|Course Code :||MPSE-2|
|Course Title :||State and Society in Latin America|
|Medium :||English Medium|
|Program :||MA (Political Science)|
|Max Marks :||100|
|Session :||July 2020 and January 2021 (2020-21)|
|Last Date of Submission :||31st March, 2021 (for July 2020 session)
30th September, 2021 (for January 2021 session)
|Solution Type :||Softcopy (PDF File)|
Indira Gandhi National Open University
STATE AND SOCIETY IN LATIN AMERICA (MPSE-002)
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Course Code: MPSE-002
Assignment Code: ASST/TMA/2020-21
Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. Each question carries 20 marks.
1. Examine the impact of colonial socio-economic structures on the political structures of Latin America and briefly describe the ideas and circumstances that led to the independent movements in the continent.
2. What is dependency? Compare the theory of dependency with other developmental theories in the context of Latin America.
3. What distinguishes a revolutionary movement from other social movements? How far do you consider the Cuban revolution a ‘successful’ revolution?
4. What is populism? Discuss the impact of populist movements and regimes in the politics of Argentina and Brazil.
5. Explain briefly the evolution of regionalism in Latin America. Which regional grouping, in your opinion, is more viable, and why?
Write a short note on the following in about 250 words each:
6. (a) Economic and social significance of pampas
(b) Minerals and economic development in Chile
7. (a) Inward and Outward strategies of development
(b) Slavery and plantation economy in Latin America
8. (a) Role of New Social Movements (NSM) in democratic transition of LA
9. (a) India and Latin America
(b) ‘Economic cycles’ in Brazil
10. (a) Peasants and land rights movements in Mexico
(b) Role of Catholic Church in Latin American politics
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