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Spring 2021
Nov 28, 2021
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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.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Middlebury Schools Abroad Division
Uruguay Department

Course Attributes:
SOC

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      Undergraduate

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