- Code POLS2095
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Political Sciences, Economic History, Political Economy, Latin American Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Tracy Fenwick
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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It has been said that Latin America pre-figured every political trend of the twentieth century – liberalism, fascism, socialism, corporatism, democracy and military dictatorship. It also illustrates some of the extremes of economic policy – from heavily statist administrations to the most ruthless application of neo-liberalism. This course provides an overview of the transformation of four Latin American countries – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It will not be just an economic history. It will investigate connections between culture, history, social and political structures and economic growth.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic questions associated with the political economy of development, especially the role of the state and its institutions in determining economic development
- Attribute the differences between major development theories including modernisation theory, dependency theory, neoliberalism, and post-neoliberalism to their contextual circumstances
- Assess the major arguments surrounding the nature and foundations of development in this and other developing societies, and be able to justify their positions in relation to these arguments.
- Compare the post-war political economy of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile through written analysis.
- Criticise or defend a policy proposal about development in developing societies.
Indicative AssessmentEssay or policy brief plan of 500 words (10%) LO 1,5
Written essay or policy brief of 2,500 words (40%) LO 1,3,4,5
Final examination, 2 hours (50%) LO 2,4
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 39 hours of contact:26 hours of lectures (typically one per week followed immediately by a one hour workshop)
13 hours of workshop and workshop like activities (movies, reading groups, focus groups, and in-class activities)
b) 91 hours of independent student research,
reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Kingstone, Peter. 2011. The Political Economy of Latin America: Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development. New York: Routledge.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2584||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|