Indigenous Peoples, Politics and Rights in Contemporary Latin America

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the students with an advance knowledge of the reality of a specific geographic area, as it follows the process of emersion, revindication and recognition of indigenous rights in contemporary Latin America, while highlighting its historical, political, institutional, economic and socio-cultural dimensions.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student will master the instruments that are necessary to understand the process of emersion, revindication and recognition of indigenous rights in Latin America in the last decades. The analysis of case studies, connected to the protection of the property rights on land/territories that were traditionally occupied and on the natural resources, as well as to the protection of the rights be consulted and to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), will provide the students with an opportunity to analyse and understand national dynamics, applied (or disapplied) norms, and the instruments that indigenous communities can use to invoke and enforce their rights.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the knowledge acquired will provide the students with the instrument that are necessary to deal with (and understand) the problems connected to the application and protection of indigenous rights in Latin America, thanks to an historical, political, institutional, economic and socio-cultural perspective.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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SPS/05 - AMERICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours