Course Info

Problems of Political Development

POL 321


Course Materials

The following books and cases are required and may be purchased at the University of Hartford Bookstore


  • Philip McMichael, Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, 3d ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004
  • Richard Peet, with Elaine Hartwick, Theories of Development, New York: The Guilford Press, 1999
  • Bruce Rich, Mortgaging the Earth: The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the Crisis of Development. Beacon Press, 1995

Case Studies:

  • Mark Montgomery, "Sustainable Development or Environmental Imperialism: Guinea-Bissau and the Hazardous Waste Trade," Pew Case Study 214
  • Gregory P. Corning, "Managing the Asian Meltdown: The IMF and South Korea," Pew Case Study 235
  • Paul C. Sondrol, "Power Play in Paraguay: The Rise and Fall of General Alfredo Stroessner," Pew Case Study 612
  • Mark Tessler and Lori Brand, "Democracy and Islam in Arab Politics," Pew Case Study 611

Additional Readings

  • Internet Readings: Several readings on the syllabus are directly accessible on the Web. Just click on the title.
  • Several readings are in PDF formate and are accessible through Blackboard. I will alert you to them as they approach.