Governance and Poverty (POLISCI 347G)

POLISCI
247G
Instructors
Magaloni-Kerpel, B. (PI)
Section Number
1
Poverty relief requires active government involvement in the provision of public services such as drinking water, healthcare, sanitation, education, roads, electricity and public safety. Failure to deliver public services is a major impediment to the alleviation of poverty in the developing world. This course will use an interdisciplinary approach to examining these issues, bringing together readings from across the disciplines of political science, economics, law, medicine and education to increase understanding of the complex causal linkages between political institutions, the quality of governance, and the capacity of developing societies to meet basic human needs. Conceived in a broadly comparative international perspective, the course will examine cross-national and field-based research projects, with a particular focus on Latin America and Mexico.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-SI
Units
3-5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
3:00 PM
Location
Encina West 400