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Globalization, Democracy, and Social Change in the Americas
SOC 260
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: 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 regional 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 several case studies.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)

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