Present**
OSPBER 126X A People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU
OSPCPTWN 31 Political Economy of Foreign Aid
OSPCPTWN 69 Comparatively Assessing South Africa's Transition to Democracy: Past, Present and Future
OSPCPTWN 76 (South) Africa Rising: Implications for Conflict, Democracy, and Human Rights**
OSPFLOR 78 The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union
OSPISTAN 72 Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World**
OSPOXFRD 18 Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics**
OSPOXFRD 34 American and British Politics: A Critical Comparison**
OSPPARIS 32 French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past
OSPSANTG 116X Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century
PUBLPOL 106/206
(ECON 154)
Law and Economics
REES 320 State and Nation Building in Central Asia
SIW 103 Economic Growth & Development Patterns, Policies, and Prospects
SIW 198Z International Economic Policy
SOC 111/211
State and Society in Korea
SOC 117A/217A China Under Mao
SOC 135/235 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States
SOC 140/240 Introduction to Social Stratification
SOC 145/245
(CSRE 145)
Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA
THINK 42 Thinking Through Africa: Perspectives on Health, Wealth, and Well-Being
  **Course no longer offered