Political Science & Micropolitics of International Development
— IDVP 302 (3)
The politics of international development refers to government-sponsored ideas, strategies, and policies pertaining to economic growth and social improvement in the poor countries of the world. It takes place in three (distinct and interlocking) settings: within wealthy countries of Europe, North America, and Asia; within the poor countries of Africa, Asia, and South America; and within the international system as represented primarily by the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Each setting offers possibilities but also contains limitations for political action. The overall picture is that, while the socio-economic problems of the global poor are immense, the political capacity to address them is severely constrained by the absence of cohesion in the global polity. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in BUSI.
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