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  1. Topic 1: The challenges of nation building: colonial legacies, states and markets 13 items
    1. Core reading 2 items
      1. The puzzle of Latin American economic development - Patrice M. Franko, Dawson Books 2019

        Book Essential See: Franko, Patrice M. (2007). Chapter 2, ‘Historical Legacies’,

      2. History Lessons. - Sokoloff, Kenneth L. 2000

        Article Essential

    2. Further reading 11 items
      1. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation - Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson 2001

        Article Further

      2. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

        Book Further See: Chapter 7 ‘The quest for order’

      3. The economic history of Latin America since independence - V. Bulmer-Thomas 2003

        Book Further See: Chapter 2, ‘The struggle for national identity from independence to the midcentury’ and Chapter 3 ‘The export sector and the world economy, circa 1850-1914’

      4. Modern Latin America - Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith, James Naylor Green 2014

        Book Further See: Chapter 3, ‘The Transformation of Modern Latin America, 1880s-1990s’

      5. Ideas and ideologies in twentieth century Latin America 1996

        Book Further See: Charles Hale, ‘Political ideas and ideologies in Latin America, 1870–1930’, Chapter 2.

      6. Inequality in Latin American and the Caribbean. Breaking with History? - David De Ferranti, Guillermo E. Perry, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Michael Walton 2004

        Document Further See: Part 2, Chapter 4, ‘The Historical Roots of Inequality in Latin America’

      7. The Cambridge History of Latin America: Volume 3: From Independence to c.1870 1985

        Book Further See: Chapter 9. Safford, Frank, ‘Politics, Ideology and Society in Post-Independence Spanish America’, pp. 347-421.

      8. Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent - Eduardo H. Galeano 2009, c1997

        Book Further Many editions available

      9. Politics of Latin America: the power game - Harry E. Vanden, Gary Prevost 2015

        Book Further

  2. Topic 2: Institutions and instability: Mexico 9 items
    1. Core reading 4 items
      1. Or, for a clearer historical narrative (but longer text), read:

    2. Further reading 5 items
      1. In the shadow of the Mexican revolution: contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989 - Héctor Aguilar Camín, Lorenzo Meyer, University of Texas. Institute of Latin American Studies 1993

        Book Further See: Chapters 2 and 3. Aguilar Camin, H. and Meyer, L. ‘The Revolutions Are the Revolution: 1913-1920’ and ‘From the Caudillo to the Maximato: 1920-1934’

      2. The Mexico reader: history, culture, politics - G. M. Joseph, Timothy J. Henderson 2002

        Book Further

      3. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

        Book Further See: Chapter 10. Williamson, Edwin, ‘Mexico: Revolution and Stability’

      4. On 'Governability' in Mexico - Laurence Whitehead 10/1981

        Article Further Still the best short account of the PRI’s strategy for staying in power.

  3. Topic 3: Inward-looking growth & economic nationalism: Brazil and Argentina 15 items
    1. Core reading 3 items
      1. The puzzle of Latin American economic development - Patrice M. Franko 2019

        Book Essential See: Chapter 3. Franko, Patrice, ‘Import Substitution Industrialisation’ (useful and clear background reading)

    2. Further reading 12 items
      1. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

        Book Further See: Edwin Williamson, chapter 9, ‘Nationalism and Development: An overview’, Also, the following chapters have country specific focus for Mexico (chapter 10), Brazil (11), Cuba (12), Argentina (13) and Chile (14).

      2. Brazil: five centuries of change - Thomas E. Skidmore 2010

        Book Further See: Thomas E. Skidmore, chapter 5 ‘Building to a dictatorship and World War II’

      3. The economic history of Latin America since independence - V. Bulmer-Thomas 2003

        Book Further See: Victor Bulmer Thomas, chapter 9, ‘Inward-looking development in the postwar period’

      4. The history of Brazil - Robert M. Levine 1999

        Book Further See: Robert M. Levine, chapter 6, ‘Dictatorship and Democracy’

      5. The economic history of Latin America since independence - V. Bulmer-Thomas 2003

        Book Further See: Chapter 9. Bulmer-Thomas, Victor, ‘Inward-looking development in the postwar period’

      6. The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 2: The Long Twentieth Century 2006

        Book Further See: Chapter 13. Haber, S. 'The Political Economy of Industrialization'

      7. Latin America since 1930: economy, society, and politics - Leslie Bethell 1994

        Book Further See: Rosemary Thorp ‘The Latin American economies, 1939–c. 1950’

      8. Progress, poverty and exclusion: an economic history of Latin America in the 20th century - Rosemary Thorp, Inter-American Development Bank c1998

        Book Further See: Rosemary Thorp, chapter 5, ‘Industrialisation and the growing role of the state: 1945-1973’

      9. Manufacturing miracles: paths of industrialization in Latin America and East Asia - Gary Gereffi, Donald L. Wyman 1990

        Book Further See: Robert R. Kaufman, chapter 5, ‘How Societies Change Developmental Models or Keep Them: Reflections on the Latin American Experience in the 1930s and the Postwar World’

  4. Topic 4: The political economy of populism: Argentina and Brazil 18 items
    1. Core reading 3 items
      1. The macroeconomics of populism in Latin America - Dawson Books 1991

        Book Essential See: RO Kaufman & B Stalling, chapter 2, ‘The Political Economy of Populism’, in Dornbusch & Edwards (eds.) The Macroeconomics of Populism in Latin America, 1991, p15-33. Please also read the proceeding comment by Paul W Drake, p35-40, which particularly refers to earlier episodes/experiences of populism in Latin America (1930s-1960s)

    2. Further reading 15 items
      1. Populism 7 items
        1. The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 2: The Long Twentieth Century 2006

          Book Further See: Haber S, ‘The Political Economy of Industrialization’, chapter 13

        2. Ideas and ideologies in twentieth century Latin America 1996

          Book Further See: Joseph L. Love. ‘Economic ideas and ideologies in Latin America since 1930’

        3. Authoritarianism and corporatism in Latin America - James M. Malloy 1977

          Book Further See: Thomas E Skidmore ‘The Politics of Economic Stabilisation in Postwar Latin America’

      2. Brazil reading 4 items
        1. The history of Brazil - Robert M. Levine 1999

          Book Further See: Robert M. Levine, chapter 6, ‘Dictatorship and Democracy’

        2. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

          Book Further See: Edwin Williamson, Chapter 11 ‘Brazil: Order and Progress’

        3. The Cambridge History of Latin America: Volume 8: Latin America since 1930: Spanish South America 1991

          Book Further See: Leslie Bethell, chapter 1, ‘Politics in Brazil under Vargas, 1930-1945’ and/or chapter 2, ‘Politics in Brazil under the Liberal Republic, 1945-1964’

        4. A concise history of Brazil - Boris Fausto 1999

          Book Further See: Boris Fausto chapter 4 ‘The Vargas State’ and chapter 5 ‘The democratic experiment’

      3. Argentina reading 4 items
        1. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

          Book Further See: Edwin Williamson, or chapter 13 ‘Argentina: The Long Decline’

        2. The Cambridge History of Latin America: Volume 8: Latin America since 1930: Spanish South America 1991

          Book Further See: David Rock, chapter 1 ‘Argentina, 1930-1946’ and/or Juan Carlos Torre’s chapter 2 ‘Argentina since 1946’

        3. Peronism and Argentina - James P. Brennan 1998

          Book Further

        4. Argentina: from anarchism to Peronism : workers, unions and politics, 1855-1985 - Ronaldo Munck, Ricardo Falcón, Bernardo Galitelli 1987

          Book Further

  5. Topic 5: Cuba: a revolutionary alternative? 27 items
    1. Core reading 3 items
      1. Che Guevara: the economics of revolution - Helen Yaffe, Askews & Holts Library Services 2009

        Book Essential See: Helen Yaffe Chapter 1 ‘Introduction’ and chapter 2 ‘Revolutionary Consolidation and the Budgetary Finance System’

      2. The Curious Case of Cuba - C. William Keck, Gail A. Reed 08/2012

        Article Essential

    2. Further reading 24 items
      1. Democracy and revolution: Latin America and socialism today - Dawn Linda Raby 2006

        Book Essential See: Chapter 4. Raby, D. L. ‘Originality and Relevance of the Cuban Revolution’

      2. The deep, historical roots of Cuban anti-imperialism - Ernesto Domínguez López, Helen Yaffe 02/11/2017

        Article Further

      3. Cuba: a new history - Richard Gott c2004

        Book Further

      4. The Cuba reader: history, culture, politics - Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, Pamela María Smorkaloff 2003

        Book Further

      5. Cuba in revolution: a history since the fifties - Antoni Kapcia 2008

        Book Further

      6. Cuban medical internationalism: origins, evolution, and goals - John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman, dawsonera 2009

        Book Further

      7. Conflicting missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 - Piero Gleijeses c2002

        Book Further Or a history worthy of pride

      8. The Cuban Revolution in the 21st century - George Lambie 2010

        Book Further

      9. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

        Book Further See: Chapter 12. Williamson, Edwin, ‘Cuba: Dependency, Nationalism and Revolution’

      10. Housing policy in Castro’s Cuba - Teddy Kapur, Alastair Smith 2002

        Document Further

      11. The sugarmill: the socioeconomic complex of sugar in Cuba, 1760-1860 - Manuel Moreno Fraginals, Cedric Belfrage, Manuel Moreno Fraginals 1976

        Book Further

      12. Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the urban underground - Julia Sweig, American Council of Learned Societies c2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

  6. Topic 6: From social democracy to monetarism: Chile 18 items
    1. Core reading 1 item
      1. Victims of the Chilean miracle: workers and neoliberalism in the Pinochet era, 1973-2002 - Dawson Books 2004

        Book Essential See: ‘Introduction’, pp. 1-13, and chapter 1 ‘The Pinochet Era’, pp. 14-70

    2. Further reading 17 items
      1. Socialism and populism in Chile, 1932-52 - Paul W. Drake, American Council of Learned Societies c1978 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Paul W Drake, ‘Epilogue: The Tragedy of Socialism and Populism, 1952-73’

      2. A history of Chile, 1808-1994 - Simon Collier, William F. Sater 1996

        Book Further

      3. Chile: the legacy of Hispanic capitalism - Brian Loveman 1988

        Book Further

      4. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

        Book Further See: Chapter 14. Williamson, Edwin, ‘Chile: Democracy, Revolution and Dictatorship’

      5. Soviet relations with Latin America 1959-1987 - Nicola Miller 1989

        Book Further See: Chapter 5. Miller, Nicola, '‘Socialism with red wine…’ Moscow and Chile’s Popular Unity experiment'

      6. Democracy and revolution: Latin America and socialism today - Dawn Linda Raby 2006

        Book Further See: Chapter 6. Raby, D.L. 'Revolutions Aborted in Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today', pp. 197-206

      7. How Allende fell: a study in US-Chilean relations - James F. Petras, Morris H. Morley 1974

        Book Further

      8. Conversations with Allende: socialism in Chile - Régis Debray, Peter Beglan 1971

        Book Further

      9. The legacy of dictatorship: political, economic and social change in Pinochet's Chile - University of Liverpool. Institute of Latin American Studies 1993

        Book Further

      10. Shantytown protest in Pinochet's Chile - Cathy Lisa Schneider 1995

        Book Further

      11. Pinochet's economists: the Chicago school in Chile - Juan Gabriel Valdés 1995

        Book Further

  7. Topic 7: US ‘imperialism’ and the economics of the Cold War 7 items
    1. Core reading 3 items
      1. Inevitable revolutions: the United States in Central America - Walter LaFeber c1993

        Book Essential First edition in stock at History UC140.U6 LAFEB

    2. Further reading 4 items
      1. The deep, historical roots of Cuban anti-imperialism - Ernesto Domínguez López, Helen Yaffe 02/11/2017

        Article Further

      2. Soviet relations with Latin America 1959-1987 - Nicola Miller 1989

        Book Further

      3. How to read Donald Duck: imperialist ideology in the Disney comic - Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart 1991

        Book Further

      4. Confessions of an economic hit man - John Perkins 2006

        Book Further

  8. Topic 8: The Political Economy of Military Authoritarianism: Brazil, Argentina and Chile 7 items
    1. Core reading 3 items
      1. A concise history of Brazil - Boris Fausto, Arthur Brakel 2014

        Book Essential See: Chapter 6. ‘The Military Government and the Transition to Democracy’

      2. The legacy of dictatorship: political, economic and social change in Pinochet's Chile - Alan Angell, Benny Pollack 1993

        Book Essential

      3. The military and the state in Latin America - Alain Rouquié c1987

        Book Essential See: Chapter on the Argentine military regime of 1976-83

    2. Further reading 4 items
      1. The history of Brazil - Robert M. Levine 1999

        Book Further See: Chapter 6. 'Dictatorship and Democracy’

      2. Dossier secreto: Argentina's Desaparecidos and the myth of the "Dirty War" - Martin Edwin Andersen 1993

        Book Further

      3. A concise history of Brazil - Boris Fausto 1999

        Book Further See: Chapter 6. ‘The Military Government and the Transition to Democracy’

  9. Topic 9: Neoliberalism: crisis and reform 4 items
    1. Core reading 2 items
      1. The political economy of Latin America: reflections on neoliberalism and development after the commodity boom - Peter Kingstone 2018

        Book Essential See: Chapter 3. Kingstone, Peter, ‘Neoliberalism and its Discontents’

    2. Further reading 2 items
      1. The politics of international debt - Miles Kahler 1986

        Book Further See: Kaufman, R., ‘Democratic and Authoritarian responses to the debt issue: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico’, pp.187-217

  10. Topic 10: Inequality and social policy: Latin America in the 2000s 4 items
    1. Core reading 2 items
      1. A world to build: new paths toward twenty-first century socialism - Marta Harnecker, Fred Fuentes, Marta Harnecker 2015

        Book Essential See: Part one ‘Latin America Advances’ (read at least chapters 1 and 2)

      2. Contemporary Latin America: development and democracy beyond the Washington consensus - Francisco Panizza 2009

        Book Essential See: Chapter on ‘Left governments, economic constraints and policy choices’

    2. Further reading 2 items
      1. The Oxford handbook of Latin American economics - José Antonio Ocampo, Jaime Ros 2011

        Book Further See: Bacha, E. L. and Fishlow, A. 'The Recent Commodity Price Boom and Latin American Growth: More than new bottles for an old wine?', pp. 394-410

      2. Democracy and revolution: Latin America and socialism today - Dawn Linda Raby 2006

        Book Further

  11. Readings 1 item
    1. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

      Book Essential See: 'Nationalism and Development: An Overview' (Chapter 9) Available Via the Online Resource Button.