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POLD90, Human Development and Public Policy in the Global South, also taught at UTSC, takes as its starting point the fact that most countries of the Global South face enormous challenges in improving the welfare of their populations. We begin by examining the meaning of “human development” and the impact of poverty and inequality on life chances. We then turn to a discussion of the constraints imposed by domestic power structures and by the current international economic and political order on policies that could contribute to improved social outcomes. The course continues with an in-depth examination of the policy experiences and challenges of three specific cases: South Korea, Indonesia, and Mexico—countries with distinct policy and social improvement outcomes. The final weeks of the course are devoted to a discussion of strategies to reduce poverty in the short and long terms. Course Outline

POLC94, Globalization, Gender and development, (a UTSC course as well), opens with a discussion of the official and academic literature on gender and development and how this literature has been heavily shaped by the changing international context. The first part of the course surveys the competing perspectives on the gendered impact of the western “development enterprise” and the more recent phenomenon of economic globalization. This section considers a range of perspectives from the changing strategies of development institutions, to western feminist scholarship, to the perspectives of global south feminists and poor women. In this part of the course, we pay particular attention to the links between these differing perspectives and the disagreements among them. We then move on to examine the impact of economic globalization on women’s social welfare and to the struggles engaged in by women to secure improvements for themselves and their families. Topics include an examination of the relationship between women and the state, the role of women in processes of democratization, and the ways in which women resist authoritarian and patriarchical arrangements. We explore three case studies of women’s struggles against authoritarianism and patriarchy in Afghanistan, Argentina and Mexico. Course Outline