'Globalization', Democracy, and Social Change in the Americas|
AMST 263, LAST 250|
This course will examine various perspectives on the relationship between globalization and democray in Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the central questions we will try to answer are: What is the meaning of democracy when, in the context of a hierarchical global economic system, the ability of citizens of less developed or less powerful nation-states to determine the agenda of their nation-states is usurped by social actors (governments, international organizations, or multinational corporations) who are neither citizens nor accountable to the demos of those nation-states? And what are the limits of such practices on the ability of the citizens of the subordinate countries to effect social change to deal with social injustices and the inequalities between rich and poor countries, and rich and poor classes? We will consider these issues by looking at the three case studies.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings by David Held, Juan Linz, Philippe Schmitter, Dietrich Rueschmeyer, Evelyne Huber Stephens, and John Stephens, Adam Przeworski, Guillermo O'Donnell, William Robinson, Thomas Pogge, Jurgen Habermas, Peter Evans, as well as readings on Haiti, Cuba, and Venezuela.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 8 page take-home essays, or one take-home essay and a 12-15 page research paper.
|Instructor(s): Dupuy,Alex Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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