Latin American Politics|
|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.
The research design is a precis of the term paper, so the course involves a degree of rewriting of written assignments.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A research project (involving a research design and a 15-20 page research paper) and two in-class exams, one covering each half of the course. Participation in class discussion.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during pre-registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor I will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): Touchton,Michael Ryan Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 11|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 4||FR: 0|
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