Feb 5 Lecture Notes
Crime, Insecurity and Punishment
-Crime, Insecurity, and ROL
-Does inequality explain crime?
-Testing the limits: Ciudad Jurez
-punishment and role of law: prisons
Crime, Insecurity, and Role
Jan 31 Lecture Notes
What issues are gender issues?
Why do we talk about gender issues and what are the assumptions behind this claim?
-because they also affect men
-because they affect all sectors of society
-assumptions: that the
Jan 22 Lecture Notes
-movie on Thursday: MAASS 328
THE JUDICIARY AND THE RULE OF LAW
Terminology: Supreme Courts/ Constitutional Courts
-what is the difference between Supreme Courts and Constitutional Courts?
-Supreme Courts: high
January 17 Lecture Notes
-next week: movie on Thursday (24/1). MAASS 328
-Guillermo ODonnell (GOD)
What is the rule of law?
-basic idea: political entities should be ruled by laws, not men.
-what does this mean?
-can there be rule
January 15 Lecture Notes
-next time, bring notebook.
Concept of Democracy
-how would you conceptualize democracy?
-what elements would you include in the definition?
-are there are necessary/ sufficient conditions?
Feb 26 Lecture Notes
-questions for essay on myCourses (under assignments)
CHILDREN OF THE DISAPPEARED
-500 children of disappeared, taken
Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo
-regular street demonstrations initially, walking around (coul
Feb 21 Lecture Notes
In 1982, Astiz (military commander) (the blond angel of death) is captured during the
Malvinas/ Falklands war.
-infiltrated human rights movement
-conducted disappearances, killings, torture
Feb 19 Lecture Notes
Transitions to Democracy
-dealing with conflict: democratic breakdowns
Memories of state repression
-museum of memory
Why do military coups
Feb 7 Lecture Notes
Concept and Types
How would you define corruption?
Standard definition: misuse of public office for private gain
-what practices are included in this definition?
POLI 422 WINTER 2017
Transparency and Information in the
Aaron Erlich, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Political Science, McGill University
3610 McTavish, Room 26-4
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2
T: 514-398-4756 F: 5