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Andrew March

Visiting Professor of Public Policy


This course examines the normative principles that are of great importance to political and economic development, and explores how choices in the design of the institutions and procedures of governance promote certain specifications of these normative principles and hinder others. The principles we examine include well-being, freedom, autonomy, equality, justice, and legitimacy. The institutions and procedures of governance we explore include rule of law, constitutions, majority rule, and representation.

The course is required of, and open only to, candidates for the MPA in International Development degree at the Harvard Kennedy School.