Latin American Politics

Frances Hagopian and Scott Mainwaring.  The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks. Cambridge University Press.
Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith, and James N. Green. Modern Latin America. New York: Oxford University Press.
Harry E. Vanden and Gary Prevost. Politics of Latin America: The Power Game. New York: Oxford University Press.
Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline, Editors. Latin American Politics and Development. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
Defining the Region: Latin America
Readings: 
Skidmore, Smith, and Green – Chapter 1 & Chapter 14
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 1
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 1
The Historical Context          
A. Colonialism and Latin America
Readings:  
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 2
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 2
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 2
B. The Age of Revolutions in Latin America
Readings:  
Skidmore, Smith, And Green – Chapter 12
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 2 (review) 
C. Post-Independence Latin America 
Readings: 
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 12 (review)
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 2 (review)
D. Autocratic Latin America 
Readings:   
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 12 (review) & Chapter 13
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 8 & Chapter 9
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 2 (review)
E. The Third Wave of Democratization and Neoliberalism
Readings:  
Hagopian & Mainwaring - Introduction, Chapter 1, & Conclusion
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 12 (review) & Chapter 13 (review)
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 8 (review), Chapter 9 (review), & Chapter 10
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 5
Political Economy and Latin America 
Readings:  
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 7
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 2 (review) & Chapter 4
Contemporary Political Systems of Latin America
 A. The Argentine Republic 
Readings: 
Hagopian & Mainwaring - Chapter 2
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 9
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 16
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 6
B. The Chilean Republic
Readings:            
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 10
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 17
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 8
C. The Federative Republic of Brazil 
Readings:  
Hagopian & Mainwaring - Chapter 3
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 11
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 15
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 7
D. The United States of Mexico
Readings:            
Hagopian & Mainwaring - Chapter 4
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 3
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 13
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 16
E. The Plurinational State of Bolivia
Readings:  
Hagopian & Mainwaring - Chapter 5
Skidmore, Smith, & Green – Chapter 6 (review)
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 21 
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 14
Contemporary Interstate Relations in Latin America
Readings:  
Vanden & Prevost – Chapter 11
Wiarda & Kline – Chapter 26