Course, Fall 2004
Peter H. Smith
"Democracy and Democratization in Latin America"
seminar will explore patterns and processes of democratization
in contemporary Latin America. Specific topics will include:
cycles of democracy during the twentieth century, electoral institutions
and behavior, economic and social performance of democratic (and
non-democratic) governments, the pursuit of social equity,
popular opinion about the merits of democracy, and future scenarios
for Latin American politics.
H. Smith is Professor of Political Science and Simón
Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University
of California, San Diego. He is a specialist on comparative politics,
Latin American politics, and U.S.-Latin American relations. His
publications include fifteen books and approximately one hundred
book chapters or journal articles. Currently he is a visiting
scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley.
5, 12, 19 and December 3, Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298.1/198.1; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative
describing your interest and experience in the subject matter.
Please email this statement to Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of
CLAS at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2004.
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