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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
define a collapsed state and list the signs of impending state weakness
Discuss the limitations of fragile states and be able to set out the ways health systems must adapt to function in these circumstances
list the ways political trends affect disease patterns and development programs
- Friday 1:30 - 3:20