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STUDY GUIDE Pol. I 1970
Latin Ame;rica in. World Affair,, Chaney


Some preiiminaries- Be able to define and to give your own evalua-
tion of the following concepti,: internal coloniaJism; external de-
pendency; dualistic society; imperialism; the Proisch thesis;development;
dominance/depaerdencyo (eQe esp Gonzalez Casanova, Sth'enhagen,
Furtado, Gerassi and Cianey arti.l.es)

1l How has the hacp`nda system influenced Latin American socI-li,?
To what extye h'as the hacienda system contributeC to the
situation "internal colonialism" which Latin Americans say
exists j- many Latin American I.ountries today? To Latin America's
exteru'- dependency upon the developed world?
20 Trar the attempt of Fidel Cas'io to export revolution to the
rp of Latin Americao Were these attempts successful? What,
.a your opinion, is the future if guerrilla activity in Latin
America? (See esp, material on Cuba in Fagen book)
3. Some analysts assert that in their attempts to aid development,
the "over-developed countries" actually have succeeded only in
worsening the situation and in contributing to the development
of underdevelopment -- iLe, some nations which once had advanced
social and political systems, cultures and religious organiza-
tions actually have gone backwards after contact with the Westo
Over the long run and taking account of the Indian civiliza-
tions of Mexico, Central America and the Andean countries -- do
you think this has been the case in Latin America? If so, cite
concrete examples If not,show evidence that Latin Americans
live at higher levels today,- than before the Conquesto
4o Until influence shifted to the I.Sn, was it Spain or Great
Britain which dominated Latin America to greater degree"' Consider
cultural, religious, social and economic factors in your answer
5c Some Latin American analysts say that only violent revolution
which breaks the power of top elites can bring aboe: the deep
social and economic changes needed in most Lat-I- American coun-
tries. Others, while agreeing that profound structural changes
are necessary, say that change must come about through measures
short of armed revolution because revolution- destroy the fragile
infrastructure builUt up at such great cost, drive out the tech-
nically and professionally qualified and hea terrible sufferings
upon the very classes revolution is supposed to help (while elites
escape to the countries in which they bPe established their
secret bank accounts), Which method iz the long run will, in
your opinion, best foster change irn Latin America at least human
cost?
60 Discuss the historic role of the military in Latin Americao What
have been the positive and negative results of the influence of
French, German and UoSo military on Latin American officer elites?
How do you assess the chances of Peru's military government to
bring about the necessary social and economic changes in Peruvian
society? What was the outcome of the military's attempts to
play a progressive social role in other eras, ioeo, in Betancourt's
first government and in the regimes of Peron and Vargas?






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7 ,.Why do V, in :"' '.-' -,. i *' .ion pa*.. -n: d r tha:.- of the
U. .. : .;r s ... -i- l i;: .';.' o'.<' u'.iic an oc l d ve opme fnt
.mad e.s S A," as he A'. iane for Progress) so of Len fail
J .Lavrir .imri av >ive examp2es in your answs.e,
.How uo you explain he .. hhaI. ndustrializa'ion, initiated
in the poe.;: World Wa'' 1 pei--j.od- in La., in America and greatly
a.., ;l's.d duii.,g a.nd a't. World Wa, 11 has stagnated almost
everyiwhre tcday? Whar. wuJ.d be your p.-escrpipt:ions for building
a dynani.: indusvt ia.. ,e.'.o.r Laina. Ameri.an countries
biar1ing ir: rmi.na su..h r.'ea -:I ies. a-. w.rld marketGs, trade barriers
and monret:rary regu. ea rons n.edi for capital and other require-
ulien s ofi he :.nti.:e;i ,na ..noi:i., 3ys;i m,
V:, Oon.rmporary ChilL pr:s-s r i. -. a:.ohber, miodol for Latin American
social, p,:i .i'inal." a;nd e.omic' di,.iopment, Eailiuate the strengths.
and weaknesses cf .he pre~,rti., Chi-lean regin:e;, .: paring and
contrasting it wi'lh cther -d.ci.rnzrzing models: Castro"s Cuba;
posct-Revo'lution MIxicoJ oliasaco s Peru; the Demooratic Left
programs of Haya dt- la Torr-.y. BEi~anoiourt and Figueres; the Chris-
tian Democraticz pr'cgr-ams of F','.i Cox'nejo Chavez and Calderao

10 What role, if any,. might .fore-ign aid and foreign investment
(treat each separactely play in Latin America in the 19701s? If
you believe aid andr ir.vesti,-:-, from hhe developed world stlll are
necessary, do you believe Latin Amsrican countries should (or
ould) set; down any conditions? If you believe aid and invest-
ment no longer ar, indicated hw wCould you solve the problems
,sf capital, tecehni.ians e-t,'? (See Gerassi, Furtado articles)
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Wthe Mexi,.an Revojut.lor ; tbe ru-i.salan Revolution of 1917; the
Roosevelt "Good Neighbolr" pc.:.i,;y and the New Deal; the Castro
Revolution,
12o What were the effects cf the Monroe Doocrrine on Latin America,
and how was the policy viewed over the years by Latin American
countriess ? Is the U.S. ..ar1ying out; something very like this
doctrine today? If so, what foims'does it take? If not, how
would you define USo hemisphere pol).i .y? iSee Furtado, Alba,
Gerassi)
3o It. is a principle of international. reelasions that the security.,
-reri:torlal integrity and vital interests of one's own nation
must be paramount in the forumclation of foreign poliyo, Consi-
dering the vital incerests of the U,S.o ver: the long run, :s:, w
wou..d you evaluate NoA.,th American in'cerventions in the Caribbean
area and Mexic:: prior to ..,933? In Cuba in 1961? in the Domini-
can Rapublic in 1965? In Chile in 1971 if that country would
"go Communist"? (For background sie Fagen on Chile, Cuba. DoRo.
Fur-J &ao A ba Johason a nW' ,^

14, Why J-did the Alliance for Progress fail? Bring in and assess
some Latin American opinions in your answer (See Fvrei Furtado
articles)






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[ij50 What r..le has he organization of Am....n .ates played In
Lein A~me .:ia.' y:u w- vahin a horsee on Latcin .America
in world affair,. why would you/ would you not use this organiza-
tion and its variouss organs and hisctori;, meetings as the frarme-
work for studying Laciin American international relations?
)A it n WAei, 0i.n, 1.L7.LO iop i e u i. n L ~ ,i ;a Ml.QOi. i a
Latin Ameri-an developmenco DifferentiaLe the various groups
whih make up the middle classes in your answer and show how
the .links of' middle ;iass groups in Latin America to foreign
business and govern'sni in:.rtes is have affected T-heir activities
within their own nations.
3,7. How have intellseuals in Laiin. America philosophers, writers,
dramat;isnts.a arists responded o foreign influence? What
role do int'elleoctualS play i: La.in American society?
J8,. Why has/has not the .abor movement in Latin America played a
major role in bringing. bou. o-o ;:--:ures for social and economic
changee ? Whait .lnks does thi laoor movemsnt' in Latin America
have with workers origanizat'..ons in other cIountries?
19o What are h major changess ci. the socials and political environ-
ment today --. scam:. domest,~i: i origin, some coming from abroad -
which most pr.ofoundiy aff&Jo-.:. Lati:n AmeriI;a's efforts to develop
economically and poii'.. al.ly;

20, Which country of Latin America do you consider presents today
the most hopeful model for political., economic and social
development?
21o Do you consider the dominance/dependency thesis of underdevelop-
ment as (a) in no way an explanation; (b) a minor explanation,
,c) a partial explanation, (dj a major explanation, or '(e) a
Aana' fY, ... i -: ALa ;. .
.*iv rjasons for the answer you have chosen, If you -hoose any
answer but ee), whar other factors have, in your opinion, been
obstacles to Latin American development?


NOTE Questions will ncot al-ways appear in identical form on the
final, but if you think thcRugh your positions on the above,
you should have no difficulties witi. the exam.
In addition, there will be some short identificatr ion questions.,
If you ha've done the reading, there will be no difficulties
with these -- ino questions will be asked about obs(cnre politi-
a._ figures,
During Reading Week 1 plan ',to be in my office most of the days
Youcan find me for certain., however,, Ji,..'L'.. 10 aome to noon on
Monday, Wednesday and Thuraay, Fo. appointments on other days
or atw other timea,, caA X "T,, I will be glad to see you about
e.a.m papers, or :9n-, -.i Y'ng .;isi.. cduingr Reading Weeeo




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