Latin American Politics

This course provides an introduction to Latin American politics.  The first half of the course examines the historical political and economic development of the region, while the second half focuses on contemporary challenges to democracy. 

Introduction to Comparative Politics

This course provides an overview of key themes in Comparative Politics. In this course we examine questions such as: Why are some countries democratic while others are not?  What are the different ways a government can be organized and what are the strengths and weaknesses of different systems? How can elections be organized? To study such questions, I use case studies from around the world.