Anthony J Gill
POL S 543
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.
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 %