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Contemporary Latin America - JPM198
Anglický název: Contemporary Latin America
Zajišťuje: Katedra politologie (23-KP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2018
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 96 / 96 (28)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Je záměnnost pro: JPM544
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)
Contemporary Latin America selectively covers the politics, regional organizations and international role of South America. This course provides an introduction to the development and current context of politics in Latin America as well as to theoretical approaches to democracy and development used in political science. It includes case studies of Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Major themes include the issues of political and economic reform, social crisis and transformation, challenges to democratization, and the emerging role of economic regionalism, driven by organizations such as Mercosur, NAFTA and the FTAA. New foreign and security policies are also assessed, looking forward to the region's needs in the 21st century.

How important was the Washington Consensus? in influencing economic reforms in Latin America during the 90s? Were there alternatives to what was done? What was responsible for economic crisis and increasing poverty: the reforms, or the lack such reforms? The answers to these (and many other) questions should by found, or at least analyzed during the semester. The course will also explore alternatives for the future. Students may choose seminar and essay topics of particular interest to them.
Cíl předmětu -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)

Cíl předmetu:
Predmet Contemporary Latin America pokrýva súčasný vývoj latinskoamerickej spoločnosti na poli politickom, sociálnom či kultúrnom.

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D. (28.09.2018)

General books

ATKINS, G. Pope, Handbook of research on the International Relations of Latin America and the
Caribbean Boulder, Westview Press, 2001
BLAKE, Charles H. 2005. Politics in Latin America. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN: 0618215522
CHASTEEN, John Charles, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, N.Y.,
W. W. Norton & Company, 2001
FRIEDEN, Jeffry A. et al. (eds.) Modern Political Economy and Latin America: Theory and
Policy, Boulder, Westview, 2000
GIBSON, Edward S. Federalism and Democracy in Latin America, Baltimore, John Hopkins,
2004
GRINDLE, Merilee & DOMINGO, Pilar (eds) Proclaiming Revolution: Bolivia in Comparative
Perspective, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, October 2003
GWYNNE, Robert N. & KAY, Cristobal Latin America Transformed: Globalization and
Modernity, Cambridge, CUP, 1999
JOSEPH, G.M. & HENDERSON, Timothy J. (ed.) The Mexico Reader: History, Culture,
Politics, N.Y., Duke University Press, 2003
MORA, Frank O. & HEY, Jeanne A.K. Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policies, N.Y.,
Rowman & Litle Publishers, 2003
PAYNE, J. Mark et al. Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America, Inter-
American Development Bank, 2002
SKIDMORE, Thomas E. & SMITH, Peter H. Modern Latin America, Oxford, OUP, 2000
TULCHIN, Joseph S. & ESPACH, Ralph H. (eds.) Latin America in the New International
System, Boulder, Lynne Rienner, 2001
UNGAR, Mark Elusive Reform: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America, London,
Lynne Rienner, 2002
WILLIAMSON, Edwin The Penguin History of Latin America, Harmondsworth, Penguin,
1992

Recommended bibliography:

Legal culture in the age of globalization : Latin America and Latin Europe / edited by Lawrence M. Friedman and Rogelio Perez-Perdomo. -- Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2003
Democratic accountability in Latin America / edited by Scott Mainwaring and Christopher Welna. -- Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2003. -- xv, 343 s.
Shaping the political arena : critical junctures, the labor movement, and regime dynamics in Latin America / Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier. -- Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2002
The Mexico reader : history, culture, politics / edited by Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson. -- Durham : Duke University Press, 2002. -- x, 792 s.
Latin America and the United States : a documentary history / Robert H. Holden ; Eric Zolov. -- New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
he most dangerous area in the world : John F. Kennedy confronts Communist revolution in Latin America / by Stephen G. Rabe. -- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1999
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America / edited by Scott Mainwaring, Matthew Soberg Shugart. -- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Latin America in the twentieth century / Peter Calvert and Susan Calvert. -- Basingstoke; London : Macmillan, 1990
Recommended Journals and Magazines (available in various formats):
? The Economist
? Financial Times
? Foreign Affairs
? Foreign Policy [Internet Access also at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/search_fp_archive.html]
? Global Society
? International Affairs
? Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (via Ebsco Database)
? Latin American Perspectives
? Latin American Politics and Society
? Latin American Research Review
? Survival
? Third World Quarterly
? UNESCO Courier
? World Politics
Recommended internet resources:

A number of Websites are quite useful, and more are coming on line every month, though these are of variable quality. As usual, it is important to check Net sources for bias, and to use a range of different sources where possible, including books and academic journals. Different specialist sites will be pointed out in lecture handouts. Useful databases and Website include: -
? Ebsco. This includes a wide range of magazines and journals.
? The Centre for International Policy has a range of information, papers and articles on Latin America, especially focusing on Columbia, Central America and the US perspective at
? http://www.ciponline.org/
? Central America Daily is an English newspaper covering Latin American current affairs at
? http://www.centralamericadaily.com/
? CNN has special Americas coverage at
? http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/
? A range of useful on-line historical material will be found in the Hispanic Reading Room of (U.S.) Library of Congress, located at
? http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/
? The International Relations Portal includes a Latin America daily news update, as well as a range of articles, lectures and links concerning international affairs. An education and research site, see
? http://www.international-relations.com
? Internet Resources for Latin America provides a quite comprehensive list of news services, articles, and Web resources at
? http://library.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia/
? A comprehensive listing of Latin American newspapers on the Web (some in English) will be found on the Lanic Website at
? http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/news/
? Latin American Newsletters contains useful current political analysis at
? http://www.latinnews.com/
? Le Monde diplomatic has quite good coverage of Latin America. Their collection is searchable, with about a third of their articles accessible without payment. Located at
? http://www.en.monde-diplomatique.fr/
? A range of useful information can be accessed through the official Website of the Organisation of American States (OAS) at
? http://www.oas.org/
? The Rand Corporation has a large number of online articles and some books concerning Latin America, which can be searched at
? http://www.rand.org/search/
? Sincronia is a free-access Journal, written in Spanish, studying Latin American culture and politics at http://fuentes.csh.udg.mx/CUCSH/Sincronia/index.html
For current developments the World Wide Web is another interesting source. For instance:
The Economist (libraries or www.economist.com)
The New Presence (libraries or http://www.new-presence.cz)
Freedom House (http://freedomhouse.org)
European Voice (http://www.europeanvoice.com)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (http://www.rferl.org)
Web pages of political parties, deputies, senators, presidents, parliaments, politicians, various NGOs, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, CCN, etc.

More sources (books, journals, databases) available at the Institute of the International Relations library (http://www.iir.cz), City Library in Prague (www.mlp.cz)

Metody výuky -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (17.11.2021)

room: https://cuni-cz.zoom.us/j/5684256117?pwd=bjhBbG1LZmo3QWV1aU12YjJxcXMzZz09

As stated in Sylabus, there will be hybrid teaching using in person as well as Zoom platform, more info will be send to your emails.

Seminar Guidelines

The aim of the seminars is to 1) expose other students to a wide range of topics, data, research and viewpoints 2) to stimulate thought and discussion on the topic 3) to sharpen presentation and discussion skills 4) to cover subjects in more detail than can be done in the lectures. They are an integral part of the subject.
A range of themes are briefly indicated below. Choose one of these areas, or see the lecturer to plan an individual topic. Do not choose a seminar topic that is the same as, or overlaps too closely, with your colleagues. You will need to do some individual research on this, and use current magazines, papers and journals to cover some issues. See the lecturers, or the librarian, for help in identifying some of these resources.
In the presentation, it is best (but not necessary) to provide students with a 'base' information sheet, outlining your topic, the central question, the key facts, and a summary of your conclusion. Include a bibliography of your sources and ensure that you reference these properly. Since there will be 1-2 speakers each week, plan your speaking time for 10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion time. You will need to have prepared some key questions to lead this class discussion. You may use data projector, power point presentations, video sources, computer or audio materials but ensure that suitable equipment is available. You will be assessed on your ideas, evidence and arguments. If you have booked in for a week ensure that you present at that time. If you need to re-book a time, see your lecturer in advance. Students will not be allowed to re-book into fully-loaded weeks. Material presented in seminars is an important part of the subject.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jana Krejčíková (24.03.2019)

Zkouska

 

Klasifikace se řídí Opatřením děkanky č.17/2018. 

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D. (06.10.2022)

Contemporary Latin America
JPM198
Winter semester 2022/2023
Lectures and seminars: Thursday, 11:00 - 12:30 
Seminar room: online  - room 211 Pekařská a and online ZOOM: 

room: https://cuni-cz.zoom.us/j/5684256117?pwd=bjhBbG1LZmo3QWV1aU12YjJxcXMzZz09

Lecturer: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká,Ph.D.
e-mail: hladka@fsv.cuni.cz
Consultation time: Thursday 13:00 -14:00, in person or online (email contact first)


Course Description

Subject Aims and Objectives:

The subject: Contemporary Latin America selectively covers the politics, regional organizations and international role of South America. This course provides an introduction to the development and current context of politics in Latin America as well as to theoretical approaches to democracy and development used in political science. It includes case studies of Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Major themes include the issues of political and economic reform, social crisis and transformation, challenges to democratization, and the emerging role of economic regionalism, driven by organizations such as Mercosur, NAFTA and the FTAA. New foreign and security policies are also assessed, looking forward to the region's needs in the 21st century. 
How important was the "Washington Consensus" in influencing economic reforms in Latin America during the 90?s? Were there alternatives to what was done? What was responsible for economic crisis and increasing poverty: the reforms, or the lack such reforms? The answers to these (and many other) questions should by found, or at least analyzed during the semester. The course will also explore alternatives for the future.
Attendance:

All students, whether or not they are giving a presentation, are expected to prepare so that they can participate fully in the subsequent discussion of the topic. Participation in seminar discussions is required. Students are expected to attend 90 % of seminars and lectures.

F i n a l E x a m:
Final exam accounts for 70% of the total grade.
Final exam questions/topics will be carefully chosen from all course lectures, seminar topics, required reading and presentations.
In case of absence, the student has to provide the lecturer with a substantial reason (illness etc.) in advance (see the lecturer?s private e-mail above). 

Assessment

Assessment will be based on one oral presentation and final exams: Final exam (90 min). 

The final grade for MA students is a combination of the following items: 
Presentation: 30% 
Final exam: 70% 

Participation in seminar discussions is required. Students are expected to attend 90 per cent of seminars and lectures.
A brief course overview




October 6 , 2022:

Introduction to the course, requirements. Topisc for presenting, course overview
Introduction to Latin America
An Introduction to Latin America in the Global System: Places and Themes

October 13, 2022:

Deepening Democracy

From Colonisation to Nationalism to Globalisation
Changing political structure and culture, Democratization, Transition of Political Systems, Contemporary "dictators" or political elites, Privatization and trade liberalization policies

October 20, 2022:

Politics of Latin America
Population Issues, Pattern of Historical Development, Political and Economic Ideologies
Political systems, theories, political culture

November 3, 2022:

Brazil: An Emerging, Revisionist 'Great Power'?
The Struggle for Democracy: Chile and Argentina. The own attitude of Chile as a worlds player - its relations in between the states of Latin America, the relations with the European Union and United States of America, the solution and a model for the rest of the countries?

November 10, 2022:

The Washington Consensus and US Leadership
The Shifting Pattern of US-Latin American Relations
History and continuation of the relations among USA and the states of Latin America, OEA, TIAR, ALCA, TLCAN, Monroe s Doctrine, Dollars Diplomacy, Interventions and Imperialism. Presidency of Bush vs. Clinton.

November 24, 2022:

Integrative Trends of Latin American region
Regional Organisations and Political Regionalism: The Hemispheric Dream 
Dimension of the Latin American integration, models of integrations, current situation of the economic and political integration, regionalization and globalization in the processes of the integration and it?s framework of international relations.


From Mercosur to Free Trade Areas
Latin American most developed integrative process made of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, relations with European Union, Summits and Agreements, Future visions.

December 1, 2022

Imperfect peace in Colombia

Migration in Venezuela and Colombia

December 8, 2022
New left in Latin America; 
Political Parties, Electoral Systems, Presidencialism, NGOs, (Mis) rule of law, bureaucracy and administration. Pink tide, Globalisation in Latin America , Populism vs. leftism

December 15, 2022
Social Patterns
Social Structures, Criticism of Social Policy, Trends and Changes in the 20th century, Urbanization and problems of overcrowded megalopolises, Degradation of the Environment, Commercial development of the region, Deforestation programs, Coastal pollution, Urban growth, Social Movements.
Alternatives for the future
The Latin American Search for Foreign Policy and Security in the 21st Century , The Quest for Stability: From Dependence to Interdependence, The Global Context of the region of Latin America, Political Changes and Economic prospects, Models of Growth, Globalization and Regional Integration in the World of Tomorrow.
Presentation and Seminar Papers:

The presentation paper accounts for 30% of the total grade. The oral presentation should reflect an intellectual mastery of the topic, good structure, good presentation. 

Each student will give one formal presentation, which should last about 10-15 minutes. Please, make sure that you come to the seminar the day when your presentation is due. Any presenter who cannot come the day of his/her presentation must inform the lecturer at least 24 hours in advance (see the lecturer?s private e-mail address above). You should provide the lecturer with a substantial reason (illness etc.) for your absence.

Seminar Presentation: 
The aim of the seminars is to 1) expose other students to a wide range of topics, data, research and viewpoints 2) to stimulate thought and discussion on the topic 3) to sharpen presentation and discussion skills 4) to cover subjects in more detail than can be done in the lectures. They are an integral part of the subject.
A range of themes are briefly indicated below. Choose one of these areas, or see the lecturer to plan an individual topic. Do not choose a seminar topic that is the same as, or overlaps too closely, with your colleagues. You will need to do some individual research on this, and use current magazines, papers and journals to cover some issues. See the lecturers, or the librarian, for help in identifying some of these resources.
In the presentation, it is best (but not necessary) to provide students with a 'base' information sheet, outlining your topic, the central question, the key facts, and a summary of your conclusion. Include a bibliography of your sources and ensure that you reference these properly. Since there will be 1-2 speakers each week, plan your speaking time for 10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion time. You will need to have prepared some key questions to lead this class discussion. You may use data projector, power point presentations, video sources, computer or audio materials but ensure that suitable equipment is available. You will be assessed on your ideas, evidence and arguments. If you have booked in for a week ensure that you present at that time. If you need to re-book a time, see your lecturer in advance. Students will not be allowed to re-book into fully-loaded weeks. Material presented in seminars is an important part of the subject.

Sample Seminar Topics
Author-date references will be found in the bibliography below. Any topic connected with Latin America and its international role might be a suitable seminar topic, but approval in writing is required with your lecturer if you are developing an individualized topic. Alternatively, you may choose one of the following topics: 
1. Outline U.S.-Brazil relations since the end of the World War II. What tensions exist in this relationship? 
2. Is democracy alive and well in Venezuela? Critically discuss, noting events through 2012-nowdays.
3. Outline the progress of the conflict between the Colombian government and revolutionary groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). What are the prospects for the future?
4. 'The problem of poverty in Latin America, taken on average, has not been solved or even seriously reduced over the last decade.' Critically discuss poverty and inequality, distinguishing long and short-term trends in one or more Latin American countries. 
5. What problems confront Nicaragua through to 2004-2005 in rebuilding a viable and stable state?
6. Are traditional indigenous cultures of the Americas still viable? Outline the contemporary role and influence of one such culture, e.g. the Maya in Mexico or the Andean cultures of Peru.
7. Has the OAS (Organisation of American States) been effective in promoting and supporting democracy over the last decade?
8. Analyse the pattern of migration across the Mexico-U.S. border. Can this migration be in any real sense 'controlled', especially with increased trade flows since the NAFTA agreement? (Include comment on policies initiated by President Bush in 2004.)
9. What form of government is likely be established after "Castroism" is over? What impact might this have on Cuba's international relations?
10. Has the 'war on terror' influenced Latin America and its relationship with the U.S.? What the implications of this process for the region? 
11. What role should indigenous parties play in Latin American politics? Critically discuss using at least two examples. 
12. Outline the contribution of Afro-Americans in one Latin American country, e.g. Cuba, Brazil or Jamaica. What challenges face these communities today?
13. Outline the Chiapas rebellion and indicate how the rebels have run their international political campaign against the policies of the Mexican government. What are the long term effects of this campaign?
14. Outline Chile's current foreign policy, indicating its key aims.
15. What are the outstanding legacies of democratic transition from military regimes, e.g. in Argentina, Chile or Brazil? What role should the military play in these countries? 
16. What was the legacy of Simón Bolívar? Do his ideas still have influence on Latin America today?

Bibliography:
General books

ATKINS, G. Pope, Handbook of research on the International Relations of Latin America and the
Caribbean Boulder, Westview Press, 2001
BLAKE, Charles H. 2005. Politics in Latin America. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN: 0618215522
CHASTEEN, John Charles, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, N.Y.,
W. W. Norton & Company, 2001
FRIEDEN, Jeffry A. et al. (eds.) Modern Political Economy and Latin America: Theory and
Policy, Boulder, Westview, 2000
GIBSON, Edward S. Federalism and Democracy in Latin America, Baltimore, John Hopkins,
2004
GRINDLE, Merilee & DOMINGO, Pilar (eds) Proclaiming Revolution: Bolivia in Comparative
Perspective, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, October 2003
GWYNNE, Robert N. & KAY, Cristobal Latin America Transformed: Globalization and
Modernity, Cambridge, CUP, 1999
JOSEPH, G.M. & HENDERSON, Timothy J. (ed.) The Mexico Reader: History, Culture,
Politics, N.Y., Duke University Press, 2003
MORA, Frank O. & HEY, Jeanne A.K. Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policies, N.Y.,
Rowman & Litle Publishers, 2003
PAYNE, J. Mark et al. Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America, Inter-
American Development Bank, 2002
SKIDMORE, Thomas E. & SMITH, Peter H. Modern Latin America, Oxford, OUP, 2000
TULCHIN, Joseph S. & ESPACH, Ralph H. (eds.) Latin America in the New International
System, Boulder, Lynne Rienner, 2001
UNGAR, Mark Elusive Reform: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America, London,
Lynne Rienner, 2002
WILLIAMSON, Edwin The Penguin History of Latin America, Harmondsworth, Penguin,
1992

Recommended bibliography:

Legal culture in the age of globalization : Latin America and Latin Europe / edited by Lawrence M. Friedman and Rogelio Perez-Perdomo. -- Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2003
Democratic accountability in Latin America / edited by Scott Mainwaring and Christopher Welna. -- Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2003. -- xv, 343 s.
Shaping the political arena : critical junctures, the labor movement, and regime dynamics in Latin America / Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier. -- Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2002
The Mexico reader : history, culture, politics / edited by Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson. -- Durham : Duke University Press, 2002. -- x, 792 s.
Latin America and the United States : a documentary history / Robert H. Holden ; Eric Zolov. -- New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
he most dangerous area in the world : John F. Kennedy confronts Communist revolution in Latin America / by Stephen G. Rabe. -- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1999
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America / edited by Scott Mainwaring, Matthew Soberg Shugart. -- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Latin America in the twentieth century / Peter Calvert and Susan Calvert. -- Basingstoke; London : Macmillan, 1990
Cienfuegos, Manuel Mateo (2006): La asociación estratégica entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur, en la encrucijada (Barcelona: CIDOB edicions). .
(sekce Oxford Journals). Proto v textu nemohu uvést konkrétní čísla stránek.
Sanahuja, José Antonio (2007): "Regionalismo e integración en América Latina: Balance y perspectivas", In: Pensamiento Iberoamericano, 2. období (obnovené vydávání časopisu, počítá se od nuly), č. 0, 2007/1, s. 75-106, .
Recommended Journals and Magazines (available in various formats):
The Economist
Financial Times

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy [Internet Access also at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/search_fp_archive.html]
Global Society
International Affairs
Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (via Ebsco Database)
Latin American Perspectives 
Latin American Politics and Society 
Latin American Research Review
Survival
Third World Quarterly
UNESCO Courier
World Politics
Recommended internet resources:
A number of Websites are quite useful, and more are coming on line every month, though these are of variable quality. As usual, it is important to check Net sources for bias, and to use a range of different sources where possible, including books and academic journals. Different specialist sites will be pointed out in lecture handouts. Useful databases and Website include: -
Ebsco. This includes a wide range of magazines and journals.
The Centre for International Policy has a range of information, papers and articles on Latin America, especially focusing on Columbia, Central America and the US perspective at 
http://www.ciponline.org/ 
Central America Daily is an English newspaper covering Latin American current affairs at 
http://www.centralamericadaily.com/ 
CNN has special Americas coverage at 
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/ 
A range of useful on-line historical material will be found in the Hispanic Reading Room of (U.S.) Library of Congress, located at 
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/ 
The International Relations Portal includes a Latin America daily news update, as well as a range of articles, lectures and links concerning international affairs. An education and research site, see 
http://www.international-relations.com 
Internet Resources for Latin America provides a quite comprehensive list of news services, articles, and Web resources at 
http://library.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia/ 
A comprehensive listing of Latin American newspapers on the Web (some in English) will be found on the Lanic Website at 
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/news/ 
Latin American Newsletters contains useful current political analysis at 
http://www.latinnews.com/ 
Le Monde diplomatic has quite good coverage of Latin America. Their collection is searchable, with about a third of their articles accessible without payment. Located at 
http://www.en.monde-diplomatique.fr/ 
A range of useful information can be accessed through the official Website of the Organisation of American States (OAS) at 
http://www.oas.org/ 
The Rand Corporation has a large number of online articles and some books concerning Latin America, which can be searched at 
http://www.rand.org/search/ 
Sincronia is a free-access Journal, written in Spanish, studying Latin American culture and politics at http://fuentes.csh.udg.mx/CUCSH/Sincronia/index.html
For current developments the World Wide Web is another interesting source. For instance: 
The Economist (libraries or www.economist.com)
The New Presence (libraries or http://www.new-presence.cz)
Freedom House (http://freedomhouse.org)
European Voice (http://www.europeanvoice.com)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (http://www.rferl.org)
Web pages of political parties, deputies, senators, presidents, parliaments, politicians, various NGOs, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, CCN, etc.

More sources (books, journals, databases) available at the Institute of the International Relations library (http://www.iir.cz), City Library in Prague (www.mlp.cz)

Vstupní požadavky -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D. (28.09.2018)

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