2023-2024 Catalog

GOVT 227 Latin American Political History from the Conquest to the Present

This course examines Latin American political history since the Iberian conquest. Topics include colonialism and its legacies, the rise of the oligarchy, industrialization and populism, Marxist revolutionary movements, military coups and dictatorships, the neoliberal turn, the third wave of democratization, the recent resurgence of the left, and the even more recent reversal of the left turn. The course employs various theoretical approached to explain broad regional patterns as well as important cross-national differences. [W]


GOVT 102 or GOVT 103 or permission of instructor


Van Dyck