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Latin American Politics

GOVT 302
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 302
Certificates: International Relations

This course explores democratization, revolution, and poverty in Latin America, with special attention to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Questions to be addressed include: Why does Argentina lurch periodically from free-wheeling democracy to murderous military rule? Why is authoritarianism usually less harsh -- but democracy often more shallow -- in Brazil than in Argentina? How democratic are Latin America's new democracies? Why did post-revolutionary Cuba wind up with a more centrally-planned economy and a more authoritarian political system than post-revolutionary Nicaragua? Which Latin American countries have been most successful at poverty reduction, and what accounts for their success?

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)

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