Thursday, April 13, 2017

Post-Colonial Legacies

Based on your understanding of the reading, take bulleted notes on the following:

  • How and why Mao Zedong limited democracy in his economic and political reforms.
  • How Deng Xiaoping modified Mao's policies, and its effects on democratic activism.
  • Why Indira Gandhi struggled with maintaining democracy as the Indian Prime Minister.
  • How and why Islamism emerged in the Middle East.
  • Continued problems in post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa and the attempts to address them.
  • The different political structures in Mexico and Argentina during the Cold War (e.g. single-party states vs. a democratic process.)
  • The continued legacy of colonialism and imperialistic influence in Latin America (e.g. the Dependency Theory).

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