Politics Latin America

Politics Latin America

This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.

Author: Gavin O'Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351996402

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.
Categories: Political Science

The International Politics of Latin America

The International Politics of Latin America

"Relatively brief book on a large topic. Applies a comprehensive and combined international-domestic political systems organizing framework, guided by neo-realist conceptual assumptions"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719034965

Category: Latin America

Page: 261

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"Relatively brief book on a large topic. Applies a comprehensive and combined international-domestic political systems organizing framework, guided by neo-realist conceptual assumptions"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Categories: Latin America

The Politics of Antipolitics

The Politics of Antipolitics

This third edition of The Politics of Antipolitics has been revised and updated to focus on the post-Cold War era.

Author: Brian Loveman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842026118

Category: History

Page: 426

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Latin America is moving toward democracy. The region's countries hold elections, choose leaders, and form new governments. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding against corruption, instability, economic uncertainty, and other excesses of democracy? The editors of this work, Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., argue that with or without direct military rule, antipolitics persists as a foundation of Latin American politics. This study examines the origins of antipolitics, traces its nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and focuses on the years from 1965 to 1995 to emphasize the somewhat illusory transitions to democracy. This third edition of The Politics of Antipolitics has been revised and updated to focus on the post-Cold War era. With the demise of the Soviet state and international Marxism, the Latin American military has appropriated new threats including narcoterrorism, environmental exploitation, technology transfer, and even AIDS to redefine and relegitimate its role in social, economic, and political policy. The editors also address why and how the military rulers acceded to the return of civilian-elected governments and the military's defense against accusations of human rights abuses.
Categories: History

Politics of Latin America

Politics of Latin America

To shed some light on the reasons for the current political situation, the book also incorporates an analysis of the factors that influence the exercise of power; the historic traditions of the region as a whole and each country in ...

Author: Harry E. Vanden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195123166

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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Employing a political realist approach, Vanden and Prevost focus on who wields the power in Latin American countries, who controls the policymaking process, and who benefits from policy decisions. To shed some light on the reasons for the current political situation, the book also incorporates an analysis of the factors that influence the exercise of power; the historic traditions of the region as a whole and each country in particular; the nature and composition of classes and society; national and international political economies; and the changing roles of key interest groups. Politics in Latin America: The Power Game consists of four sections. Part One lays the groundwork for understanding Latin America as a whole, as well as each independent region. Part Two addresses the important themes necessary to understand contemporary Latin American politics. Part Three provides case studies of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Nicaragua, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, all written by experts on each particular country. Part Four examines Latin American international relations, with particular emphasis on U.S.-Latin American relations and Latin American attempts to chart a more independent course. A final chapter provides a brief summary and speculations about future developments in the region.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America

The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America

The author contests older concepts of autonomy as either revolutionary or ineffective vis-à-vis the state.

Author: A. Dinerstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316011

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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The author contests older concepts of autonomy as either revolutionary or ineffective vis-à-vis the state. Looking at four prominent Latin American movements, she defines autonomy as 'the art of organising hope': a tool for indigenous and non-indigenous movements to prefigure alternative realities at a time when utopia can be no longer objected.
Categories: Political Science

An Introduction To Latin American Politics And Development

An Introduction To Latin American Politics And Development

This book is used as an introductory text in courses or seminars in Latin American politics, Latin American development, comparative politics, Third World politics, transitions to democracy, globalization, politics of developing areas, and ...

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429711206

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This book is used as an introductory text in courses or seminars in Latin American politics, Latin American development, comparative politics, Third World politics, transitions to democracy, globalization, politics of developing areas, and social change.
Categories: Political Science

Oil and Politics in Latin America

Oil and Politics in Latin America

This book provides a study of the transformation of the Latin American oil system from one in which the international oil companies dominated to one which is dominated by the main state oil companies, and an account of how some of the more ...

Author: George Philip

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521238656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 577

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This book provides a study of the transformation of the Latin American oil system from one in which the international oil companies dominated to one which is dominated by the main state oil companies, and an account of how some of the more important of the state companies have operated. This comprehensive guide to the evolution of the Latin American oil system combines in one volume a synthesis of material from secondary sources and original research and thus provides an invaluable reference for all concerned with the history and economy of Latin America and with the development and functioning of the international oil industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Comparative Politics of Latin America

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.

Author: Daniel C. Hellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415827612

Category: Political Science

Page: 594

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"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. The 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 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. Concepts and theories from comparative politics are well integrated into country-specific narratives and vice versa, leading to a richer understanding of both. Several important pedagogical aids foster student learning: Learning objectives at the start of every chapter "Learning checkpoints" at the end of each section to insure comprehension Bolded key terms focus attention on important concepts Glossary at the end of the book provides a useful reference Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Integrated case studies on most countries in the region A companion website with practice quizzes and other useful study aids"-- Provided by publisher.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and Mexico

Author: Judith A. Teichman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807849596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and Mexico
Categories: Business & Economics