Latin American Politics|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course explores democracy, development, and revolution in Latin America, with special attention to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Questions to be addressed include, Why has Argentina lurched periodically from free-wheeling democracy to murderous military rule? Why is authoritarianism usually less harsh, but democracy often more shallow, in Brazil than in Argentina? How democratic are Latin America's contemporary democracies? What accounts for the success or failure of attempted social revolutions in Latin America? Why did postrevolutionary Cuba wind up with a more centrally-planned economy and a more authoritarian political system than postrevolutionary Nicaragua? How much progress has each of these countries made toward creating a more affluent, educated, healthy, and equitable society?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(EDST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two examinations, one covering the first half of the course and one covering the second half.
Research project involving research design and term paper.
Daily 3x5 file card with a quotation/short comment on the readings for each class session.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during pre-registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor I will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): McGuire,James W. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC422; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 9||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|