Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast
By Greg Weeks
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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.
||CleanEpisode 20: Democracy and Accountability in Latin America||Greg talks with Ryan Carlin, who is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. The topics are accountability, satisfaction with democracy, and trust in Latin America. Even sorting out how people define “democracy” can be pro||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: U.S.-Latin American Relations, Past and Present||Greg talks with Tom Long, who is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Reading and author of Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence. They discuss how Latin American foreign policy tends to get ignored, the ba||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Bolivian Politics||Greg talks with Miguel Centellas, who is Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses on political institutions in new democracies, and he’s done a lot of work on Bolivia. We talked about ho||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 17: Momentous Moments of 2016 in Latin America||Greg talks with himself, or rather to you, about the most important events/processes in Latin America during 2016.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Public Opinion in Latin America||Greg talks with Dinorah Azpuru, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wichita State University, about public opinion in Latin America. How do people feel about democracy? How about Guatemala in particular? And how do Latin Americans feel about the i||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Latin America and China||Greg talks with Luis Schenoni, a PhD student in the Political Science Department at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in IR Theory, International Political Economy and Foreign Policy Analysis with a focus on Latin America. The topic is the role||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Political Demography and Latin America||Greg talks with demographer (and father) John Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography at San Diego State University, about how demography affects Latin American politics and immigration. In particular we discuss Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, and Ve||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Understanding Dialogue in Venezuela||Greg talks with Francisco “Quico” Toro, Executive Editor at Caracas Chronicles (http://www.caracaschronicles.com), about Venezuela, especially the state of the dialogue between the opposition and the government. What can it accomplish? What is the opp||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Trump in Latin America||Greg talks with Chris Sabatini, the editor of www.LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org and Executive Director of Global Americans as well as a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. The topic is speculation on the||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 11: Nicaragua’s Election||Greg talks with Christine Wade, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College, about the recent Nicaraguan presidential election. Part of that discussion revolves around how you even define democracy in the first||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|