|Module Title||MILITARY AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Lucy Taylor|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Lecture||8 Hours 8 x 1 hour Lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||16 Hours 8 x 2 hour Seminars|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours 1 x 2 hour examination (pre-released)||50%|
|Essay||1 x 3,000 word essay||50%|
The course focuses on the problems and dynamics of political change in post-war Latin America. The course seeks to show how historical events not only have immediate repercussions but also have an impact on contemporary politics. Moreover, it aims to highlight how the difficulties faced by fragile democracies are rooted in the history of violent power transitions and the political norms of violence and coercion which these establish.
The module will give students an understanding of the following:
** Recommended Text
Skidmore and Smith. Modern Latin American (3rd Edition).
Wynia. Politics of Latin American Development (4th Edition).