The Caribbean is a complex region, comprised of contrasts and similarities, one with a heterogeneous population, divergent cultures and heritage. The countries that make up this region share a commonality in their centuries of British, French and Spanish conquest, colonialism and domination over their people of Indigenous and African descent. The Caribbean provides a unique laboratory to compare political regimes and the trajectories of varied social, economic and political development. This course is about the Caribbean and how its history, economy geography and its people shape its politics. Through the use of select cases, students comparatively investigate the politics, governments and governance of the Francophone, Anglophone and the Spanish Caribbean. Politics of the Caribbean examines the themes of colonialism, US hegemony, violence, democratization and revolutionary politics across the Caribbean


4 sh

Course Types

This course counts toward the Latin American Studies Minor.

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