This seven-week, course is open to any graduate student focuses on the evolution of a given country's economic, political and social institutions and policies, beginning with the historical origins of the country. Students will examine why the country embarked on the development strategies in different periods and what the consequences of those strategies were. The course will progress to the current period and examine the pressing policy issues facing the country today and how the leaders are dealing with those problems given the internal and external constraints. The interests of the students will help shape which current policies will be examined more closely in the last part of the course. Grades will be based on one 10-page policy paper and a final exam.