POLITICAL SCIEsTCE 534 -., 1972- ('.'
THE POLITICS OF DEVIoPMENCIT IN LATIN A BIRICA
This course examines the relationship between politics and socio-
economic change in Latin America. At the beginning of the 1970s'
we are far less sure about how the development process. works -han
in the euphoric early 1960s which saw the lauincwang of the UN
"Development Decade" and the Alliance for Progress,, StJill, .1 we
are short on ans-wers as to how economic sand social change bie:gin
and how growth is sustained., the questions persist, They are quos.-
tions to which all Latin American governments. political p- :.es,
politioa. groups and movenentf.s ,UST address themselves If they wi.'.
to survive--no matter where the parsticitlar leaders or polic;i'Sker.
stand on the polg.ical ;spechcruma.
What constit-tes development? What problems confronting Uii er-
developed nations should be tackled by government, and are there
priorities? 1Why have attempts to build strong, i Ldustrial sectors
failed in most Iatin American countries? How has the neglect of
agriculture in most early development places affected over-all
development? Is underdevelopmeni; caused, as most analysts until
now have asserted, by structural deficieiencies within traditional
societies suddenly faced wiith the need for rapid modernization, or
is the cause of tmderdevelopment primarily exterzial--the result of
the colonial status the Third World so long has endured in rela-
tion to the super-developed oomutries? What validity is there to
the accusation of Asians,, Africans and Latin Americans that their
underdevelopment is not inherent~p but a direct consequence of
"internal colonialism" and external depenenncy? What are the
prospects for development in the 1970's?
BOOKS: All available at Fordhan Book Exchange; none available
at University Bookstore
Cockcroft, James D., Andre Gunder Franik and Dale L. Johnson,
gDeped.ece.ne d U deyelo ent: laL Ame rica's Political
ono, Garden Cit ^ Douerday Anchor 1ook0 1S972o
(Note: this book, jt~.t out, was received too late to
be included. in regular book ordez>-an.ai2abl.e Oct, 10)
Purtado, Celso, ObstacLs oDeL.) *Lqpment L Aa u n ri- c
Garden City NY Doublday Anchor, 1970 o
Gouletg Denisr The rMh of J New York: Oribis Boolks 1970.
HuIberman, Leo & f" esy oca I New York:
Monthly Review Press a 1970,,
Lewise, Gordon,, Puerto RLq j aa.. ggoqm: a.Q
New York Harper Torchbooks, 19 8
Nisbet, Charles, ed. Aerica r
Dv. aoiment New tYork thezFee Press, 1969,
Stein, Stailey J and Barbara LE, TM o3na i Of.
A~a r.J.c New York: Oxford Un.iversity Press 1970
(Note:This book is temporarily not available, but it
is on order If it does not arrive in time, three
or four copies will be put on reserve),,
Shaw, Robert d'A Rethnki& Economic eve mgg,, NJew Yo.k:
Foreign Policy Ass 'W~Teaine SerIes No. 2080
NACIA.o New Chileo Berkeley, Calif, No rth American Conress on
Iatin "erica, 1971,
POL SCI 335 Syll.abs Pare 2
I 1. IntroductL: The Politics of Development
fin laiEtin America
X 2. Gbe: -A ase Hi.tox tin Deveomenti; Dimen--
sions of the Modernisaxion Problem
III 5. olhe a .Jf De velorment; The Role of
the S3ate irn QeFFopme-n; A '"Dual Soctlorn"
model Zor DevelopTment
,celwan1 lyes, Al-cxnd & Verba. ,,srne:c
'-n 5, The Higw.anic Le, T iI : .. '-j the
'T 5s i (l '
VI 6. Lin merica andm the a d
Twentieth Centuzy Reaction
opueationx rmteg3tion o the ndian;,
Persistence of Latifundia, Import Sub-
stitution Industrialization, Inflat'in,
Problems of Capit.al Formation
IX 8 The Political Process and Ch' Y e in ~ atin
& I Aeie arT ee and nsta ib ty, R-iole
of the "Middle Sectors," Peasaits and
Workers, IMilitary, Church
XI 9. At,~erntf, .e~UCde Dominance
and eo-Imperia.siam, Internal Cclodnial-~
ism and ExternaL. Dependency, The
Development of Underdev3lopment
XII-10. Individual Came Studies of Chile, Brazil,
X7 Cduba and Puerto Rico,, as time allows
0 y ixC .tri .. ..
"Tm lrol; "" .."'. :
'1 o :i
Chs. S- C.;
Chancy *. .
Steion, Chso :'.V'-
V; .urtado, In-
tro & OChs .--5,
elough., Mj.ikec .J.,
Baer anid Hireh--
mann i.n Nitbe t;
books on re:,s: ;
wre will divXide
Cockcrof-i, 2 .....
selected cha' t ';:';
"New Chile"; Fur-
books on reservco
PAPER TOPIC: A 20-25 page paper discussing the politics of
development and outlining a development plan
for a Latin American country of your choice.
Papers are due January 10, 1973 There is no
final exam; grades are based on paper and on
one class participation project during weeks