2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
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2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IIS 017 PZ - History and Political Economy of Natural Resources

Also HIST 017 PZ 

This course surveys the modern history and political economy of natural resources. Though we will focus on gold, diamonds, and oil, the course also addresses larger issues of resource exploitation within specific historical, political, and economic settings. We begin with the so-called “scramble for Africa,” when European nations carved up Africa between them at Berlin Conference in 1885. This scramble for Africa and its resources was later extended to other regions of the non-western world, such as the Middle East. The course will then explore the role of natural resources in internal and global conflicts, from the colonial to the post-colonial periods, focusing on how those conflicts played themselves out in Africa and the Middle East.

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