Module Identifier IP38820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Stephen Hobden  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours 16 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours 8 x 1 hour  
Assessment Case study   1 x 1,500 word country profile   30%  
  Essay   1 x 4,000 word essay   70%  

Brief description
In recent years the fundamental importance of the Latin American region has been underscored by a range of significant developments: revolution, counter-revolution and military confrontation in Central America; the Latin American debt crisis and its implications for the world economy; the spread of neo-liberal policies; the inclusion of Mexico in NAFTA; the potential global implications of the destruction of the environment. Latin America has also been a key component in the formulation of US foreign policy, and relations between the North and South of America provide a guide to the likely future of relations between developed and developing worlds. This module examines how Latin America has been influenced by international forces, as well as how developments within the region have, in turn, had an impact on the international system.

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the Latin American region and to its role in international politics.

By the end of this module you will be able:

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Duncan Green. Faces of Latin America.
Eduardo Galeano. Open Veins of Latin America.