Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3180: Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Gabriel Katz Wisel (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In the last 50 years, Latin American countries have tried democracy and authoritarianism; state interventionist models and market-oriented programs; economic policies fostering income redistribution and others deepening inequality; reformist and revolutionary change. In this course you review the political history of Latin America from the Cuban revolution onwards, focusing primarily on the collapse and restoration of democratic rule throughout the region and on the forces (institutions, economic and social structure, etc.) affecting the rise, fall, sustainability, and quality of democracy. Besides studying the region’s parties, elections and politico-institutional design, you will also explore topics like the role of the military and revolutionary/social movements in the political evolution of Latin America, and US-Latin American relations.

Module created

August 2012

Last revised

09/12/2015