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

Fall 2004

GOV 337M • Politics of Development in Latin America - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37320 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
BUR 130

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic educaton requirement in writing.

This writing component course will examine the struggle for development in Latin America during the last century. In the first part of the course, we will examine critically some of the major theories of development. We will then assess how well these, and other, theories explain Latin America's economic and political development over the course of the century.

Grading Policy

Midterm Exam 20-25 page research paper (in two stages) Class Presentation Class Participation

Course Packet


Eliana Cardoso and Ann Helwege. Latin America's Economy: Diversity, Trends, and Conflicts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. Inter-American Development Bank. Development Beyond Economics. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Michell A. Seligson and John T. Passe-Smith, eds. Development and Underdevelopment, 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2003.


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