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Transitions to Democracy in Southern Europe and Latin America

GOVT 286
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 286
Certificates: International Relations

This course will investigate the so-called third wave of transitions to democracy as it played itself out in Southern Europe and in a variety of Latin American countries. The course begins with an examination of a general theoretical framework for transitions to democracy, with a special focus on the roles of nondemocratic structures and legacies, of the military, and social movements. The course continues by investigating several cases of transition, including Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Nicaragua. It will assess and compare the motivations behind the different institutional choices in each country and their consequences for the consolidation of democracy. Finally, the course concludes with a discussion of the role the United States plays in influencing the course of Latin American political developments.

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: (LAST)

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