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Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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Language: English
Creator: Chaney, Elsa M.
Publisher: Estate of Elsa M. Chaney
Publication Date: 1975-1976
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POLITICAL SCIENCE 62 ,. 1975-76 Syllabus
Latin American Politics Office hours:
Chaney hjondays, 9:30 1100 ar.m
Weds., 5s00 6s30 pm,,

This course is designed to introduce the student to the complex
problems facing Latin American political systems committed to pro-
grams of rapid economic development. The first part of the course
explores the relationships between politics and economics in the
region as a whole, while the second part examines several Latin
American countries with contrasting patterns of public policy
towards development with special emphasis on Cuba and Brasil


T Read Igs There is no formal textbook, Do buy, gradually if you
t, three paparbacks available at the F rdham Book I'-x ..arge
'.otes. none is available at the University iooks1tore)
Colk. crof:'., James, Andrd Gunder Frank and Dale L. Jchnson,
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S. .; .-- Ech student will : antr.act" with the pro-
""" 5'ne" .a whinh may us Chile,
*jjc ''u ing 7 M'IATT0A2 *'ere the unne:rs-up in the voting
S -o ticnour M k will be .. explore the patterns
a a Y 14: 1 cwM o .vejy.pment. in the country you choose:,
SY nw. mod.' of de vlopoint whinh we will assess in this
',h i' 3n rft' a .riti.qu of "v- first model ...' work yor
.1 dc wA to tail ,or-d to your own interests anO desirssa you
y'., for c ---l3, cpanre and contrast (fat la.s;t Mth s) elected
i .o w.or. s oan c--utr-; -: may devise and pre3.nt a develo-
for yu- coun-.. z i1 yvv A writP a. scenario .or ser pt
Axa.l' QM- L: tua-ion of your country you may wage a debate,
r" ypr- may Drpos( anything else within reason, i.., anything
,hat will nt a.d u's i jail. u ntracts will be dr-awn uip and
'.i:n, during th": we.ek *.f .;eptem'ber 29 and the results of your
wor! will be prr:. ,*-.:ed to the class during the t1th and 15th
weeks of class (December 8-19), with order of precedence determined
by lot. There will be absolutely no extensions on missing projects,
voiu -I.,,) 7 will incur a one-graae automa ic penalty for missing
pro--eV,. ie. an '"A" in the course will be reduced to a "B" and.
so fort.: There will be a final exam, and there will be an option&
midterm on Thursday, October 24.




; III. Brief Outline of the Course


TOPICS)


weeks)


1. L ntrodu t!i i on. 9)
Theories of Dependence and Jndarderve)opment
Alternative Theories: the "Developrment"
Model
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oIeckaroft, et al,,
antro; and Chs. .L,
2 and 4.


2. Transformation of 3,4 (Sept 22-Oct. 3) Ayres article, to
'TiradiTedinaI'Societies be distributed;
A Demographer's View: Too Many People? Cockcroft, Ch. 12
-An Economist's View? Lagging Development? (Gunder Frank article
A Sociologist's View: Rigid Castes & Classes
-An Anthropologist's Vlew: A Complexity of Cultures
A Political Scientist's View: Governments without
Legitimacy, Authority, Consensus


3. How Are Things in Alegra: 5 (Oct, 6o-10)
A Simulation
Development Priorities & Possibilitiies
SPolitical Realities 9: Limitations


biateria.. to be dis-
tributed


4. The Iberian Heritage: 6,7 (Oct. i14-24)
Lags & Contradictions
The Conquest & Settlement
Geographic & Resource Factors
The Peoples Who Came
The Colonial Economy
SThe Creation of the Latifundios
SUrbanization without' 1ceFT e' nation
-Industrialization without Economic Progress


5. "Classic" Actors & Themes in 8 (Oct, 27r-31)
Latin American Politics
SElites, masses, aristocrats. middle sectors,
CIA, Guerrilleros, etc., etc.,, etc


hvaterial on reserve


Cockcroft, et al,
Chs. 10, 13 and 14.
military


6. Background on Cuba


9 (Nov. 3-7'


Material on reserve


7. Man (and Woman) & 10,lO (Nov. 10-21) Silverman book
Sociaism in Cuba


8. Brazil: Economic 12,13 (Nov. 24,25; Stepan book
Miracle? Dec. 1-5)


9. Other Models of Develop-.
ment: Chile, ie co, Arg:en
tina Peru


14,15 (Dec. 8-19)


Class projects


Examination': Week of January 12 (/)


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