PG 380

Latin American Politics: Authoritarianism and Democracy

A broad survey of politics in a region often characterized by poverty, political instability, authoritarianism, populism, corruption, and violence. The course explores some of the major approaches to Latin American politics by focusing on political institutions, political culture, non-state actors, and civil society. The course is organized around key themes that are illustrated using numerous cases of Latin American democracy and authoritarianism, which may include (among others) Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Brazil.

Prerequisites: PG 102.