Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3220: The Politics of Democracy in Latin America

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


NQF Level 7
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Joe Foweraker (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The module will focus on three central and related research areas in the field of Latin American politics, namely the processes of democratization, the politics of the emerging democratic regimes, and the quality and configuration of the contemporary democratic governments. It is organized around concepts and categories from mainstream comparative politics, and comparative methods will be used throughout to clarify and analyse the main issues. Yet the module will also demonstrate the continuing relevance of the historical and cultural contexts of Latin American politics. 

There are no pre-requisite or co-requisite modules required to take this module.

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