POLS 086. The United States and Latin America (CP)
This course examines the complex and checkered relationship between the United States and Latin America. The first half of the course locates this relationship within the post-colonial context and explores how US policy toward Latin America changed over the course of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to the role of commercial interests, the geopolitics of the Cold War, and the often adverse consequences of US intervention for Latin American peoples and their struggles for democratic self-determination. The second half of the course explores a series of contemporary issues in depth, including free trade agreements, drug war policy and transnational criminal networks, the contentious politics of immigration, and the implications of China’s recent challenge to US hegemony in the region.
Eligible for LALS
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http:www.swarthmore.edu/political-science
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