This course explores the political, economic, and social challenges of Third World development. It presents cutting edge theoretical and empirical research in the field of political economy, and draws on evidence from around the world including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. In doing so, it covers a wide range of contemporary issues affecting developing countries. Students will learn to critically understand and analyze the problems of developing countries. Students will work in small groups and become an expert on one country in the developing world. Each student is required to write a policy report, which will enhance students? research skills.
Dr. Eunsook Jung is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She earned her Ph.D. in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2009. Her research interest lies in Islamic organizations and their political engagement in Indonesia. This semester, she teaches Politics of Asia (POLS 324), Political Islam (Honors 103), and Problems in Developing Nations (POLS 265). She will teach Political Violence (POLS 329), Politics of Southeast Asia (POLS 326) and Islam and Politics (POLS 328) in the spring.