Latin America 2016-2017


Author: Blair Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475829019
Category: History
Page: 462
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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing the readers to formulate their own opinions. In addition to examining individual countries, the book views Latin America as a mosaic region as a whole and emphasizes its growing influence on the world stage. Besides providing accurate and timely information on the historical and political forces that have shaped each nation, it also examines the leading cultural figures and forces, from eighteenth-century writers to twentieth-century composers and singing stars to twenty-first-century filmmakers and actors. Finally, it describes the social and economic challenges that continue to afflict this exciting and emerging region.

Latin America 2017-2018


Author: Blair Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835159
Category: Reference
Page: 460
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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere.

Sport in Latin America

Policy, Organization, Management
Author: Gonzalo Bravo,Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Charles Parrish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317754158
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on cutting-edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history. The book explores key themes in Latin American sport, including the role of public institutions; the relationship between sport policy and political regimes; the structure and significance of national governing bodies and professional leagues; the impact of sporting mega-events (including the Olympics and World Cup), and the management and governance of football, the dominant sport in the region. Including contributions from Latin American scholars and practitioners, the book draws on important Spanish and Portuguese sources that are unknown to most English-speaking researchers, and therefore provides an unprecedented and authoritative insight into sport policy and management in the region. Including cases from sport in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, this book is essential reading for all scholars, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Latin American sport, comparative sport policy, sport management, or Latin American history, culture and society.

Uruguay


Author: Leslie Jermyn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761408734
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of the smallest country in South America.

Paraguay


Author: Leslie Jermyn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761409793
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 9714

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Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, culture, daily life, and people of the country known as the roof of Africa.

Guardians of the Other Americas

Essays on the Military Forces of Latin America
Author: Russell Wilcox Ramsey
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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This book is a collection of essays written or edited by the author across thirty-five years of scholarly research and teaching contact with the military forces of Latin America. The central thesis is that the region's armed forces have been an escort to modernity within a heritage of freedom that is different from that found in North America, yet equally valid within the broad Judeo-Christian context. The opening section positions Latin America in the post-Cold War era and examines the emerging national security trends in the region. Next comes a section on U.S. policy which stresses the tendency of analysts to confuse Cold War era security issues with the age of gunboat diplomacy. The third section explores the turbulent Carribean region and its entrapment in Cold War jousting between the superpowers. Next comes a long section of showing Colombia's model defense of democratic institutions against multiple challenges. The fifth section sketches European influence on Latin American military behavior. The unifying theme is that Latin America is a hybrid region featuring the values of the Englightenment in Mediterranean Europe grafted unevenly opon huge indigeneous societies. Then comes a section which evaluates the era of romantic leftist revolution during the latter half of the Cold War in Latin America. The final section contains unique coverage of U.S.-Latin American military relations. The author's thesis is that Latin America is the world's least militarized region, and that the academic world in North America and Western Europe have demonized the region's armed forces in a politicized resurrection of the Black Legend. Comprehensive bibliographic entries allow the reader freedom to judge and choose.

Latin America 2013


Author: Robert T. Buckman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804814
Category: History
Page: 410
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A comprehensive, timely and entertaining account of the political, cultural and economic dynamics of more than 30 discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible.

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Journal of the US Army War College
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Military art and science
Page: N.A
View: 490

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South America and the First World War

The Impact of the War on Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile
Author: Bill Albert,Paul Henderson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521526852
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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A comparative study of the First World War's economic and socio-political repercussions in Latin America.

The Middle East and South Asia 2016-2017


Author: Seth Cantey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475828950
Category: Education
Page: 292
View: 2505

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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics—the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus—readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Middle East and South Asia 2017-2018


Author: Seth Cantey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835191
Category: History
Page: 296
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia.

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International Periodicals Directory 1997
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835238069
Category:
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Canada 2013


Author: Wayne C. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804741
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present.