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POLI 332 Latin American Environmental Politics (Term 2, Spring 2012)

While the course is listed in the UBC Political Science Department course listing as “Politics and Government of Latin America”, my focus is 100% on Latin American environmental politics, just as an FYI.

POLI 332 Latin American Environmental Politics

While environmental issues are increasingly relevant worldwide, Latin America as a region offers an excellent laboratory to explore the interplay of governmental architectures, political regimes, development, sustainability and democracy. Using a comparative politics analytical framework, we will explore issues of inequality, resource scarcity, environmental management, development and democracy. A sample of five countries will be explored in detail: Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile, although the course will provide a cursory examination of environmental issues across Latin American nations.

The syllabus for the course is located here.

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