Topics in Latin American Politics
Political Ecology and Extractivism in the Americas
This course offers an in-depth analysis of controversies in Latin American politics since the start of the twenty-first century. Emphasis will be given to the rise and fall of the so-called ‘Pink Tide’ of left of centre governments, but also on the social movements and political economic conditions that made them possible. In addition to country-specific case studies on, for example, Brazil, Bolivia, and Venezuela we will also study thematic and regional concerns, including structural adjustment and economic development policies, environmental challenges, crime and governability, and changes in the global economic system. A background in Latin American politics and history is strongly encouraged.
1.0 credit in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...