PSC380.18 Populism in Latin America – Populismo en America Latina

Taught in Spanish at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica and may not be offered every semester. This course discusses the theoretical and political reasoning behind Populism, why it is attractive for institutions, and the dangers associated with it. Students will explore populisms peculiar and widespread representation in Latin America and why the criticized phenomenon is not fully understood theoretically, nor analytically, and its absence in Chile. The course focuses on both political scientists and sociological theories of populism, as in the comparative analysis of the emblematic cases of populism in Latin America: Peron, Fujimori, Chavez, Velasco, Ibarra. (ICP 0131)

Department: Political Science

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3