PSCI 343: Revolution and Development in Mexico and Central America
This course explores the political histories of Mexico, the countries of Central America, and Cuba since their independence in the nineteenth century, examining in particular the revolutions in Mexico (1910-17), Guatemala (1944), Cuba (1958), and Nicaragua (1979). The causes of these revolutions, the process of revolution, and the consequences of these revolutions for politics and policy will be major topics. Where relevant, U.S. foreign policy toward the revolutionaries will be covered. Post-revolutionary politics, especially as it bears on economic development and socioeconomic reform, will be extensively explored. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Enrollment limited.