Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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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: 1970-1971
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'Miss Chaney Syllabus

This course is intended to provide an introductory survey of the
Latin Anerican political process, the major political actors and
the key government institutions, examined against the social, his-
torical and cultural continuity of the Iboric tradition Special
attention is given to the political implications of demo-r'.phic,
social, economic and human resource development problems faced by
nations undergoing transformation from traditional to modern society0
I. Reading a Jacques Iambert, Latin America: Sooial Structures &
Political Institutio (Uo of California); Seymour I1o
Lipset & Aldo Solari, edso, Elites in Latin Anorioa
and Irving Lo Hor-owitz, Masses in Lt i Anori,9 (both
A. Read as much as you oan of all three books. Specific assiin-
nents will cover all of Lambert, uost of Lipsot f Solari and
a large chunk of HorowitZo The latter book night feasibly
be shared with a friend.
B, After the sixth week, those who have opted for the role-
playing option (see below) will be provided a political novel
linked, if possible, to their particular characterr." Those
who have chosen to do papers will also, of course, do
additional reading (and may request the professor's assistance
for their bib3ographies).
Iio Your Class Contribution: Your individual contribution was made
optional. There will be some 15-18 engaged in the role-playing
project. For the role-playinS confrontations (probably two on
Dec. 4 and 11), each person will prepare an outline of the op-
tions and limitations of his own character in the situation. You
may then hand in your outlines after the class presentations as
1, or nay retain them for whatever revisions you believe may
Improve then The two outlines will be due by midnight, Dec. 18
or before you leave campus for the Christmas holidays, whichever
is earlier. Papers also are due on that date. Counts 35% of
final grade.
III. Peedback to the Professor There will be a midterm exan on
Wednesday, Otober 28 This exercise is designed to let you
know how you're doing and as a test of yourself againc t your
own expectations; therefore the grade will count only if you
make a C-plus or above and need the "credit" to pull up your
final grade. There will be occasional written quizzes (always
with warning), and there will be a final exan. Counts 45% of
your grade, Your daily class contribution counts the remaining
20 percent. Because of the way our classes are constructed,
with a large amount of time allowed for discussion, you will be
in trouble if you do not contribute regularly to class discussion.


POLITICAL SCIEITCE 185--4,iss Chaney---Prg 2



1. Pranework f the Course:

Mhe ailT2SoAfityz

1 (Sept. 14-18)

1 "Dual Sectors" thesis of Lambert:
Advantages & Idmitations

lenbert, Introo &
Oho I; HorPoitz,
Ch. I of aaeses.

o Alternate View of Latin American Social &
Political Systems
o latin American Politics in a Systems Approach
* Convergeneo of Social Science Disciplines in
the Study of HI n' Behavior

2o Traneforation of Tgaditional


2,3 (Sept. 21-
Oct. 2)

Ianbert, Cho. 2, 3 &
4; Iipset in Elite

o A Demographer's View: Too M.any People?
o An Econonist'o View: Icgging Development
o A Sociologist's Views Rigid Castes & 0c Iaos
A Political Scientiafs View: Governments without
Authority, Legitimaay, Consensus

3. Ho1 Ae Tlit in Aleata 4 (Ot. 5-9) Material to be
a Sim tion distributed
SDeveloupent Priorities & Possibilities
o Political Realities & Limitations

lambert CI

&-Contradiotions 'F, n~ro.
-CQ=d1!nic L2M T9 InTrO a
The Conquest & Jettlenent Ernk and
Geographic & Resource Factors Passes
SThe Peoples Who Came
o The Colonial Eoonomy
o Creation of the It i o
0 Urbanization i out demonization
o Industrialization without Economic Progress

5o "C.lasico" homes_ & Actors l 7 (Oct. 26-30)

~ T;~s;T,2iiirCioa Politicsf~

ISa 5, 6 &
bo Pt, II;
, inGunder
Ioberto in

lambert, Intro to Pto
III, Chs. 8 & 9;

o National Integration Caudillo Old & New
o National Independence:s -berty& Equality for Whom?
o National Government: Awistocrats as "Democrato"

6. Rise of the Middl.e Sectors & 8,9 (Nov. 2-15) lanbert, Chs. 1I0 &
LEvolutiounar ChaU 12; Ratinoff in
o Middle Sectors & Middle Classes lits Cordoto in
o Industrialists & Tgcnioso Elites; Iorotitz in


IV. Outline of the Course

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40 The _boljan Herita t, Ila9 5,6 (Oct. 12-25)

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I, 1970-71


I, 1970-71

o Colonels & Gane:rals
o Students & Intellectu a '

B eg ; Ribero &
onia in Elites;
(Optional) Dillon
Soares in elites

70 Ne vPolitical Aotors & 10 (Nov. 16-20) landsberger & Qui-
evutiiony C ~ze jano Obregon in
SWorl 0.1aV-Q & P n B a; EIDizcr &
a Working Clase & Peasnt ou ne aut in
o The 11oGcani and :Bolivir.n .

8. Rioee of the Democra.ti i 1,132 (Nov, 23- amnbort, Ch, 11;
Le au ae2 Dec. 4) Va~iers in 1I3s;
o The Precursors: Vargas & Perd6 Soott n i
The Movenent of the Democratic Left
9 The Rios of Christian Democracy
= A Neu Role for the Church?

9. itin Aer P c (Dec. 7-11) ?nbert, Intro. to
stonr he g e of Pt. IV and CliGo 13-
Zocrav 17
o Constitutions & Cau los : the Inndequaoy
of latin American Political Institutions
Castro & Velasco T to Models for ChancG
Allende IIarism in a Parliamentary System?

10. Traditionals as Rovolutionaries: 14 (Do, 14- Artiole to beo die-
T.he ..tl.ary, & the dTh h 18) tribute; Cotler in
Sth 1970's M3 ss! ; nro Vic-
The Military as Socialist or in a
e The Clorey as Social

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