POLI 332 Latin American Environmental Politics (Term 2, Spring 2012) – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

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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