This course provides an introduction to Latin American politics, focusing on three broad issues: economic development, democratization and struggles against social inequality. With regard to development, we will examine the strategies that have been pursued for achieving economic growth, the theories and coalitions underlying them, and their results. On the question of democratization, we will ponder the reasons for Latin America's historic democratic deficit, the causes of its recent turn toward democracy, and the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary regimes. The section on inequality will focus on attempts to achieve radical social change through guerrilla strategies, examining cases of both apparent failure and success.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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