Democracy and Development in Latin America|
Spring 2021 not offered
This seminar examines democracy, economic development, and social welfare policy in Latin America. The topics to be addressed include regime classification, populism and neo-populism, the recent rise of the left, women in politics, the political economy of economic growth and human development, the export of natural resources, the recent decline of income inequality, the history of social welfare policy in the region, and recent social policy innovations including conditional cash transfer programs.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
Partial list of probable readings:
Gerring, John, et al. "Democracy and Human Development," JOURNAL OF POLITICS January 2012
Weyland, Kurt, "The Rise of Latin America's Two Lefts: Insight from Rentier State Theory," COMPARATIVE POLITICS January 2009
Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie, "Still Supermadres? Gender and the Policy Priorities of Latin American Legislators," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE July 2006
Torvik, Ragnar, "Why Do Some Resource-Abundant Countries Succeed While Others Do Not?," OXFORD REVIEW OF ECONOMIC POLICY Summer 2009
Lustig, Nora, et al., "Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s," WORLD DEVELOPMENT April 2013
Fiszbein, Ariel, and Norbert Schady, CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFERS (2009)
Armando Barrientos, "On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America," UNU-WIDER 2011
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Response papers to weekly readings, research design, term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
During pre-registration please visit me in office hours so we can discuss whether you have the appropriate background for this course. If you do, I will sign your POI form before course selection runs.
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