GOV 1295: Comparative Politics in Latin America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2010
Course Title: Comparative Politics in Latin America
Catalog Number:4241
Course Type: Undergraduate
Professor: Steven Levitsky

 

Topics: Examines dynamics of political and economic change in modern Latin America, focusing on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela. Topics include the rise of populism and import-substituting industrialization, revolutions and revolutionary movements, the causes and consequences of military rule, the politics of economic reform, democratic transitions, and democratic consolidation. The course analyzes these phenomena from a variety of different theoretical perspectives, including cultural, dependency, institutionalist, and leadership-centered approaches. Meeting Time: M., W., 2-3:30