HS 235F — Democracy and Development

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Examines the relation between democracy and development geared for development practitioners and policy-makers. Students will discuss if democracy is essential for sustainable development and, if so, what kinds of democracy should be promoted in developing countries. The major critiques of aid and development theory rooted in secular democracy, free-market economies, and human rights will be explored. Usually offered every year.
Rajesh Sampath