Mary P. Callahan
POL S 450
Relationships among political, social, and economic changes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Problems of economic and political development, revolution and reform, state-society relations, imperialism and dependency. Offered: jointly with SIS 456.
We will examine how states (and not other kinds of social institutions) have come to establish dominant political authority in some cases, and in others have barely functioned as anything more than a theatrical stage on which national elites portray (rather than project or deploy) power. The class will focus on the often fragile nature of state-society relations outside the North American and Western European world.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
General Method of Instruction: The class will be a lecture.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments: Students will be expected to integrate lectures, required readings, films and current events. Reading assignments likely to run 200-300 pages a week.