Civil Society and Activism in Latin America W18 (LACS*6070) | College of Arts

Civil Society and Activism in Latin America W18 (LACS*6070)

Code and section: LACS*6070*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: P. Lupien

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Course objectives:

This graduate seminar will provide an analytical, critical and interdisciplinary overview of relevant sociopolitical topics in contemporary Latin America, with a focus on the role of civil society and collective action in reshaping the social and political landscape of the region. The first part of the course looks at the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that contribute to understanding civil society and social movements. The second section will examine a range of key sociopolitical problems affecting Latin America today and consider how civil society is responding to the challenges. The focus will be on political and social inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups and on how they have organized to promote their interests. The seminar will draw on case studies from various countries in the region that have experienced different historical trajectories.

 

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