UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

IPEC4302 - Political Economy of Developing Countries

IPEC 4302 Political Economy of Developing Countries (3 semester credit hours) Is democracy "good'' for growth, or is that just a myth? Is democracy conducive for the development of a capitalistic market system, or does capitalism stunt the advancement of democracy? How have developing countries attempted to "govern the market" to achieve development? How do natural resources affect democracy and society? Are IMF programs "good'' for democracy and growth? This class will explore the relationship between capitalism and democracy in the context of developing countries. (3-0) T