Globalization and Insecurity F18 (LACS*6030)
Code and section: LACS*6030*01
Term: Fall 2018
Welcome to LACS 6030, Globalization and Insecurity in the Americas. This graduate seminar will provide an analytical, critical and interdisciplinary overview of Latin America and the Caribbean in the larger context of the Americas, with a focus on the security and insecurity of the region’s people. The first part of the course opens with an introduction to the historical roots of underdevelopment in Latin America and the various theoretical and conceptual frameworks that contribute to understanding the region’s social, economic and political realities. In the second part of the course, we will look at globalization and its consequences, with a focus on four key dimensions of human security and insecurity: economic, environmental, cultural and political. The third and final section will examine how various actors, from indigenous groups to political movements, are responding to these threats and how such resistance is reshaping the political landscape in the region. movements, are responding to these threats and how such resistance is reshaping the political landscape in the region.