Final Examination Ilay 5~ 1977
Pol Sci 20620
Latin American Politics
NOTE This take-home examination must be delivered to my mail box
in Dealy Hall, sixth floor, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, ilmay 19,
1977. No examinations can be accepted after that date, so
if you plan to be ill, better get the exam handed in first"
Indeed, you are welcome to hand in your examination at any
time before the deadline.
You are provided one blue-book, and it is suggested that
you do a draft or drafts on scrap paper, then copy your
final version into the book. If you write very large, you
may add up to 3 pages of plain paper (cut to blue-book size
and stapled into the blue-book). DO NOT write a longer exam.
Your paper or project should be handed in with your exam.
You are the UE.S advisor to the Institute of Development Plan-
ning, government of [write in whatever
Latin American count-ry you ish to discussJ. The Institute has
contracted you to advise the government on its development priorities.
Write a memo intended as a background paper for your first meeting
with the development planning staff, first giving them your defini-
tion of development, then listing your top priorities* -- demonstra-
ting how each one of your suggestions influences [and is influenced
byl the other priorities you advocate.
After outlining your priorities, next show the costs and bene-
first of adppting each one in (a) economic terms and (b) political
terms, bringirgin here concrete examples of how similar measures
worked in Peru, Brazil and Cuba (you do not have to be exhaustive here--
pick and choose among possible examples and use those which best
illustrate your arguments).**
*It is suggested that you limit your analysis to ne fewer than three
and no more than five suggestions.
**Cull examples from the books assigned for the course, your class
notes and your own research for your paper. You do not need to,
and will not be expected to, do any more research beyond these
three sources for the exam.
OPTIONALa On a separate sheet, write a memo to the Chairperson of
the Department of Political Science, tell ing him why you believe
the Department was/was not justified in abolishing Latin American
Politics from the curriculum. You do not need to identify yourself
if you do not wish to do so, and may give me the sheet separately
in a plain white envelope so that I will not know who you are either.