PG 380

Latin American Politics

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 a number of cases, which may include among other, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Brazil.

Prerequisites: PG 102, 103, or LAS 100.