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DAFF 25A41 - Contemporary Latin America

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2020-2021

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

The main goal of this seminar is to propose an introduction to the contemporary Latin American politics. First, a general panorama of the historical trends will be presented with a focus in the regional's problems of democratization during the last century. Second, we will concentrate our attention on the public regional's agenda to study different topics like the violence, the crisis of the welfare state, the crisis of political representation, the populism phenomenon and the risks of an authoritarian regression in the continent.

Teachers

RODRIGUEZ, Dario A. (Enseignant)

Course validation

Oral Presentation / Exposé (50%) Final paper (50%) An active oral participation will be required during the course. Mandatory readings will be proposed.

Required reading

  • BETHELL, Leslie (ed.), The Cambridge History of Latin America, 1995.
  • DABENE, Olivier, L'Amérique latine au XXe siècle, Paris, Armand Colin, 2003.
  • ROUQUIE, Alain, Amérique latine. Introduction à l'extrême occident, Paris, Seuil, 1987.
  • ARTIGAS, Alvaro, Amérique du sud : les démocraties inachevées, Paris, Armand Colin, 2005.
  • DABENE, Olivier, L'Amérique latine au XXe siècle, Paris, Armand Colin, 2003.