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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLSC 426 - Government and Politics of South America

2022-2023 Catalog Year

Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
This course introduces students to the comparative political study of South America as well as the political development, political institutions, political economy, and political culture in several South American states. The course explores broad themes that are characteristic of the region’s politics such as authoritarianism, economic development and underdevelopment, political institutions, the impact and role of the United States, armed conflict, and democratization. The course examines why democracy struggled to take root in South America until the late twentieth century and how democracy across the continent reflect the types of democratic transitions each state underwent. 

Prerequisite(s): PLSC 120  
Offered: Not on a Regular Basis
Program Attribute: PCMP

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