15249 - History and Institutions of Latin America

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  • Teacher Loris Zanatta

  • Credits 10

  • SSD SPS/05

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Feb 26, 2018 to May 25, 2018

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

The course is designed as a basic tool for understanding the history and contemporary Latin American politics. Its key objectives are: to provide the structural elements of economic and political geography of Latin America, with particular attention to the heterogeneity of the region and ensure a general approach on the main stages of contemporary Latin American history. At the end of the course the student should be able to find a key to understanding the history of Latin America that allows him to establish the largest possible number of parallels with the Western European history .

Course contents

Political and social history of Latin America from the age of independence to date

Readings/Bibliography

Compulsory basic text:

L.Zanatta, Storia dell'America Latina contemporanea, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2017

 

Per la parte orale dell'esame gli studenti dovranno studiare due monografie a scelta tra le seguenti:

  • Anderson, Jon Lee, Che: una vita rivoluzionaria, Baldini & Castoldi, Milano 1998.
  • Carlos de la Torre and Cynthia J. Arnson, Latin American populism in the 21. Century, Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University press, 2013, XII, 398 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Haslam, Jonathan, The Nixon administration and the death of Allende's Chile: a case of assisted suicide, London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
  • Hernandez Chavez, Alicia, Storia del Messico: dall'epoca precolombiana ai giorni nostri, Milano: Bompiani, 2005.
  • Morelli, Federica, L'indipendenza dell'America spagnola. Dalla crisi della monarchia alle nuove repubbliche, Mondadori Education, Milano 2015
  • Novaro, Marcos, La dittatura argentina, Carocci, Roma 2005.
  • Pérez-Stable, Marifeli, The Cuban revolution: origins, course, and legacy, 2nd ed., New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Ragno, Francesco, Liberale o populista? Il radicalismo argentino (1930-1943), il Mulino, Bologna 2017.
  • Safford, Frank; Palacios, Marcos, Colombia: fragmented land, divided society, New York ; Oxford: Oxford university press, 2002.
  • Santiso, Javier, Latin Americas political economy of the possible: beyond good revolutionaries and free-marketeers, Cambridge – London, MIT Press, 2006.
  • Skidmore, Thomas, Brazil: five centuries of change, New York ; Oxford : Oxford University press, 2010.
  • Zanatta, Loris, Il peronismo, Carocci, Roma 2008.
  • Zanatta, Loris, Eva Perón. Una biografia politica, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2009
  • Zanatta, Loris, La nazione cattolica. Chiesa e dittatura nell'Argentina di Bergoglio, Laterza 2014.

Assessment methods

The examination will consist of two written exams during the course plus one oral exam at the end of the course on the last part of the program and the two monographs identified by the student.

Office hours

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