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Latin American Politics

GOVT 302
Spring 2008 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 postrevolutionary Cuba wind up with a more centrally-planned economy and a more authoritarian political system than postrevolutionary Nicaragua? Which Latin American countries have been most successful at poverty reduction, and what accounts for their success?

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

Last Updated on DEC-04-2021
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