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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Latin America in the International Order Dr Carsten-Andreas Schulz

This module focuses on Latin America’s relationship with and contributions to international order. Most Latin American states emerged from the collapse of Iberian colonialism in the early nineteenth century. However, despite being formally sovereign for over two centuries, these states have long occupied a peripheral position in international politics. This module will examine how Latin Americans perceived and dealt with their international marginalization. For one, it will explore how Latin Americans discussed the nature of the international order, including ideas about sovereignty, great power politics, and the rights and duties of states. For another, it will debate how these ideas shaped Latin American legal and diplomatic practices, and the extent to which Latin Americans were able to influence the development of the practices, norms, and institutions that organise world politics today.