Wolfram W. Latsch
Provides a broad understanding of international issues and United States policy. Students explore U.S. foreign policy and theories of major international actors in international trade, security, and strategic concerns, refugee policy, conflict resolution, development assistance, and the environment. Offered: jointly with PB AF 530/POL S 534.
The purpose of this course is to investigate key challenges to global development and global cooperation and to investigate these challenges within a framework that emphasizes the importance of institutions and institutional design in promoting or hampering economic and political development, and in promoting or hampering effective solutions to key issues. The course will emphasize the importance of understanding how institutions create the ‘incentive environment’ within which private and public actors make choices and decisions – and to appreciate the challenge of institutional design and reform.The course will identify key challenges to global development and security, assess these challenges, and attempted to prioritize them.
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