Political Economy of Latin America

A colored political map of South America.

Map of South and Latin America. (Image courtesy of United States Department of Agriculture.)

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MIT Course Number

17.554

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This class explores the politics of economic reform in Latin America. Topics addressed include: Dependency, Development, and Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism; The Political Consequences of Market-Oriented Reform in Venezuela; The Mexican Peso Crisis; Transitions from Authoritarian Rule in the Southern Cone; Civil-Military Relations; Limits of Democratization; Parties and Elections in Latin America; Religion, Political Mobilization, and Civil Society; and Revolution.

Lawson, Chappell. 17.554 Political Economy of Latin America, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-554-political-economy-of-latin-america-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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