NS3578 Society, Politics, and Security in Contemporary Brazil

Brazil is the largest county in South America, a major regional power that is rapidly emerging as an important global actor. This course will provide students with the historical and social background required to better understand contemporary Brazil. It will survey its recent history and current condition as a consolidating democracy, and focus on security issues both as perceived by the Brazilian elite, and as projected upon Brazil by the United States and Brazil's neighbors in South America. Prerequisites: None.

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  • Spring