Title: Chaney course syllabi and related materials
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Creator: Chaney, Elsa M.
Publisher: Estate of Elsa M. Chaney
Publication Date: 1976-1977
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Latin American Politics


1!, 1976-77 -3 Sylllabra.s
U(iffie HIolrs!

>y ,Londays, 10:300.-12 noor
Thursday: 1 -2 30 pm:
This course is designed to introduce the student to the complex
problems facing Latin American political systems committed to pro-
gram's of rapid economic development, The first part of the course
explores the relationships between politics and economics in the
region as a whole,, while the second part examines several Latin
American countries with contrasting patterns of public policy
towards development -- with special emphasis on Brazil.. Peru and

Readings: There is no formal textbook. Do buy, gradually if you
.li.ke the paperbacks available at the Fordham Book Exchange on
Decatur at Webster. (None of these books is available at the
University Bookstore.): Books listed in order of uses
Wiarda, Howard J.,, Politics & Social Change in Latin America-
the Distinct Tradition. Amherst< University of I'iassachusetts
Press, 1_ 7
Cockcroft James D., Andre Gunder Frank and Dale L. Johnson,
Dependence and Underdevelopmennt- Latin America's Political
Economy. Garden Cy, TJ S Anchor tOks 1TT9'
SteTnr, Stanely J, and Barbara H. Stein, The Colonial Heritage
of Latin America: Essays on Economic Development in Perspeec
tive., New York: Oxford University Press, 1970
Stepan, Alfred. The I.litary in Politics Changin Patters in
Brazil. Princeton Princeton university Press, 191
Chap.lin David. Peruvian Nationalisms A Corgoratist Revolution.
New Brunswick, New Jerseyt Transaction Books,,?97 "7
.-esa-Lago Carmelo,, ;evolutionary Change in Culba. Pittsburghs
bni-versi.ty of Pitztsburgh Press .I97

Your Class Contribution: Each student will "contract" with the
professor to speclaTize in one country which will be Lto be de-
cided by class vote]. Your task wiM be to explore the patterns
of political/economic development in the country you choose, using
the two models of development which we will assess in this course:
the conventional economic model and the dependency model which is,
in effect, a critique of the first model. The work you do will
be tailored to your own interests: you may, for example, compare
and contrast (at least three) major works on your country; you
may devise a scenario or script to dramatize the situation of
your country; you may stage a debate, or you may propose anything
else within reason, i.e., anything that will not land us in jail.
Contracts are due the middle of February, and selected presenta-
tions will, be made totthe class on the last three Thursdays of
the course. (Presentations will bring a grade up one step i.ee,
a C to C-plus; a B to B-plus, etco) There will be a final exam
(tentative date, i.,onday, Lay 16) and an optional, non-predudicial
mid-term on on Thursday, ,,arch 10.

III. Brief Outline of the Course

1. Introduction 1-2 (Jan. 26 -Feb, 3)
STheories of Dependence and Underdevelopment
Alternative Theories: the "Development"
I' odel

wiarda, Intro.;
Cockcroft, et al.,
Intro. and Chs. I,
2 and 4

2. Transformation of

"Traditional'" Societies

3,4 (Feb, 7-17)

- A Demographer's Views Too -;any People? 25-
- An Economists View: Lagging Development? Ch.
- A Sociologist's View: Rigid Castes and Classes
- An Historian's View: A Complexity of Cultures
- A Political Scientist's Views Governments without
Legitimacy, Authority,, Consensus

3. How Are Thir IJn_ Alegia: 5 (Feb. 23,24)
A STmEuol n
SDevelopment Priorities & Possibilities
SPolitical Realities & Limitations


iam in Niarda
se in Wiarda,
59; Cockcroft,

Ayres articles to
be distributed with
other material

4. The Iberian Heritage: 6,7 (Feb. 28 ~-iar.0O) horse in Wiarda,
ags & Contradictions 105-26; Steins,
The Conquest & Settlement Chs. 1-4, 4-119,
Geographic & Resources Factors
The Peoples Who Came
The Colonial Economy
The Creation of the Latifundios
Urbanization without Modernization
Industrialization with Economic Progress

5. "Classic" Actors & Themes in 8 (Iar. 21-24) Anderson in Wiardas
Latin American Poitics Dealy in Wiarda$
Elites, masses, middle sectors, CIA, Veliz in Wiarda;
guerrilleros-. etc., etcc, etc. Cockcroft, et al,
Chs. 10, 13 & 14

6. Brazil: Economric Ihiracle in a 9, 10 ([iar, 28- Stepan book
Conservative v iii.ta1 Re imet Apr. 7)

7. Peru: Social Progress in a
Radical lItary Regime'?

1.1, 12 (Apr. 11Q21)

Chaplin book, selec-
ted articles

8. Cubas Social and Economic Re- 13, 14 (Apr. 25- Lesa-Lago book
evolution in a Socualist Regime? 1,ay 5)

FIN Examination (tentative)
Monday, Ikay 16



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