Latin America in the International System
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Humanities|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||January 2013 [ Standard ]|
The subject selectively covers the politics, regional organisations and international role of Mexico, South America and Central America. It includes case studies of Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Major themes include the issues of political and economic reform, social crisis and transformation, challenges to democratisation and the emerging role of economic regionalism, driven by organisations such as Mercosur, NAFTA and the FTAA. New foreign and security policies are also assessed,looking forward to the regions needs in the 21st century.
Students gain an understanding of the international relations of Latin America, including case studies of Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.