Politics Of Latin America

Author: Harry E. Vanden
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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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.

Politics Of Latin America

Author: Harry E. Vanden
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195123173
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This study explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. It looks at the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, and political economy. Case studies of seven Latin American nations are discussed in depth.

Politics Of Latin America

Author: Harry E. Vanden
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195123166
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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.

Latin America And The World Economy

Author: Richard J. Salvucci
Editor: D C Heath & Company
ISBN: 9780669351743
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This anthology situates the economic history of Latin America within the larger world economy through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays feature both narrative and more technical approaches and are valuable to instructors in history, economics, and political science.

Challenging Neoliberalism In Latin America

Author: Eduardo Silva
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521879930
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Eduardo Silva offers the first comprehensive comparative study of anti-free market movements in Latin America and a resulting shift in governmental intervention in the economy and society.

The Bush Doctrine And Latin America

Author: Gary Prevost
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403972569
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In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001 the government of George W. Bush has articulated a new strategy for U.S. foreign policy that has come to be known as the Bush Doctrine, and is based on a more aggressive approach to perceived threats to U.S. security. This book analyzes how the application of the Bush Doctrine in Latin America has changed U.S. policy in the region. Various authors demonstrate how security issues, never absent from hemispheric relations, have again moved to the forefront.

Latin America Since Independence

Author: Thomas C. Wright
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442235721
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This innovative text offers a clear and concise introduction to Latin America since independence. Thomas C. Wright traces continuity and change in five central colonial legacies: authoritarian governance; a rigid social hierarchy based on race, color, and gender; the powerful Roman Catholic Church; economic dependency; and the large landed estate. He shows that the outcomes of debate and contestation over these colonial legacies have been crucial in shaping contemporary political systems, economies, societies, and religious institutions in a richly diverse region. These unifying themes guide the reader through each period. The text’s user-friendly illustrations, maps, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading enrich student understanding of a major part of the world.

Creative Destruction

Author: Francisco E. González
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421405423
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Compares the political economy arising from the Great Depression and from the 1982 Debt Crisis.

Global Capitalism Democracy And Civil Military Relations In Colombia

Author: William Aviles
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791482049
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Explores the connections between globalization and democratization in Colombia.

A Sociolinguistic History Of Early Identities In Singapore

Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113701234X
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What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.