2023-2024 Catalog

GOVT 420 Issues in Contemporary Latin American Politics

Government 420 is an advanced seminar in Latin American politics that focuses on present-day issues. The course proceeds thematically, examining topics such as party systems, presidentialism, neopopulism, democratic deconsolidation, economic and social inequality, deindustrialization and informalization, new social movements (including indigenous movements), the decline of Catholicism and rise of Protestantism and secularism, the problem of homicide, the regional policy landscape, and the vital, persistent issue of state ineffectiveness. [W]


GOVT 102 or GOVT 103, or permission of instructor


Van Dyck