Since the arrival of European explorers in the fifteenth century, economies in the Americas have been consistently linked to global networks and international systems of trade. With shared backgrounds of colonization and troubling histories of indigenous and African slave labour, the countries of North, Central, and South America present a unique context within which to investigate questions of globalisation and socio-economic development. More precisely, globalisation and development are not topics than can (or should) be considered in geographic isolation, and to better understand both historical and contemporary processes that link and distinguish countries in the Americas, this module aims to place a regional focus on multiple debates that grow increasingly urgent in the twenty-first century.
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2 x essays: 1,500 words (25%) and 4,000 words (75%)