Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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Political Science 185 Final Exam, I=70
Dro Chaney

Answer FIVE or SIX of the following questions as time permits.
Question 1 must be answered

lo Outline the alternatives and options for development available
to the new President of Alegria, a country whose situation closely
resembles that of most Central American nations, as well as
Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and =- to a lesser extent and not in
all oharacteristies -- Peru, Chile and Colombiao Take into
account the econ~iomi social and demographic situation as well
as the political obstacles and indicate your order of priorities
Begin with your own definition of development

2o Discuss in theoretical terms the economic and social effects of
a thoroughgoing agrarian reform on both the industrial and agri=
cultural sectors of a traditional Latin American country. Why
have attempts at agrarian reform failed in all but a few coun-
tries despite elaborate legislation and programs? Where has
agrarian reform succeeded? Why7

3o Some Latin American analysts say that only violent revolution
which breaks the power of top elites can bring about the deep
social and economic changes needed in most Latin American coun-
trieso Others, while agreeing that profound structural changes
are necessary, say that change must come about through measures
short of armed revolution because revolutions destroy the fragile
infrastructure Latin American countries have built up at such great
cost, drive out the technically and professionally qualified and
heap terrible sufferings on the very classes the revolution is
designed to help -- while the elites escape to the countries in
which they have established their secret bank accounts Which
method in the long run will, in your opinion, best foster change
in Latin America at least human cost?

o4 Discuss the historic role of the military in Latin America, inn
eluding the military's attempts to play a progressive social role
in the first government of Betancourt, and in the regimes of
Peron and Vargas. How do you assess the chances of Peru's present
military government to bring about the necessary social and
economic changes in Peruvian society?

5o How has the hacienda system influenced Latin American society?
To what extent do Latin American countries still suffer the
effect of this system% In terms of the traditional/modern classic=
fiction used by Lambert, arrange the 20 Latin American countries
into three columns as follows:




Political Scione 185 Fiinal Exam = Page 2

6, Why do Latin Amelican constitutions patterned after the U.Se
Constitution and presrpptionS for economic and social develop-
ment "made in U.SoA." (e~ge, the Alliance for Progress) so often
fail in Latin America? Give examples in your answer

7. How do you explain the fact that industrialization, initiated
in the post World I period in Latin America and greatly
accelerated during and immdiately after World War II, has
stagnated almost everywhere today? What would be your prescriptions
for building a dynamic industrial asetor in Latin American

8o Discuss the gurrpilla movement in Latin America and assess
guerrilla esaivty as a method for bringing about social change
Does the guerrillero, in your opinion, have a future in Latin

9. Analyze the political process in Latin Amerioa in terms of the
"bargaining" model of Charles Wo Anderson, and apply the
Andersonian categories to any contemporary Latin American poli=
tioal system.

10o Contemporary Chile presents yet another model for Latin American
social, political and economic development. Evaluage the
strengths and weaknesses of the present Chilean regime, comparing
and constrasting it with other modern revolutionary models:
Castro's Cuba; post=revolutionary Mexico; Velascols Peru; the
Democratic Left programs of Hays de la Torre, Betancourt and
Pigueres; the Christian Demooratic programs of Frei, Cornejo
and Caldera.

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