Jun 19, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 225 Conflict and Inequality in Latin America

This class presents an overview of Latin America by focusing on the historical processes and contemporary socio-political practices that produce conflict and inequality in the region. Why has a region so rich in resources been historically underdeveloped? What issues have recurred across contexts as causes of conflict and inequality in the region? And how have people mobilized to address these causes? Through an examination of several specific case studies, from the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico to community health care activism in Chile, we will explore the similarities and differences in the nature of conflict and inequality found in countries across Latin America. As part of this, we will consider the role the United States has played in shaping the political economy of the region.