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    Macalester College
  Feb 17, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLI 245 - Latin American Politics

Comparative study of political institutions and conflicts in several Latin American countries. Through a mix of empirical and theoretical work, we analyze concepts and issues such as authoritarianism and democratization, neoliberalism, state terror and peace processes, guerrilla movements, party systems, populism, the Cuban Revolution, and U.S. military intervention. Themes are explored through diverse teaching methods including discussion, debates, simulations, partisan narratives, lecture, film, and poetry. POLI 141  or   recommended. Alternate years. (4 Credits)