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Latin American and Caribbean Politics (9567.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society

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    • Semester 2, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (150732) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 8, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (150445) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 7, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (150534) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (152432) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (152780) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 5, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (152917) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 4, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (153018) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 3, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (153166) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (153338) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 10, 2015, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (138120) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 8, 2015, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (138129) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit will introduce students to the politics of Latin America and the Caribbean and examine the causes and effects of the region's development. In many ways, Latin American & Caribbean politics defies any sort of coherent logic attempting to bring it together, a fact that is much reflected in the field of Latin American studies. Instead of approaching the field in pursuit of one central theme, students will come at the topic from multiple directions and different perspectives.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the geographic, demographic, economic, and cultural context within which Latin American political systems are situated;

    2. Explain the region's lack of development with reference to contending theories of political economy: modernisation, structuralism, dependency, and neo-classical;

    3. Describe the process of democratisation, with special focus on institution-building that promote democratic participation and accountability; and

    4. Acquire multiple perspectives on and discuss current issues facing the region, including trade and economic integration, the war on drugs, immigration, and globalisation.

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    Prerequisites

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