Latin American Studies | Comparative Revolutions
L426 | 2958 | Seligson, A.


This course introduces approaches and empirical cases for solving two
puzzles.  First, how do revolutions and social movements emerge and
sustain themselves?  Second, what makes some revolutions and social
movements succeed at achieving their goals, while others fail?  This
course explores, using Latin American cases, the approaches that
political scientists and sociologists have used to understand the
causes for the emergence and trajectory of revolutions and movements,
the tactics that revolutionaries and social movement activists use,
and the success and failure of revolutions and movements.