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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 681 - BRICS & The Global Economy
Three out of every seven people in the world today live in BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  BRICS today account for over a third of the global foreign exchange reserves and over a quarter of global output.  This course will provide, using workable in-class case studies, an in depth analysis of comparative economic development across BRICS economies from a policy-oriented perspective. The course will examine how these countries became the “driving economies”, marshaling substantial resources and large populations to industrialize, growing at rapid rates, and maintaining central positions in their respective regions and the international political economy. And why the recent growth in some BRICS economies seems to have stalled and even turned negative for others. Current growth strategies of BRICS economies also offer us the opportunity to look into the larger questions of global order and national development. How can states and markets work together to generate equitable and participatory growth? How should the BRICS economies be factored into the 21st century’s policy challenges, especially in reworking international financial institutions after the recent economic crisis? The course will evaluate if BRICS are the next drivers of economic growth for the global economy or if we need a new acronym now?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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