Classes

The Politics and Political Economy of Inequality in Latin America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Maps dimensions of contemporary inequalities in Latin America, the most unequal region in the world. Focuses on socioeconomic origins and politics of, and strategies and policies for overcoming, inequality. Topics examined include colonial legacies, regimes and economic development models, systems of political representation, legal systems, political parties and social movements, and education, social welfare, and social insurance policies. Emphasis is on distributive conflicts and their resolutions. Considers a diversity of Latin American experiences with inequality.

Politics in Brazil (Gov 1292)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Introduces students to politics and political change in Latin America's largest country. Outlines historical perspectives and contemporary challenges, and examines political institutions, civil society, and contemporary politics and policy. Emphasis is on how institutional change, decentralization, and the mobilization of civil society have interacted to change the trajectory of Brazilian politics by deepening citizen participation, strengthening political parties and political representation, reforming social policy, guaranteeing citizenship rights, and ultimately reducing...

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