Latin American Politics, Final, Part II. (200 pts)
Fall 2020 (Open Weds, Oct. 21, 2:45; Due Thursday, Oct. 22, 5:00)
For section II of this exam, you may use any materials provided for this classlectures, readings, videos, or your notes. However, please make sure that you are putting all information into your own words, unless directly quoting (quotes should be minimal). You are not permitted to use external sources (internet searches for other definitions or information), and all work must be independent. Please do not discuss this exam with anyoneclassmates or othersuntil the exam period is closed. Violating any of these rules would be considered a violation of academic honesty.
**Essays should be about 1-2 pages, 200-600 words. 50 pts each
1) In the last decade of the 20th century, both Mexico and Chile democratized, but in different way. Compare these transitionswhat kinds of regimes they were transitioning from, the nature of the transition, and how successful theyve been.
2) Venezuela and Argentina have had two of the regions most important populist leaders. What is populism? How similar or different were Juan Pern and Hugo Chvez? Compare how they came to power, as well as their policies and political positions.
3) Relations with the United States played an important role in motivating the Cuban revolution, as well as the evolution of the revolutionary regime. Explain.
4)According to Samuel Huntington, the world experienced a third wave of democracy around the 1980s. Are we still in this wave? **Discuss three of the countries we have studied in this class (Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina or Cuba). Are these countries more or less democratic than they were in the 1980s? Do they currently seem to becoming more democratic, or less democratic? *Make sure to provide relevant details about each case.