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Course Overview

This course examines the current security conditions and challenges which face contemporary Latin America.  This includes narco-terrorism, debt, populism and neopopulism amongst other things.  The region’s different sub regions will all be examined with the international, domestic, cultural and ideological factors for the current security conditions being considered.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mervyn Bain

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will study international, domestic, cultural and ideological factors in contemporary Latin America, and pose analytical, empirical and ethical questions relevant to the region. The course aims to introduce students to the nuances and complexities involved in studying security issues in contemporary Latin America, but also politics and international relations in the region. Its main themes will include narco-terrorism, ‘failed’ and ‘rogue states,’ dependency theory, liberation theology, revolutions, populism and neopopulism, democratisation, debt and globalisation, regional integration, the region’s international relations, and the study of the Latin American subregions.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

40% in-course assessment, 60% exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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