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Latin American Politics
GOVT 302 FA
This course explores democratization, revolution, and poverty in Latin America, with special attention to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Questions to be addressed include: Why does Argentina lurch periodically
free-wheeling democracy to murderous military rule? Why is authoritarianism usually less harsh -- but democracy often more shallow -- in Brazil than in Argentina? How democratic are Latin America's new democracies? Why
post-revolutionary Cuba wind up with a more centrally-planned economy and a more authoritarian political system than post-revolutionary Nicaragua? Which Latin American countries have been most successful at poverty
and what accounts for their success?
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Research design, major research paper, two in-class exams.
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 on-line registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor I
will consider in making Drop/Add
period registration decisions.
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- Instructor(s): McGuire,James W.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 30)
- SR. major: 15 Jr. major: 12
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 3 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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