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Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics Author David Close
ISBN-10 9781442636958
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 416
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Latin American Politics, Second Edition is a thematic introduction to the political systems of all 20 Latin American countries. The approach is self-consciously comparative and encourages students to develop stronger comparative analysis skills through such topics as history, violence, democracy, and political economy. Fully updated and revised, this second edition also includes a new chapter on parties, elections, and movements. Each chapter is now framed by a prologue and an epilogue to engage students and provide more country-specific content.

Politics Latin America

Politics Latin America Author Gavin O'Toole
ISBN-10 9781351996402
Release 2017-08-23
Pages 748
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Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics, and other disciplines. This new edition will include: updated references to scholarship and debates; new themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity; examination of demographic change and social movements; a new chapter on environmental economics and sustainable development. This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.

Comparative Latin American Politics

Comparative Latin American Politics Author Ronald M. Schneider
ISBN-10 9781458726247
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 892
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Latin America is a region of great diversity and a rich laboratory for understanding the processes of political development and their interaction with economic growth, social modernization, and cultural influences. Highlighting crucial periods of dynamic socioeconomic and political change,Comparative Latin American Politicsprovides a balanced, concise overview of select Latin American countries without underestimating the complexities of a region noted for its striking differences. The book focuses on the dominant dyad of Mexico and Brazil while also considering in detail Argentina, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela-seven countries that contain four-fifths of the region's inhabitants as well as an even higher proportion of its economy. Recognizing that political institutions and cultures are built over generations, author Ronald M. Schneider divides his analysis into two parts. Part one examines the period from independence to 1930, when countries were coping with an array of post-independence problems and challenges of national consolidation. Part two concentrates on 1930 to the present day and fleshes out current political practices and structures. Each part devotes chapters to specific country coverage as well as meaningful comparative perspectives that illuminate the political evolution of the region and offer salient lessons for other developing parts of the world. Contents Part One. Latin America: Independence to 1930 1. Comparative Perspectives: Independence to 1930 2. Brazil: Independence to 1930 3. Mexico and Argentina: Independence to 1930 4. Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile: Independence to 1930 Part Two. Latin America since 1930 5. Comparative Perspectives: Latin America since 1930 6. Brazil since 1930 7. Mexico since 1930 8. Argentina since 1930 9. Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile since 1930 Part Three. Comparative Perspectives and Outlook 10. Comparative Perspectives on Latin America's Political Development 11. A Look into the Future

Latin American Politics and Development

Latin American Politics and Development Author Howard J. Wiarda
ISBN-10 9780813349053
Release 2013-12-10
Pages 656
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For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. The fully updated foundational section includes new chapters on political economy and U.S.-Latin American relations and covers the changing context of Latin American politics, the pattern of historical development, political culture, interest groups and political parties, government machinery, the role of the state and public policy, and the struggle for democracy. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters, Latin American Politics and Development provides a comprehensive regional overview.

Readings in Latin American Politics

Readings in Latin American Politics Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114450922
Release 2006
Pages 562
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This new and innovative reader focuses on challenges to the establishment, maintenance and deeping of democracy in Latin America. It is divided into two parts - the first focuses on important themes in the study of Latin American politics, while the second explores issues related to these themes in the context of specific countries. The text incorporates a variety of articles, from scholarly works that provide theoretical grounding on importat issues to more accessible pieces that provide immediacy and contectual detail.

Women Politics and Democracy in Latin America

Women  Politics  and Democracy in Latin America Author Tomáš Došek
ISBN-10 9781349950096
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 243
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This book discusses the current tendencies in women’s representation and their role in politics in Latin American countries from three different perspectives. Firstly, the authors examine cultural, political-partisan and organizational obstacles that women face in and outside institutions. Secondly, the book explores barriers in political reality, such as gender legislation implementation, public administration and international cooperation, and proposes solutions, supported by successful experiences, emphasising the nonlinearity of the implementation process. Thirdly, the authors highlight the role of women in politics at the subnational level. The book combines academic expertise in various disciplines with contributions from practitioners within national and international institutions to broaden the reader’s understanding of women in Latin American politics.

The Politics of Expertise in Latin America

The Politics of Expertise in Latin America Author Miguel A. Centeno
ISBN-10 9781349261857
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 238
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The ascendancy of technocratic personnel and their imposition of neo-liberal economic policies have come to define Latin American politics in the 1980s and 1990s. This book is the first comparative analysis of these events and their implications for the future of democracy on the continent. Individual chapters discuss the rise to power of these technocrats in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru as well as the historical antecedents of expert rule in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Human Rights in Latin America

Human Rights in Latin America Author Sonia Cardenas
ISBN-10 9780812201543
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 264
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For the last half century, Latin America has been plagued by civil wars, dictatorships, torture, legacies of colonialism and racism, and other evils. The region has also experienced dramatic—if uneven—human rights improvements. The accounts of how Latin America's people have dealt with the persistent threats to their fundamental rights offer lessons for people around the world. Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive introduction to the human rights issues facing an area that constitutes more than half of the Western Hemisphere. Leading human rights researcher and educator Sonia Cardenas brings together regional examples of both terror and hope, emphasizing the dualities inherent in human rights struggles. Organized by three pivotal topics—human rights violations, reform, and accountability—this book offers an authoritative synthesis of research on human rights on the continent. From historical accounts of abuse to successful transnational campaigns and legal battles, Human Rights in Latin America explores the tensions underlying a vast range of human rights initiatives. In addition to surveying the roles of the United States, relatives of the disappeared, and truth commissions, Cardenas covers newer ground in addressing the colonial and ideological underpinnings of human rights abuses, emerging campaigns for disability and sexuality rights, and regional dynamics relating to the International Criminal Court. Engagingly written and fully illustrated, Human Rights in Latin America creates an important niche among human rights and Latin American textbooks. Ample supplementary resources—including discussion questions, interdisciplinary reading lists, filmographies, online resources, internship opportunities, and instructor assignments—make this an especially valuable text for use in human rights courses.

Afro Latin American Studies

Afro Latin American Studies Author Alejandro de la Fuente
ISBN-10 9781107177628
Release 2018-03-31
Pages 400
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Examines the full range of humanities and social science scholarship on people of African descent in Latin America.

Introduction to Latin America

Introduction to Latin America Author Peadar Kirby
ISBN-10 0761973737
Release 2003-05-27
Pages 229
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Introduction to Latin America provides a completely new introduction to the political, social and economic forces shaping this essential region of undergraduate study today. It is the first textbook to place Latin America within a genuinely global context and introduce the debates and impact of globalization, neoliberalism, democratization, and the environment.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy Author Javier Santiso
ISBN-10 9780199747504
Release 2012-05-09
Pages 620
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Understanding Latin America's recent economic performance calls for a multidisciplinary analysis. This handbook looks at the interaction of economics and politics in the region and includes a number of contributions from top academic experts who have also served as key policy makers (a former president, ministers of finance, a central bank governor), reflecting upon the challenges of reform.

An Introduction to Latin American Politics

An Introduction to Latin American Politics Author Martin C. Needler
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173000534382
Release 1983
Pages 213
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This account of the political structure and problems of each Latin American country is current through the early 1980s.

Latin America

Latin America Author Gary Prevost
ISBN-10 019534006X
Release 2011
Pages 355
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Latin America: An Introduction endeavours to introduce the interested reader to that dynamic region that has come to be know as Latin America. It is based on the introductory section of Politics of Latin America, also by Harry Vanden and Gary Prevost. The text will offer students an accessible and interesting discussion of the key issues/topics of Latin America: democracy, revolution, indigenous population, culture, and relations with the US.

A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development Author Howard J. Wiarda
ISBN-10 9780813343532
Release 2006-07-26
Pages 272
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An incisive survey of the historical development, society, politics, government, and struggle for democracy in Latin America

Comparative Politics of Latin America

Comparative Politics of Latin America Author Daniel C. Hellinger
ISBN-10 9781134070145
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 594
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Students will explore and understand the evolutions and revolutions that have brought the region to where it is today in the fully-updated new edition of Daniel Hellinger’s Comparative Politics of Latin America. This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary country-specific context, of a thematic organization and in-depth country case studies, of culture and economics, of scholarship and pedagogy. No other textbook draws on such a diverse range of scholarly literature to help students understand the ins and outs of politics in Latin America today. Insightful historical background in early chapters provides students with a way to think about how the past influences the present. However, while history plays a part in this text, comparative politics is the primary focus, explaining through fully integrated, detailed case studies and carefully paced analysis such concepts as democratic breakdown and transition, formal and informal institutions, the rule of law, and the impact of globalization. Country-specific narratives integrate concepts and theories from comparative politics, leading to a richer understanding of both. Several important features of the 2nd edition ensure student success: Substantially reorganized text now with 16 chapters Focus Questions at the start of every chapter "For Review" boxes interspersed in every chapter to ensure comprehension New "Punto de Vista" boxes in every chapter, showcasing competing perspectives on democratization and development throughout the region Country locator maps spread throughout the book to help students orient themselves in the region "Democracy Snapshot" graphics show support for democracy in each Latin American country Bolded key terms focus attention on important concepts and a glossary at the end of the book provides a useful reference Discussion questions and Further Resources at the end of each chapter Integrated case studies on most countries in the region A companion website ( with discussion questions and other useful study aids.

Latin American Development

Latin American Development Author Julie Cupples
ISBN-10 9781136775369
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 276
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Latin America’s diverse political and economic struggles and triumphs have captured the global imagination. The region has been a site of brutal dictators, revolutionary heroes, the Cold War struggle and as a place in which the global debt crisis has had some of its most lasting and devastating impacts. Latin America continues to undergo rapid transformation, demonstrating both inspirational change and frustrating continuities. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to Latin American development in the twenty-first century, emphasizing political, economic, social, cultural and environmental dimensions of development. It considers key challenges facing the region and the diverse ways in which its people are responding, as well as providing analysis of the ways in which such challenges and responses can be theorized. This book also explores the region’s historical trajectory, the implementation and rejection of the neoliberal model and the role played by diverse social movements. Relations of gender, class and race are considered, as well as the ways in which media and popular culture are forging new global imaginaries of the continent. The text also considers the increasing difficulties that Latin America faces in confronting climate change and environmental degradation. This accessible text gives an overarching historical and geographical analysis of the region and critical analysis of recent developments. It is accompanied by a diverse range of critical historical and contemporary case studies from all parts of the continent, providing readers with the conceptual tools required to analyse theories on Latin American development. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading, websites and media resources. This is an indispensable resource for scholars, students and practitioners.

Political Corruption in Europe and Latin America

Political Corruption in Europe and Latin America Author Walter Little
ISBN-10 9781349245888
Release 1996-12-13
Pages 314
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This book looks at political corruption in Latin American and Europe from both an historical and a contemporary angle. The approach is therefore comparative and interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from history, political science, anthropology, sociology and economics. In addition to general essays, this book includes chapters analysing political corruption in individual countries: Italy, Spain, France, Great Britain, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay and Mexico.