Asia, Africa and Latin America: Dynamism and Change in the Global South
University of Westminster
Area of Study
African Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module is an introductory examination of the politics and international relations in regions and
countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as sites that are predominantly associated with crisis and problems, but also with liberation and resistance, rising power and growth. It investigates the political development of the ?global south? as a bloc of international solidarity and also as a collection of states and political systems whose trajectories into the 21st century and engagement in the global order are highly differentiated. They range from emerging global powers to ?failed states?, from most rapidly growing countries to the poorest ones, from experiencing the most violent conflicts to having long term stability. Students will critically evaluate the narratives, concepts, theories and experiences of political development in the global south, working individually and collaboratively to develop their empirical and theoretical knowledge of these dynamic regions.
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