221.614.01 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR PH PRACTIONERS
Provides a basic understanding of structures of authority and power; economics and political systems; role and limits of international organizations in development; current concepts of development and the political process; state collapse; and the origins of conflicts. Focus is on developing countries. Compares regional political trends and forces in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet bloc that affect health of populations and development of health services.
The goal of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the structures of authority and power, economics and political systems. When you finish this course you will have the knowledge to: 1) define a collapsed state and list the signs of impending state weakness; 2) understand the limitations of fragile states and be able to set out the ways health systems must adapt to function in these circumstances; 3) list the ways political trends affect disease patterns and development programs.
- Friday 1:30 - 3:20