Politics 243 - Introduction to Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics

Cora Fernandez Anderson

MW 01:45PM-03:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Ciruti 206
Why has Latin America struggled to achieve democratic stability? Why is it the region of the world with the highest economic inequality? How have the periodic political and economic crises allowed for creative experimentation with policy alternatives to create a more equal and sustainable social order? This course examines the political and economic evolution and transformation of Latin America from the time of the European conquest until these very days, with a particular focus on the 20th century. It will also analyze how these general trends took specific shapes in each of the 7 countries studied: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.