Spring 2011 Course

Sergio Aguayo Quezada
"Rescuing Mexican Democracy:
The Role of Civil Society

Mexican democracy is not working for the benefit of society, and the consequences are widespread poverty, environmental degradation and insecurity. On the positive side, the conditions exist to regenerate democracy so that civil society can play a key role. This seminar will address the following topics: the winners and losers in Mexico’s transition to democracy; Mexican values and their relevance to the political system; the relationship between individuals and institutions; civil society in violent regions; and the importance of external actors.

Sergio Aguayo Quezada is a professor at the Center for International Studies at El Colegio de México and a researcher at the National Researchers System (SNI). He writes a weekly column for Reforma and is a columnist for El País, a panelist on “Primer Plano” and a weekly participant in the round table radio program “MVS Radio.”

The course is available to graduate students and advanced undergraduates on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to enroll is February 18. To have the $5 add fee waived, send an email with your SID# to Beth Perry at maperry@berkeley.edu once you’ve added the course.
Please note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.

April 5-26; Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
106 Moffitt Library

Geography 198/298; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
Course control numbers: (198) 36922, (298) 36928

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