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Anthony J Gill
POL S 543
Seattle Campus

Latin American Politics

Theories of authoritarianism, corporatism, democratization, and revolution in Latin America. Explores role of international and domestic economic factors shaping politics and the affect of politics on economic development. Examines elite behavior and grassroots social movements.

Class description

Exploration of the political and economic problems besetting Latin America during the past half century. Emphasis will be on South America with applications to Mexico and Central America. Texts. Geddes, Politicianís Dilemma; Cohen, Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries; Moran, Foreign Direct Investment; Bates, Open-Economy Politics; others.

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Class assignments and grading

Three-four short analytical essays and a research proposal.

Grading. Papers: 75 % Project/presentation: 25 % Other: % TOTAL: 100 %


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Last Update by Cheryl J. Mehaffey
Date: 10/22/1999