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POLS 3316
Professor Dale Story
Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Office Hours (by appointment):  see main web page--Office is 449 University Hall
Class Room, 001 UH--Class Time, 7pm-9:50pm

  • Announcements
    • It is the responsibility of every student to confirm that they are registered for this class, that they have read and understand the syllabus, and they are aware of and will abide all class policies and procedures. It is assumed that all students still on the class roll after the drop deadline attended at least one class prior to the the first exam.
    • For Mid-Term know:
      • Location of 20 Latin American countries on map
      • Names of and basic information on current Presidents of first 10 Latin American countries on the list of Latin American Presidents below. We will be updating these as we progress.
      • Basic information on articles below.
    • See "For Review" bullet at bottom of each section's main page
    • BBC is an excellent source. Go to Country Profiles at bottom.
  • Misc.
    • Articles for Mid-Term Exam
      • Harold Davis, "Democracy in Latin America." Link under Articles in the Introduction Outline above.
      • Bath and James, "Dependency Analysis..." Link under Articles in the Late & Dependent Development Outline above.
      • O'Donnell, "Reflections on the Patterns of..." Link under Articles in the Regime Type and Poltical Actors Outline above.
      • Mainwaring, "Authoritarianism and Democracy in Argentina" Link under Articles in the Argentina Outline above.
      • Panizza, "Is Brazil Becoming a "Boring" Country?" Link under Articles in the Brazil Outline above.
      • Philip, "The Soldier as Radical..." Link under Articles in the Peru Outline above.
      • Mexican Prison Riot
      • Pope in Mexico Prays for Migrants
      • President Obama to Visit Cuba and Argentina
      • Fernando Cardenal dead at 82--FSLN Priest
    • Articles for Final Exam--if any links for JStor articles do not work, just search JStor for that particular article
      • Barton, "State 'Continuismo'..." Link under Articles in the Chile Outline above.
      • Brazil, Impeachment
      • Obama Visits Cuba
      • Fidel Castro on Obama Visit
      • Levine, "The Decline and Fall of Democracy in Venezuela." Link under Articles in the Venezuela Outline above.
      • Dix, "Consociational Democracy." Link under Articles in the Colombia Outline above.
      • Olvera, "The Elusive Democracy," Link under Articles in the Mexico Outline above.
      • Kapcia, "Does Cuba Fit Yet or is it Still Exceptional," Link in the Cuba Outline above.
      • Davies, "J Curve," Link in the Central American Outline above.
      • Colombia: From Failed State to South American Success
    • Latin American Presidents (you will not be asked any multiple choice questions on presidents in the final exam)