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465 TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS: Caribbean Politics

Topics in Comparative Politics: Caribbean Politics (21:790:465:HQ:04756) CANCELLED
Class Dates: 7/8 - 8/14
Instructor: Miller
Location: Blackboard
Format: Online
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Caribbean, a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-racial region is politically diverse as a response to its colonial and post-colonial histories. The Caribbean has autonomous, independent, intentionally dependent and socialist nations and the region is one of the most democratic in the world. 

In this course, we review the colonial history of the Caribbean, through a comparative politics lens, to help explain much of the region's current political circumstances. We examine the different forms of government and governance for a select group of Caribbean countries and assess the utility of Caribbean regional organizations. In addition, we analyze the purpose for China's, Taiwan's and the Russian Federation's presence in the region and the continued visibility of the US, U.K., Kingdom of the Netherlands and France in the Caribbean. Lastly, we evaluate the current and future political challenges to and opportunities for Caribbean nations.

Writing Intensive.

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