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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2007

GOV 384L • 2 - Latin American Urban Politics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39045 M
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
SRH 1.320
DIETZ

Course Description

Latin American Urban Politics is a graduate seminar that focuses on the political aspects of the vast urbanization process that has occurred in Latin America since World War II. It covers a variety of themes over the semester, including early urban theory and its critics, macro-level urban political sociology, rural-urban migration, urban poverty and its manifestations, governance of Latin America's large cities, decentralization, voting and elections, and urban social movements.

Grading Policy

All of the above are graded exercises. Class participation and involvement are also included.

Texts

To be decided; tentative selections include Roberts, The Making of Citizens; Dietz and Myers, Capital City Politics in Latin America; and a wide selection of duplicated materials.

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