2555 - Poverty, Populism, Democracy and Economic Development
Poverty, populism, democracy and economic development: Are they related? In spite of sustained international and national efforts and substantial amounts of funds invested, poverty continues in many parts of the world. Initial sessions this semester will include an analysis of this situation and measures that have been applied to reduce poverty. Populist proposals, examples and results will be considered. We will also analyze the role and effectiveness of democracy in achieving economic and social development, reduction of poverty and economic growth in developing countries. Interactive class participation and discussion will be encouraged. Lecture (plus questions), Facilitated Discussion
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