Middlebury

MSAB 2415

South American in Turmoil

South America in turmoil: The quest for democratic stability and representation in the Region
This seminar highlights the social and institutional challenges that the region faces. First, we will discuss the evolving political and ideological landscape of the last thirty years as well as recent social unrest and protests across the continent. Second, we will review the relevant theories explaining voters’ attitudes and preferences, and how representation and demands are structured by political actors. Third, we will study the underpinnings of democratic consolidation and the risks of authoritarian temptations. Finally, we will center on social evolution, new forms of political participation, and the conflicts that may arise from competing views, discrimination, or unfulfilled representation.
Subject:
Middlebury School Abroad
Department:
Uruguay
Division:
Middlebury Schools Abroad
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:
IGST 2415 *

Sections

Spring 2022

MSAB2415A-S22 Lecture (Clulow)

Fall 2021

MSAB2415A-F21 Seminar (Clulow)

Spring 2021

MSAB2415A-S21 Lecture (Clulow)