Governance and Development

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Governance and Development

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Area of Specialization Curriculum

The Governance and Development area of specialization is guided by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at FSI. Students must complete two required courses, and choose at least three electives from the pre-approved list below - for a minimum of 20 total units.


Required Courses

ECON 118: Development Economics 
INTLPOL 220: Comparative Political Economy of Development 


Pre-Approved Electives


Currently Offered (AY 2022-23)

CEE 265D: Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries    
COMM 230A: Digital Civil Society
EARTHSYS 194: Introduction to Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Gender and Place
EASTASN 289K: Korea and the World  
ECON 246: Labor Economics I
EDUC 306A: Economics of Education in the Global Economy 
GSBGEN 514: Creating and Scaling High Potential Ventures in Developing Economies
INTLPOL 204B: Economic Policy Analysis for Policymakers
INTLPOL 225: Technology Policy, Innovation, and Startup Ecosystems: Japan and Comparative Perspectives
INTLPOL 226: Current Issues in South East Asia
INTLPOL 230: Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
INTLPOL 231B: Understanding Russia: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order
INTLPOL 244D: Asia-Pacific Transformation
INTLPOL 253: AI and Rule of Law: A Global Perspective
INTLPOL 272: Empirical Methods in Sustainable Development
INTLPOL 280: Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals
INTLPOL 281: Global Poverty and the Law
INTLPOL 282: Global Human Rights and Local Practice
INTLPOL 290: Practical Approaches to Global Health Research
INTLPOL 291: Theories of Change in Global Health
INTLPOL 323: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet
INTLPOL 350: International Law
INTLPOL 351: Law of Democracy
INTLPOL 355: International Human Rights
INTLPOL 358: Business, Social Responsibility, and Human Rights
INTNLREL 123: The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities
LAW 2506: Natural Resources Law and Policy
POLECON 680: Foundations of Political Economy
POLECON 683: Political Development Economics
POLISCI 147: Comparative Democratic Development
POLISCI 347G: Governance and Poverty
POLISCI 348S: Latin American Politics
PUBLPOL 301B: Economic Policy Analysis for Policymakers
STRAMGT 325: Impact: From Idea to Enterprise
STRAMGT 345: Impact: Taking Social Innovation to Scale
STRAMGT 584: Impact: Assessing High Impact Business Models in Emerging Markets



AFRICAST 235: Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems
CS 325B: Data for Sustainable Development
EARTHSYS 262: Data for Sustainable Development
GSBGEN 593: Business and Governments: Power and Engagement in the 21st Century World
HISTORY 303E: Infrastructure and Power in the Global South
INTLPOL 203: Trade and Development 
INTLPOL 203A: New Generation International Trade Policy and Trade Agreements
INTLPOL 204A: Microeconomics for Policy
INTPOL 207: Economics of Corruption
INTLPOL 214: Refugees in the Twenty-first Century
INTLPOL 215: Special Topics: State-Society Relations in the Contemporary Arab World- Key Concepts and Debates
INTLPOL 218: Political Mobilization and Democratic Breakthroughs
INTLPOL 224: Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia
INTLPOL 227: Finance, Corporations, and Society
INTLPOL 238: Social Movements in the Post Spring Arab World
INTLPOL 239: State responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab World
INTLPOL 242: American Foreign Policy: Interests, Values, and Process
INTLPOL 244: U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia
INTLPOL 257: Technology & Public Purpose: Practical Solutions for Innovation's Public Dilemmas
INTLPOL 352: State Building and the Rule of Law Seminar
INTLPOL 353: Policy Practicum: Human Rights & International Justice
INTLPOL 357: Transitional Justice
INTLPOL 364: Governing Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Institutions
LAW 2515: Environmental Justice
LAW 5036: Law and Ethics of War
MED 271: Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context
POLISCI 110G: Governing the Global Economy
POLISCI 147P: The Politics of Inequality
POLISCI 325L: Law and the New Political Economy
POLISCI 441L: Grad Seminar on Middle Eastern Politics
SOC 217A: China under Mao
SOC 217B: Chinese Politics and Society