Latin American Politics

An Introduction, Second Edition
Author: David Close
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442636955
Category: Political Science
Page: 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.

An Introduction to Latin American Politics

The Structure of Conflict
Author: Martin C. Needler
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Amérique latine - Politique et gouvernement - 1830-1948
Page: 213
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This account of the political structure and problems of each Latin American country is current through the early 1980s.

Politics Latin America

Author: Gavin O'Toole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351996401
Category: Political Science
Page: 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.

A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Harvey F. Kline
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0786735988
Category: History
Page: 304
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This succinct overview of the political factors that condition social and economic development in Latin America is the perfect core text in courses on politics, government, social change, and transitions to democracy throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America

Author: Tomáš Došek,Flavia Freidenberg,Mariana Caminotti,Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349950092
Category: Political Science
Page: 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.

Afro-Latin American Studies

An Introduction
Author: Alejandro de la Fuente,George Reid Andrews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107177626
Category: History
Page: 400
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Examines the full range of humanities and social science scholarship on people of African descent in Latin America.

Latin America

Development and Conflict Since 1945
Author: John Ward
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415318235
Category: History
Page: 177
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Bringing the story up-to-date, this expanded new edition takes into account recent developments including Argentina's 2001 debt default and the 2002 presidential election in Brazil. Latin America provides an introduction to the economic and political history of the region in the last half century. Beginning with a brief history of Latin America since 1492, John Ward discusses the interactions between economic, political and social issues. The discussions includes: * the long-term background to the 1980s debt crisis * the effects of neo-liberal free market reforms * relations with the United States and the wider world * welfare provision in relation to wider economic issues * social trends as reflected by changes in the status of women * globalization and environmental debates * comparisons with the more dynamic East Asian economies. Also including biographies of the leading figures of the period and an expanded bibliography, it will provide central reading to Latin American history students, researchers and the interested general reader.

Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

An Anthology
Author: Iván Márquez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742539921
Category: History
Page: 391
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This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Latin American Politics and Development

Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Harvey F. Kline
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813349052
Category: Political Science
Page: 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.

Politics of Latin America

The Power Game
Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Page: 603
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With a combination of thematic chapters and individual country analysis, this book sets up the overall framework and theories behind Latin American politics. Including maps, timelines, bibliographies, and images, it is suitable for undergraduate courses on Latin American politics.

Latin America

An Introduction
Author: Gary Prevost,Harry E. Vanden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195340068
Category: History
Page: 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.

Politics and Social Change in Latin America

Still a Distinct Tradition?
Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275970338
Category: Political Science
Page: 309
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New edition of a pioneering exploration of Latin American politics and political culture.

Third World Politics

An Introduction
Author: Christopher S. Clapham
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299103347
Category: Political Science
Page: 197
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“Extremely readable and worthwhile. . . . Clapham’s work provides a balanced and insightful perspective of an area which is as complex and diverse as the many countries which comprise its whole.”—Journal of International Law & Politics “To write a summary ofThird World Politicsis a nearly impossible task. . . . Professor Clapham has been able to present a challenging analysis that is worthy of attention. . . . This book is recommended to any Latin Americanist who wishes to put Latin America in the context of the Third World. It is written in clear English without complex statistical data.”—Latin America in Books “It is precisely Christopher Clapham’s sense of the essence of politics that commends his useful little book. Although not specifically devoted to Africa, his first love does show through in many of the examples chosen. The essential practicality of his approach is well demonstrated in the fact that a third of the book is given over to three chapters entitled: ‘Managing the Statel,’ ‘Managing the Economy,’ and ‘Managing the External Political Arena.’ ”—Richard Rathbone,The International Journal of African Historical Studies

Media and Politics in Latin America

Globalization, Democracy and Identity
Author: Carolina Matos
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848856121
Category: History
Page: 289
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Latin America is an increasingly important geopolitical entity and its nations are emerging as some of the most influential and radical states in the modern world. The media conglomerates which control the television and radio platforms in these countries, such as the Globo organization in Brazil and the Mercurial S.P.A. media corporation in Chile, have great political influence across the region. Here, Carolina Matos contrasts public service broadcasting in Latin America to that in Europe and the UK, engaging with current debates on globalization and theories of cultural imperialism. She examines the role public media has played in the processes of national development, democratization, and international dialogue across South and Central America, arguing that it can be a powerful tool for political and social inclusion. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Media, Politics, and Cultural Studies, as well as those with an interest in Latin American culture. As key polities, such as Brazil and Mexico, begin to flex their economic and demographic muscle, Media and Politics in Latin America is a timely examination of society and politics in the region.

Comparative Politics of Latin America

Democracy at Last?
Author: Daniel C. Hellinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134070071
Category: Political Science
Page: 574
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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 Political Culture

Author: John A. Booth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452227896
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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This is the only book to extensively investigate the attitudes and behaviours of Latin Americans based on the Latin American Public Opinion Project's (LAPOP) AmericasBarometer surveys. Through its analysis of data on eighteen countries, the book systematically and comparatively evaluates norms, attitudes, and opinions concerning democracy and its consolidation. Beginning with an introduction of political culture and its scholarship, it examines democratic and authoritarian norms, explores how citizens relate to the political world, and considers implications for democratic stability. It then examines key behavioural outcomes in politics, such as in attitudes toward gays and fear of crime, and how political culture changes over time. Case studies highlight how these factors come together in particular cases. The findings reveal a complex Latin America with distinct political cultures. This book joins rigorous analysis with clear graphic presentation and extensive examples. Readers learn about public opinion research, engage with further questions for analysis, and have access to data, an expansive bibliography,

The Politics of Latin American Development

Author: Gary W. Wynia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521389242
Category: History
Page: 344
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An examination of the historical events that have shaped Latin America's fundamental economic and political dynamics.

On the Move

The Politics of Social Change in Latin America
Author: Henry Veltmeyer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551118727
Category: Political Science
Page: 209
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"With irony, insight, and elegant simplicity, Veltmeyer shows us how the power of money and the power of collective commitment interact in the sweepstakes of social history." - Jan Knippers Black, Monterey Institute for International Studies

Environmental Policy Change in Emerging Market Democracies

Eastern Europe and Latin America Compared
Author: Jale Tosun
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442699205
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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This book examines environmental policy change in twenty-eight Central and Eastern European and Latin American countries against a background of significant political and economic transformation over the past two decades. Through cross-regional comparison and a multi-methods approach, Jale Tosun investigates changes in the regulation of air, soil, and water pollution, genetically modified corn, and the sustainable management of forests. Tosun also looks at the relationship between system transformation and the creation of environmental procuracies in both parts of the world. Environmental Policy Change in Emerging Market Democracies demonstrates that, although political and economic transformations have positively affected environmental policy in both regions, the extent of policy change varies considerably across Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. At the same time, as Tosun argues, economic integration has acted as a major driver of a stronger governmental enforcement commitment as expressed by the creation of environmental procuracies.