Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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- Political Science 128 II, 1971
Dro Chaney Syllabus

The Politics of Development

This course is designed to introduce the student to the complex
problems facing Latin American poloiymakers in nations omitted
to programs of rapid economic and social change. The first part
of the course explores the relationship between politics and de-
velopment in the region as a whole, while the second part examines
five Latin American countries with contrasting patterns of public
policy towards development: Brasil, Cub&, Chile, Peru and Puerto

1 Readi as: Basic text will be Charles Wo Anderaon's Polities an
ono Change in Latin Ameri.a; The Governing of Restless
Nations (Van Nostrand). Chapters -7 Inolusive, and 12 Then,
instead of using Anderson's case studies, we will substitute our
own, reading the following analyses of the countries selected:
Andre Gunder Prank, Capitalism and Underdeveloment in
Latin America: Historcal Studles of Chile and Brazil
Leo Hubeoman and Paul M. Swoesy, Socialism in Cuba (both
Monthly Review Press)
Gordon K, Lewis, Puerto Rico: Freedom and Power In the
Caribbean (Harper Torchbooks)

There also will be selected readings from Irving L. Horowitts
ed,, Latin American Radicalism: A Dooumentary Report on Left and
Nationalist Movements in Latin America (Vintage) and from several
publications on reserve in the library All the above-named
books are available in paperback editions at Lamb's Book Exchangeo
Note: None of these books is available from the University

It is required that at least one of the supplementary readings
suggested be tackled each week Titles are given for the first
three sections of this course at the end of the Syllabus; addi-
tional sections will be given out as the course progresses0
In many cases, two or more copies of the supplementary material
have been placed on reserve. Since these are my personal books
and articles, provided to supply you because of library defi-
ciencies, I ask you on your honor not to remove this material
from the reserve room.

EU. Office Usurs: My office hours are 2:30-4:30 Mondays and 9:30-
10:30 on Thursdays and/or by appointment.
IIIo Your Class Contribution: Each student will specialize in one
of the selected countries (or, by special arrangement, anothe-
Latin American or Caribbean nation), doing extra reading and
devising a "Development Plan" for his or her country This
project will be explained in greater detail in class

Polo Sci 128 Page 2

IVo Feedback to the Professor: There will be a midterm examination
on Monday, March 8. This exercise is designed to let you know
how you're doing and as a test of yourself against your own
expectations; therefore, the grade will count only if you make
a C+ or better and need the "credit" to pull up your final
grade. There will be a final exam; a study-guide will be
provided to help you focus your study on the important issues.

Vo Outline of the Course




1o Cuba: A Case History in

1 (Jan. 25-Feb.l)

Huberman-Sweesy book

Read the H & S book, attempting to answer the following
- What was the overall development strategy of Cuba in
the 1960's? Were the same policies followed throughout
the decade, or were there shifts?
SWhat do you judge the outstanding successes of Cuba's
development effort in the 1960's? What were the major
SWhat would be your definition of development?

2. The Politics of Economic
Development: An Introduction

2 (Feb.ol8)

The Political and Economic Systems
The Role of the State in Latin America
The Hispanic Legacy
The Inflience of the Latifundia

3. Latin America. and the
World Economny

3 (Feb. 8-15)

Anderson, Preface
& Ch. I, pp. 1-26.
(Don't forget to
check supplementary
reading suggestions)

Anderson, Cho 1,
pp. 27-45

o The Colonial Pattern: Total Dependency
* The Nineteenth Century: Expansion
* The Twentieth Century: Reaction
* Towards the Twenty-first Century: the
Multi-National Corporation

.4. The Role
in Develc

of the State 4,5 (Feb.ol5Mar.l) Anderson, Cho 2,
pment ppo 46-67; Prebisch
in Horowitz, pp. 43-
The Meaning of Development 52
A Model of Development: the Transformation from
Traditional to Modern Society
Response to the Challenge of Development: Economic
Growth and Social Change 1914-1978
Evolution or Revolution: Development in the 1970's

5o Obstacles to Change in
Latin America

6 (Mar. 1-8)

The Population Explosion
The Persistence of Latifundia
The Integration of the Indian

Anderson, Cho 3,
pp. 68-86; Gunder
Frank, pp. 281-318;
Prebisch in Horowitz,
pp. 29-43

' `"

S J .

Pol Sci 128 Page 3
o Inflation as a Brake to Progress
o Primary Producers & the World Market
o Problems of Capital; Depdndency on Foreign Invest-
ment and Aid
Import-Substitution Industrialization: the Rise &
Fall of the Prebisch Thesis

7 (Mar. 8-12)
Midterm examination on Monday, Mar. 8

7. The Political Process in
Latin America: a Model

9 (Mar. 22-29)

No new reading

Anderson, Cho 4L
pp. 87-138

o Political Power Contenders & Resources
o The Role of the Military
o The Contribution of "Middle SectorsO,
* Workers & Peasants as Power Contenders
o Violence & Instability in Latin America

8. Strategies of Development 10 (Mar. 29-Apro 5)
in Latin America

Anderson, Ch. 5 &
6, ppo 139-200

o Conventional Approaches
o The Democratic Left & Christian
o Revolutionary Experiments in Development

9. The Theory of Dominance/
Dependency an Alternative
Model for Change?

11 (Apr. 5-12)

o The "Development of Underdevelopment"
o Neo-Colonialism & Latin America
o Internal and External Dependency as
Explanation for Underdevelopment
o Problems of Autonomous Development

10, Chile: Socialist Develop- 12 (Apr. 12-19)
ment in a Democratic
Political System

Gunder Frank, Part
I, pp. 1-28; Part
II, pp, 1!,-17;
and at least two of
following: Gonzalez-
Casanova in Horowitz,
pp. 118-39; Staven-
hagen in Horowitz,
pp. 102-117; Furtado
in Horowitz,pp.61-74

Gunder Frank, Part
I, pp. 29-120

Additional material on Chile & the other countries
chosen for detailed analysis will be on reserve.

11. Brazil: Capitalist Develop-13 (Apr4,l9-26)
ment in an Authoritarian

12. Puerto Rico: Capitalist 14 (Apr. 26-May2)
Development in a (Nominally)
Democratic System

13. Cuba: Socialism in an 15 (May 2-5)
Authoritarian Political

Gunder Frankppo

Lewis book

Review Huberman &

6, Review

Chaney II, 1971


Topic 1: Speech of Fidel Castro on the Anniversary of the
Revolution, 1970 (New York Review of Books)

Topic 2: The Politics of Economic Development
Barraclogh, Solon & Arthur L, Domike, "Agrarian Structure in Seven
Latin American Countries," in Charles To Nisbet, ede, Latin
America: Problems in Economic Development (New York: Free
Press, 1969), ppo 91-131- Or see separate pamphlets from
Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin, also on reserve
Chaney, Elsa, "Reformists & Revolutionaries: The Land and Change
in Latin America," chapter in Peter Dorner, edo, Latin
American Agrarian Reform (Madison: University of Wsconsin
Press, forthcoming) Typewritten manuscript.
Chevalier, Francois, Land and Society in Colonial Mexico: The Great
Hacienda (Berkeleys University of California Press, 1963)
Fals Borda, Orlando, Peasant Society in the Colombian Andes (Gaines-
ville: University of Florida Press, 1955).
Ford, Thomas, Man and Land in Peru (Gainesville: University of
Florida Press, 1955)o
Glade, William, "The Colonial Private Sector and Economic Growth,"
Chapter IV of The Latin American Economies (New York: American
Book, 1969), ppo 110-149o
Griffin, Keith, Underdevelopment in Spanish America: An Interpre-
tation (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1969), Introduction
and Ch. I, pp. 19-86.
Lambert, Jacques, Latin America: Social Structure and Political
Institutions, trans. by Helen Katel (Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1969), Chs. 3 and 4, pp. 59-144o
Morse, Richard Mo, "The Heritage of Latin America," in Louis Hartz,
ed., The Founding of New Societies (New York: Harcourt, Brace
& World, Inc., 1964), pp. 123-177.
Stein, Stanley J. and Barbara, The Colonial Heritage of Latin
America: Essays on Economic Development in Perspective (New
York: Oxford University Press, 1970), ChSo I-III, ppo 3-81o

Topic 3: Latin America and the World Economy

Adams, Richard No, "Secondary Development and Cultural Evolution,"
Ch. 1 of The Second Sowing: Power and Secondary Development
in Latin America (San Francisco: Chandler Publising Co, 1967)
pp. 1-29.
Anderson, Charles Wo, "The Changing International Environment of
Development and Latin America in the 1970's," Inter-American
Economic Review, Volo XXIV, No. 2 (August, 1970), ppo


Furtado, Celso, Obstacles to Develoment in Latin America (Garden
City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, 1970), Introduction and Chs. 1-5,
ppo xv-67.
Glade, William, Ch. III, "The Organization & Management of the
Public Sector: Colonial Spanish America"; Ch. VI, "The Early
Nineteenth Century: Development Reorientation and Relocation";
Ch. VII, "The External Sector and National Policies from
1850 to 1914"; and Ch. X, "The Origin of Economic Policy
Changes in the Twentieth Century," from The Latin American
Griffin, Chs. II-III, ppo 86-173.
Journal of International Affairs, Volo XXIV, No. 1 (1970), Issue
on Economic Development in the 1970's.
Prebisch, Raul, "The System and Social Structure of Latin America,"
in Irving Louis Horowitz, ed., Latin American Radicalism: A
Documentary Report on Left and Nationalist Movements (New York:
Vintage, 1969), pp. 29-52.
Steins, Chso IV-V, pp. 86-185,

Topic 4: The Role of the State in Latin America; the Meaning of

Chalmers, Douglas, "Crises and Change in Latin America," Journal
of International Affairs, Vo. 23, No. 1 (1969).
Goulet, Denis, "On the Goals of Development," Cross Currents, Volo
XVIII, No. 4 (Fall, 1968), pp, 387-405.
Heilbroner, Robert L., "Counterrevolutionary America," Commentary
Reports, 1967.
Kaplan, Marcos, "Economic Aspects of the Latin American Crisis,"
1970 CICOP Proceedings (Washington: U.S. Catholic Conference,
Seers, Dudley, "The Meaning of Development," in Inter;.tional
Development Review, Vol. XI, Noe 4, ppo 1-6.
Steins, Epilogue, pp. 188-98.

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