GOVT2013: Comparative Politics of Latin America - Essay Writing
Essay Writing - Latin America PoliticsEssay #1 1.
) Although Latin America is not as poor as some parts of the world, no country
in the region has managed to reach fully developed status either. Scholars have
highlighted a number of possible explanations, such as colonialism and policy
decisions. What explains Latin America’s failure to develop? Whatever
argument you make, be sure to consider alternative explanations.
Essay #2 2.
) In his analysis of the breakdown of democracy in Brazil, Alfred Stepan
highlights the importance of leadership. He suggests that had João Goulart
been a more skilled leader, the 1964 coup could have been averted. One could
conceivably apply such a voluntarist argument to the case of Chile, as well.
Was Salvador Allende’s leadership responsible for the 1973 coup, or was the
coup inevitable? Be sure to support your argument with evidence.