The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Victoria Rodríguez

Affiliated FacultyPh.D., University of California, Berkeley



P A 388K • Women/Politics In Latin Amer

60389 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.360
(also listed as LAS 384L)

In this course we will survey the different forms of women’s political participation in Latin America, both in the formal and informal arenas.  We will analyze how and why women have been especially active in the region, beginning with strong and vibrant women’s movements in the early twentieth century to the current presence of female presidents in the three most important countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.  We will analyze a variety of arenas for women’s political activism, from NGOs and feminist movements to their representation in elected and appointed government positions. The objective is to better understand how women’s political participation has transformed and influenced political systems and policy agendas in Latin America.

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