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2015-2016 Catalog

GOVT 420 Topics in Latin American Politics

This course is an advanced seminar covering Latin American politics from the 1930s to the present, with a focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. The course is organized thematically, exploring topics such as the perils of presidentialism; the roots of party system stability; the recent resurgence of populism; the decline of corporatism; the rise of new social movements; the Catholic Church; state weakness; and the left turn. [W]

Prerequisite

GOVT 102 or GOVT 103, and one additional International or Comparative elective

Instructor

Van Dyck