17.524 State, Society, and Political Behavior in Developing Contexts


Class Info

Examines the political behavior of citizens in developing countries and the question of why governmental performance remains poor in these contexts, despite citizen efforts, international aid, and civil society initiatives. Evaluates and builds on our current understanding of political behavior and state-society relations when democratic institutions are weak, state capacity is low, and regimes are changing. Explores these questions by drawing on new and old literatures from institutional, sociological, psychological, and political economy perspectives.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.524 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Tsai.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Fridays in E53-485.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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