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Adjunct Professor Ludovico Feoli

Feoli 

  Contact information


   Office:
   Center for Inter-American Policy and Research
   Tulane University
   Caroline Richardson Hall.
   New Orleans, LA. 70118

   Email: lfeoli@tulane.edu

   Office Hours:

   Tel: (504) 862-3141










Commonly Taught Courses

POLS 101 - Introduction to Politics: A Survey of Institutional Theory

The present course will develop insights about institutional theory and its relevance within political science.  After introducing the concept of politics it will examine the main theoretical approaches to the study of political institutions: rational choice institutionalism, historical institutionalism, and sociological and ideational approaches. 

POLC 331 - Central American Politics and Society

This course will focus on the current state of Central American politics and society by analyzing the social and political forces at play in the region, the challenges of its economic development, and its external interaction with the United States and other world regions.

POLI 402 - Contemporary Political Issues in Latin America

This course seeks to develop an integral understanding of the contemporary political issues facing Latin America and their implications for U.S.-Latin American relations.  Its focus is both theoretical and empirical: it will analyze contemporary country cases but with recourse to the theoretical literature in comparative and international politics in order to develop systematical explanations.  While some historical background will be examined, the course will focus on contemporary issues. 

POLC 695 - A Survey of Institutional Theory in Contemporary Political Science

The present course is designed to develop insights about this emergent field through a selective but comprehensive survey of the literature on political institutional theory. This survey will first introduce the main theoretical approaches to the study of political institutions: rational choice institutionalism, historical institutionalism, and sociological and ideational approaches. It will then look at some of the methodological innovations these theories have inspired, such as game theory, spatial analysis, and veto player analysis, and the political dilemmas to which they are applied. This will include, among others, an examination of collective action problems, principal-agent problems, comparative institutional design, and management of common pool resources. Finally, the course will examine some emergent issues in the field of institutional theory like the interplay between formal and informal institutions, the dynamics of institutional reproduction and change, and the interaction between institutions and social relations of power.

Research Interests

Latin American Politics, Central American Politics, Institutional Theory, and Inter-American Relations.


Associated Websites

Center for Inter-American Policy and Research


Curriculum Vitae

Tulane University, Political Science Dept, 316 Norman Mayer Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5166 polisci@tulane.edu