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Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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Creator: Chaney, Elsa M.
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Publication Date: 1971-1972
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Pol Sci 185 I, 1971-72
Take-Home Final Chaney


PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

Write a short essay on any three of the following topics, choosing
o&t topic from each section. Bring in evidence for your assertions
from specific events in Latin American countries and from your read-
ing. Do not write less than two nor more than four double-spaced
typewritten pages on each topic.

SECTION I choose one question or topic

1. The latifundio: basis for a feudal-like social, economic and
political system in Litin America.
2o The dual nature of Latin American societies and the obstacles
this dichotomy poses for building integrated, modern nations.

3 Latin American dependency: external and internal colonialism
and its effects upon Latin American politics, economics and
cultures.,

SECTION II choose one question .or topic

*-4o Development in broad perspective in Latin America and the *
political obstacles hindering the development process

5. Agrarian reform as a starting point for development: the
economic and political pros and cons of a development/strategy
which puts highest priority on the rural sector

6. Urbanization without industrialization: the problem of the
flight to the cities in Latin America and possible policy
prescriptions for alleviating ills of too-rapid migration
rom the rural areas n,,

SECTION III choose one question or f tpfr

7. Latin American political systems: myth and reality of the
liberal democratic model of government in the Latin American
context.
8. The caudillo, old and new-style: is an authoritarian polity
tb only iihope for Latin America?

9. Latin American politics as coalitions of "political power
Contenderss: strengths and weaknesses of the Anderson franme-,
work 'for explaining the Iatin American political pro:ess.o
FOR EXTRA CREDIT: a question is optional since we did not have
sufficient time to go deeply into the politics of specific
countries: Discuss the current political developments in one
of the following nations (or areas) and say whether or not your
choice might serve as a model for other Latin American nations -
and why. (Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Chile, Bzaail)


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