Politics of Developing Areas - Pol S 340
Here is the question set. The exam is on 13 Dec., Wed., from 2:15-4:15 in our normal classroom.
I will have office hours on 11 Dec., Mon. from 9-11:15 and 12:30-4:30. I will also be in the office on 13 Dec. from 10-11:15 and 12:30-2:10.
Iraq Study Group Report
The ISG report (it is a large PDF file) has a good discussion of current politics in Iraq in the "Assessment" section from p.3-25.
Correa wins in Ecuador
Tamil Tigers have "no other option but an independent state for the people of Tamil Eelam".
Further Syllabus Update
13, 15 & 17 Nov. (3rd Test, 17 Nov.)
27 & 29 Nov. & 1 Dec.
4, 6 & 8 Dec.
Repressing Civil Society in China, Singapore & Zimbabwe
Singapore partially backed down from its ban on 27 activists from attending the IMF-World Bank meetings there earlier this month.
When civil society really goes down the crapper due to government repression, see this Frontline/World video on Zimbabwe's deterioration under its dictator, Robert Mugabe. Freedom House has this damning report.
Freedom House had the freedom of three Muslim-majority electoral democracies since Diamond's report. For 2005, Mali, Senegal, and Indonesia were free, electoral democracies.