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as of 9/23/2019

POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - Australian National University - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 135
Full UC Title: POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA 
Transcript Title: POL LATIN AMERICA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the patterns of political and economic change in modern Latin America. It begins with the rise of industrialization, state-led development (ISI), and the emergence of populism in the 1930s-40s, the wave of military coups of the 1960s-70s, the processes of democratization and neoliberalism of the 1980s-90s, and the regional turn to the Left plus the emergence of a post-reform agenda in the 2000s. Covering five countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela), this course investigates the causes and consequences of populism, revolution, military authoritarian and bureaucratic authoritarian rule, democratization, and neoliberalism. It also considers topics such as the “weak democracy syndrome” plus critical issues for Latin American democracy and development such a violence and insecurity, inequality, social inclusion/exclusion, popular participation, social mobilizations, and the rise of indigenous politics. The course compares a variety of theoretical approaches (modernization, cultural, institutionalist, personal-leadership, and post-structuralist interpretations) in order to explain both change and continuity, and the differences that exist across the countries that have been chosen for in-depth analysis. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA 
Partner University Department: Political Science 
Partner University Course Number: POLS2095