17.558 Political Economy and Technological Change in the Middle East
Provides a focus on, and context for, technology change, with specific reference to contemporary conflicts and competing ideologies, Islam and politics, post-colonial experiences, and patterns of social pressures. Examines role of technological and scientific institutions, and potentials for technology leapfrogging. Changing environment of international business is explored, as are patterns of investments in the region. Provides students with interdisciplinary approach to development in the Middle East. Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.
Region: Middle East
MIT Department: Political Science