GOVT 3293

GOVT 3293

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course is designed as an introduction to political, economic, and social issues in 20th century Latin America. Topics are organized chronologically, beginning with the crisis of agro-export economies and oligarchic rule in the 1930s, the onset of state-led development and mass politics in the 1930s and 40s, the military takeovers and revolutionary struggles of the 1960s and 70s, patterns of democratization and market liberalization in the 1980s and 90s, and the recent experience with populist and leftist governments in much of the region. Among the main issues covered are populism and corporatism, dependency theory and import-substitution industrialization, different patterns of authoritarian rule, social movements and revolution, democratic breakdowns and transitions, the debt crisis and market reforms, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Throughout the semester, we will draw on examples from the entire region, but focus on paradigmatic national cases. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is not required.  

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3290LATA 3290

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16407GOVT 3293  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Spanish Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3293 may enroll in an optional one credit course, SPAN 3020.

  • 16408GOVT 3293  DIS 201

  • 16409GOVT 3293  DIS 202

  • 16410GOVT 3293  DIS 203

  • 16411GOVT 3293  DIS 204