|Module Title||CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Lucy F A Taylor|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours. (16 x 1 hour)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours. (6 x 1 hour)|
- Synthesise information from a range of sources on Latin American politics and society.
- Assess and discuss the importance of race, gender, and international aspects to Latin American political developments.
- Distinguish and analyse the concepts and practices of citizenship and patronage.
- Effectively deploy case studies to illustrate arguments concerning citizenship and patronage.
- Identify and evaluate differences and similarities between cases regarding citizenship and patronage.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the key contemporary trends identified.
- Account for the prominence of the key contemporary trends.
- Evaluate the theoretical, historical and social elements which underpin Latin American politics, within the parameters of topics covered in the module.
Section one sets out the foundations of study in Latin American politics, exploring theoretical explanations and general trends concerning Latin American history, the dynamics of race and gender and two central mechanisms of political participation; patronage and citizenship.
Section two focuses on three case studies which further explore the dynamics of participation. Argentina provides the case study for patronage politics, Chile provides the case study of citizenship and El Salvador provides the case where participation has been distorted by the strategy of violence.
Section three explores some contemporary trends in participation, focusing on neo-populism, the role of social organizations, corruption and the resurgence of indigenous peoples? struggle.
This module is at CQFW Level 6