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SIS-650 Global Economy and Sustainable Development (3)

Course Level: Graduate

An inquiry into the political economy of development; centered on two levels of analysis: the evolution of global economic activity in the post-World War II period; with primary focus on trade and foreign investment; and the relationship between such global economic interactions and sustainable development (in social; environmental; and economic terms) in Third World countries. Special attention is given to NGO (including labor unions); private sector and government initiatives to make trade and investment more supportive of socially and environmentally sustainable development. The course provides an introduction to corporate responsibility/accountability. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: SIS-637 (may be taken concurrently).