LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
Section: 001 The New Economic Order: Latin America and the International Monetary Fund
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Department: LSA II: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Meets 9/10/2009-10/8/2009. (Drop/Add deadline=09/16/09.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of Instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The "New World Order" that emerged after the Second World War was enabled, among others, by the creation of multilateral organizations. In the political-economic arena, most notable was the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which was part of USA's planning of the postwar era. By analyzing the history of the conflictual relations between Latin America and the IMF since its creation in 1944 until the late 1970s, this course will explore questions such as: Was there anything new in the "New Economic Order"? How did the new multilateralism actually work? What role did the United States craft for itself in the "New World Order," and what happened to peripheral countries such as Chile, Bolivia and Argentina? What is the IMF? What role did (and does) it play in the international arena? To what extent did IMF policies and practices towards Latin American countries reflect the US foreign policy? Through primary and secondary source readings, this course will look closely at what could be termed the "intimate" aspects of the relationship between the IMF and Latin American countries. This course will be broadly comparative, touching many "chronic" Latin American debtors, but focusing mainly on the polemical and tumultuous IMF-Argentinean relation. (This 1 credit mini-course will meet Thursday 11 - 2 pm, September 10 - October 8, 2009.)

LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
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001 (SEM)
Th 11:00AM - 2:00PM
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