Spring 2024 International Affairs U6438 section 001

Persistent Problems in the Global South:

Persistent Probs-Global South

Call Number 10235
Day & Time
W 11:00am-12:50pm
402 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Rumela Sen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course, Persistent Problems in the Global South: Policies and Politics for Sustainable Development, examines the politics around some persistent policy problems in the Global South, against the background of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The term Global South, used mostly by intergovernmental organizations, refers to the economically disadvantaged countries also known as developing countries or the Third World. However, in recent years and within a variety of fields, Global South is also employed in a post-national sense to address spaces and peoples within the borders of wealthier countries negatively impacted by globalization. This course is explicitly comparative, and will draw on the histories and national experiences of developing countries around the world. Each week we will address one persistent sustainable development problem in the Global South in an empirically grounded case-based method, while also referring to solid theoretical frameworks and policy literature. Alongside recognizing national-level specificities, we will also examine how these countries face similar constraints arising from shared colonial experience, resource paucity and institutional barriers, which distinguish them from richer countries in the Global North.

Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 24 students (25 max) as of 6:06PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject International Affairs
Number U6438
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To Architecture, Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, SIPA, Journalism, Law, Public Health, Professional Studies, Social Work
Campus Morningside
Section key 20241INAF6438U001