POSC 160S Globalization and Underdevelopment

The globalization of trade, finance, and migration has significant implications on countries’ prospects for economic development. This course explores the relationship between globalization and development in historical and contemporary context through key perspectives on global inequality, development strategies, governance, institutions, and technology. The goal of this course is to equip students with the ability to intelligently discuss and critically assess the complex relationship between economic globalization and development in different regions. Students considering a career in policy making, academic research, development work, management, consulting, or activism, as well as those simply seeking to enhance their knowledge and sharpen their analytical skills, would do well to grasp the fundamentals of economic globalization and development today.

Course offered: Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2020, Spring 2022

Steven Liao
Steven Liao
Assistant Professor of Political Science