IDS-351   Theories of International Development

An in depth study of some of the major contemporary theories about the causes and explanations of low levels of development as well as corresponding recommendations for promoting development at a national/international level. The main focus is on the primary causal factors of national development emphasized by different contemporary theories. Such factors include economic institutions and policies, political institutions and governance, cultural and religious orientations and practices, human rights, geography, natural resources, and the natural environment, technology, social capital and civil society, and globalization/imperialism. Prerequisite: IDS 201, SPHO 205 or permission of instructor.