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Latin American Politics

GOVT 302
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 302
Certificates: International Relations

This course explores why some Latin American countries have done better than others at promoting economic development and consolidating political democracy. During the 19th and 20th centuries volatile swings between democracy and dictatorship, growth and stagnation, and stasis and revolution were the norm in Latin America. Recently, however, countries such as Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Uruguay have begun to enjoy the benefits of stable economic development and democratic consolidation, wheras others such as Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Venezuela have remained mired in poverty and poor governance. In addition to addressing variation within Latin America, the course explores why Latin America as a whole differs from other world regions on various dimensions of political evolution and economic development.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
The research design is a precis of the term paper, so the course involves a degree of rewriting of written assignments.
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)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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