GOVT-345 Dept Sem: Cuba: Regime Change in Comparative Perspective
Fall for 2015-2016
This seminar will examine the processes of social, economic and political change under way in Cuba and the prospects for democratization. The seminar will review the historical background of Cuban nation-state formation as well as the nature of the current regime and the dimensions of the crises it confronts. We shall endeavor to compare the prospects for democratization in Cuba with the experience of other countries and regimes in Latin America, Southern and Eastern Europe, and Asia. Participants in the seminar are expected to have some familiarity with Latin American politics and/or the literature on democratization.
This course counts toward the Comparative Government distribution requirement.
This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 308 Dept Sem: Cuba Regm Chng Comp Pr in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
Prerequisites: GOVT 121 or GOVT 040
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Fall '15: Mujal-Leon, E (file download)
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GOVT-345-01 From Riots to Revolution
Spring for 2015-2016
Non-state actors—whether terrorists, organized crime figures, civil rights activists, or members of environmental organizations—continually present challenges to governments and society. Indeed, many of the problems we face today stem from events, organizations and individuals acting outside regularlized politics. These include terrorist attacks, protests and rallies, “ethnic” riots, strikes, organized crime, and militia. Both violent and nonviolent actions are covered. Governments’ authority and legitimacy are challenged, even threatened, if governments do not respond constructively.
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