An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 036700741X

Category: Latin America

Page: 244

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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.

An Introduction To Latin American Politics And Development

An Introduction To Latin American Politics And Development

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.

A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429971266

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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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.

Politics in Latin America

Politics in Latin America

Author: Charles H. Blake

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0618215522

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 434

This text focuses on three unifying themes central to Latin American government today—liberty, governance, and development. The first four chapters of the text provide a historical overview, and explain the historical and theoretical importance of the three themes. Then, a close examination of 7 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and Venezuela helps to illuminate the issues. Each country study examines how the key themes pertain to the individual country and considers their implications for the future of democracy in the region. Governing Strategies boxes highlight the differences in approach to each challenge country by country. Global Perspectives features compare Latin American countries to those outside the region. Concepts in Action show how the theories and issues discussed in the text are actually applied in political practice.

Latin American Politics and Society

Latin American Politics and Society

Author: Gerardo L. Munck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108477314

Category: History

Page: 649

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An engaging introduction to Latin America with a fresh, thematic approach to key political and social issues. This accessible undergraduate textbook examines the entirety of the region, addressing complex issues in a clear and direct manner. Grounded in cutting-edge research and data, concepts are illustrated through tables, maps, and timelines.

Colombia

Colombia

Author: Harvey F. Kline

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034939317

Category: History

Page: 236

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The second edition of this comprehensive country profile begins with a discussion of the blend of Andean and Caribbean characteristics that defines Colombia, particularly in its geography, demography, and social structure. The author then presents a detailed political history that extends from before the arrival of the Spanish, including a portrait of early Amerindian populations, and continues through the turbulence of guerrilla, drug, and paramilitary violence in the 1980s and constitutional reforms of the 1990s. Kline argues that Colombia is now conscientiously attempting to alter historical patterns that have led it to play a key role in the international drug trade and to lead the world in the rate of homicides. A chapter on the economy offers a historical analysis of its evolution and examines economic and trade policies of recent presidents. Finally, the author looks at the international dimension of Colombian politics, especially its long-standing relationship with the United States and its increasingly important regional ties.

Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics

Author: David Close

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442601376

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the book self-consciously comparative, allowing students to become stronger analysts of comparative politics and better political scientists in general.

Latin American Politics and Development

Latin American Politics and Development

Author: Harvey F. Kline

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780813350745

Category: Political Science

Page: 743

View: 718

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.

Developments in Latin American Political Economy

Developments in Latin American Political Economy

Author: J. Buxton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719054591

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The first part of the volume addresses the changing nature and interaction of the state and the market in Latin American countries, as well as the principal challenges of consolidating political and economic reform in a period of profound change. The second part of the book examines a variety of traditional and non-traditional political roles, ranging from the military to women, and from the environmental lobby to human rights. It explores the ways in which the changing composition of the political debate is shaping the political arena. Forward looking in its approach, to volume provides readers with an indication of factors which will be of key significance in the immediate future, the tensions which have yet to be resolved and the prospects ahead.

Politics in Latin America

Politics in Latin America

Author: Charles H. Blake

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0618802517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Approaching Latin American politics and government from a political science perspective, Politics in Latin America focuses on three unifying themes central to Latin America today--the challenges of development, liberty, and governance. These themes are fully and consistently integrated into the country studies, which examine seven important Latin American countries. The first four chapters provide a historical overview and describe the historical and theoretical importance of each of these challenges. Then each country study discusses the challenges as they pertain to that particular country. In the process of examining these three challenges, the text considers their implications for the future of democracy in the region.

Corporatism and Comparative Politics

Corporatism and Comparative Politics

Author: Howard J Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315481036

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Corporatism is the third great ideolgy of modern social and political organization and it is one of the main organizing concepts used in comparative political analysis. This study traces corporatism in history, analyzes its modern practice and shows the rise of corporatism in the US.