Political Science | Latin American Politics
Y337 | 3941 | Seligson


This class will analyze explanations for why Latin American regimes
have undergone waves of change from authoritarianism to democracy and
back to authoritarianism again.  The course will begin with a brief
historical overview of South America and Central America.  It will
then explore the causes for regime change by examining the role of
elections, political parties, the military, political culture,
social movements, revolutions, and the economy.