Political Economy of Latin America
Study of interaction between politics and economies in Latin America with central emphasis on political correlates of alternative strategies of economic development, the impact of global economic forces on domestic policy choice, and interrelationships among political institutions, electoral choice, public policy, and economic performance. Topics include financial meltdowns, market-oriented reform, democratic transitions, ethnic mobilization, and rise of leftist-populism in the region. Readings will combine discussion of specific countries with broader theoretical literature addressing major debates in study of political economy of development. One course.