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Special Topics in Area Studies: Mexican Politics

Level
Semester
Summer 2017
Units
4
Number
149M
CCN
15763
Times
M-Th 8a-10a
Location
Hearst Annex A1
Course Description
This course will introduce students to modern Mexican politics, exploring historical, economic, and sociocultural factors which influence Mexican politics over the last several decades. Major themes that will be covered include democratization and the fall of single party rule, the presidential and federalist systems in place, government performance, threats to stability related to drug trafficking, and the political economy of Mexico, focusing on the implications of US-Mexico trade relations.
 
Course Instructor: Tara Buss