URP 576– Comparative International Development Planning
Course No.: 23202
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Semester: 2014 Spring
Location: Diefendorf – 202
Meeting Day(s): Mondays
Meeting Time: 10:00AM - 12:40PM
Planners, scholars and development practitioners commonly recognize that the law plays a critical role in economic development policy by framing opportunity and constraining action. Combining a legal lens with the case study method, this 3-credit hour course offers students an introductory perspective on the ways in which the law and legal institutions impact planning and policy in countries throughout the world. After an introduction to international economic development theory and the role of law in economic development, the class will survey key topics in law and development, with accompanying case studies, in areas such as corruption, property rights, the constitution, ethnic tension, contract law, gender, trade and investment, and the role of foreign aid and international institutions.