Cuzco: Introduction. Political institutions in the country. Recent political history. The military government and the 1979 transition. Democracy in the eighties: violence, economic crisis and the collapse of the party system. Fujimori’s government and market reform. The 2000 transition and regionalization. A “democracy without parties” (2001-2010).
Cuzco: Political institutions in Cuzco. Regional history. Elites before the agrarian reform. The Left in the seventies and eighties. Political violence in the eighties. Fujimorismo and the 2000 transition. Political fragmentation. The 2006 and 2011 elections: regional variation.
Trujillo: Political instituciones in La Libertad. Emergence of APRA: intellectuals and peasants. El Norte Aprista and the great persecution. Cotton and the agrarian reform. The 2000’s agricultural boom. APRA and the birth of Alianza para el Progreso.
Lima: Students will present their comparative reports, in which they will compare and contrast political aspects of the three locations visited.
* Please keep in mind that the schedule is tentative and subject to change
Lima Cusco and Trujillo
Credits Number: 6