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Jose A Lucero
POL S 342
Seattle Campus

Government and Politics of Latin America

Analysis of the political dynamics of change in Latin America comparing various national approaches to the political problems of modernization, economic development, and social change. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 342.

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This course will familiarize students with the rich histories of several Latin American countries and introduce region-specific actors and events, in the context of social scientific theorizing of such processes as colonialism, imperialism, regime change, revolution, democratization, identity politics, and issues in political economy. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a map quiz, short paper, midterm, final and participation.

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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 02/20/2009