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.