Democracy in Latin America

Democracy in Latin America

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region.

Author: Peter H. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195387732

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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Democracy in Latin America, 2e examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region. In clear and jargon-free prose, the book: * Traces the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America * Examines the adoption and reform of electoral institutions * Assesses the policy performance of contemporary democracies * Explores the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples * Evaluates trends in public opinion Reveals the prevalence of "illiberal democracy" Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America 2e offers an innovative view of the "dialectic" of democratic change in Latin America. This interpretation draws upon new material concerning the rise of the "new Left," the relationship between social status and satisfaction with democracy, the effectiveness of antipoverty policies, changing roles of the judiciary, and the impact of the international environment. Readability is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous photographic illustrations and brief "boxes" with portraits of personalities, explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches.
Categories: Political Science

Utopia and the Dialectic in Latin American Liberation

Utopia and the Dialectic in Latin American Liberation

Utopia and the Dialectic in Latin American Liberation examines the concept of utopia in Latin American thought and practice, and asks where there is a resonance with the dialectic as Hegel developed it.

Author: Eugene Gogol

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004297166

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Utopia and the Dialectic in Latin American Liberation examines the concept of utopia in Latin American thought and practice, and asks where there is a resonance with the dialectic as Hegel developed it. Within this context, emancipatory Latin American social movements are discussed.
Categories: Social Science

Popular Education and Social Change in Latin America

Popular Education and Social Change in Latin America

This history of popular education looks at one of the most successful social movements to use popular education, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) in Brazil.

Author: Liam Kane

Publisher: Latin America Bureau

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007686061

Category: Critical pedagogy

Page: 304

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This history of popular education looks at one of the most successful social movements to use popular education, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) in Brazil. It highlights the importance of popular education to the new social movements based around identity, such as women's and indigenous organizations
Categories: Critical pedagogy

Pathology of Democracy in Latin America

Pathology of Democracy in Latin America

The military dialectic can sometimes contort itself into a democratic
appearance21 but , at least in Latin America , we are probably always justified in
questioning the sincerity of that transformation . It is somewhat heartening to
realize that in ...

Author: William Whatley Pierson (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048996958

Category: Democracy

Page: 50

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Categories: Democracy

The Dialectics of Liberation

The Dialectics of Liberation

Edited by David Cooper, The Dialectics of Liberation compiles interventions from congress contributors Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others, to explore the roots of social violence.

Author: David Cooper

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781688915

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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The Congress of the Dialectics of Liberation, held in London in 1967, was a unique expression of the politics of modern dissent, in which existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists, and political leaders met to discuss the key social issues of the following decade. Edited by David Cooper, this volume compiles speeches by Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others. The collection explores the roots of violence in society. Against the backdrop of rising student frustrations, racism, class inequality, and environmental degradation, this conference aimed to create genuine revolutionary momentum by fusing ideology and action on the levels of the individual and of mass society. These speeches clearly indicate the rise of a new, forceful, and (to some) ominous style of political activity.
Categories: Philosophy

Grassroots NGOs and the Global local Dialectic

Grassroots NGOs and the Global local Dialectic

The Strengths and Limits of the NGO Women's Movement Model : Shaping
Nicaragua's Democratic Institutions . Latin American Research Review , 34 ( 3 ) :
1-18 . Fisher , J. ( 1997 ) . Nongovernments : NGOs and the Political
Development of ...

Author: Noemi Susan Danao-Schroeder

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X69994

Category:

Page: 214

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The Weariness of Democracy

The Weariness of Democracy

This book draws together a variety of alternative theories of democracies in a quest to expose readers to a selection of the most exciting and innovative new approaches to politics today.

Author: Obed Frausto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030193416

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Liberal democracy today, having aligned itself with capitalism, is producing a generalized feeling of weariness and disillusionment with government among the citizenry of many countries. Because of a decades-long march of globalized capitalism, economic oligarchies have gained oppressive levels of political power, and as a result, the economic needs of many people around the world have been neglected. It then becomes essential to remember that our ability to change society emerges from our power to formulate different questions; or, in this case, alternative understandings of democracy. This book draws together a variety of alternative theories of democracies in a quest to expose readers to a selection of the most exciting and innovative new approaches to politics today. The consideration of these leading alternative conceptualizations of democracy is important, as it is now common to see xenophobic and racist rhetoric using the platform of liberal democracy to threaten ideas of plurality, diversity, equality, and economic justice. In looking at four different models of democracy (utopian democracy, radical democracy, republican democracy, and plural democracy) this book argues that encounters with alternate conceptualizations of democracy is necessary if citizens and scholars are going to understand the constellation of possibilities that exist for inclusive, plural, economically equal, and just societies.
Categories: Political Science

Latin American Social Thought

Latin American Social Thought

de la Torre ( México : Ed . de Andrea , 1957 ) ; and H . E . Davis , Makers of
Democracy in Latin America , pp . ... limited , of a magazine such as " Hoy , "
permit me to synthesize my views on dialectics , Marxism , and historical time -
space .

Author: Harold Eugene Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010457336

Category: Sociology

Page: 558

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Categories: Sociology

The Dialectics of Citizenship

The Dialectics of Citizenship

... the black and indigenous populations of Latin America was by constructing ... (2006)—the myth of racial democracy provided Latin American elites witha ...

Author: Bernd Reiter

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781628951622

Category: Social Science

Page:

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What does it mean to be a citizen? What impact does an active democracy have on its citizenry and why does it fail or succeed in fulfilling its promises? Most modern democracies seem unable to deliver the goods that citizens expect; many politicians seem to have given up on representing the wants and needs of those who elected them and are keener on representing themselves and their financial backers. What will it take to bring democracy back to its original promise of rule by the people? Bernd Reiter’s timely analysis reaches back to ancient Greece and the Roman Republic in search of answers. It examines the European medieval city republics, revolutionary France, and contemporary Brazil, Portugal, and Colombia. Through an innovative exploration of country cases, this study demonstrates that those who stand to lose something from true democracy tend to oppose it, making the genealogy of citizenship concurrent with that of exclusion. More often than not, exclusion leads to racialization, stigmatizing the excluded to justify their non-membership. Each case allows for different insights into the process of how citizenship is upheld and challenged. Together, the cases reveal how exclusive rights are constituted by contrasting members to non-members who in that very process become racialized others. The book provides an opportunity to understand the dynamics that weaken democracy so that they can be successfully addressed and overcome in the future.
Categories: Social Science

The Right in Latin America

The Right in Latin America

Cannon's multi-faceted inter-disciplinary approach, including original research among right-leaning actors in the region makes the book an essential reference not only for those interested in the contemporary Latin American right but for ...

Author: Barry Cannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415840708

Category: Conservatism

Page: 186

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Most current analysis on Latin American politics has been directed at examining the shift to the left in the region. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the reactions of the right to this phenomenon. What kind of discursive, policy, and strategic responses have emerged among the right in Latin America as a result of this historic turn to the left? Have there been any shifts in attitudes to inequality and poverty as a result of the successes of the left in those areas? How has the right responded strategically to regain the political initiative from the left? And what implications might such responses have for democracy in the region? The Right in Latin Americaseeks to provide answers to these questions while helping to fill a gap in the literature on contemporary Latin American politics. Unlike previous studies, Barry Cannon's book does not simply concentrate on the party political responses to the contemporary challenges for the right in the region. Rather he uses a wider, more comprehensive theoretical framework, grounded in political sociology, in recognition of the deep social roots of the right among Latin America's elites, in a region known for its startling inequalities. Using Michael Mann's pioneering work on power, he shows how elite dominance in the key areas of the economy, ideology, the military, and in transnational relations, has had a profound influence on the political strategies of the Latin American right. He shows how left governments, especially the more radical ones, have threatened elite power in these areas, influencing right-wing strategic responses as a result. These responses, he persuasively argues, can vary from elections, through street protests and media campaigns, to military coups, depending on the level of perceived threat felt by elites from the left. In this way, Cannon uncovers the dialectical nature of the left/right relationship in contemporary Latin American politics, while simultaneously providing pointers as to how the left can respond to the challenge of the right's resurgence in the current context of left retrenchment. Cannon's multi-faceted inter-disciplinary approach, including original research among right-leaning actors in the region makes the book an essential reference not only for those interested in the contemporary Latin American right but for anyone interested in the region's politics at a critical juncture in its history.
Categories: Conservatism

Nested Dialectics Part 2 of 3

Nested Dialectics Part 2 of 3

... he finds that by using ”capacity of a democratic regime to withstand severe crisis" as an indicator of consolidation, some democracies in Latin America ...

Author: Ardice Hartry

Publisher: Ardice Hartry

ISBN:

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Considering Pragma Dialectics

Considering Pragma Dialectics

The Pragma-Dialectical Ideal of Reasonableness and an Education for Critical ... about Latin America's “revolving door democracyconstitution-dictatorship.

Author: Peter Houtlosser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135250553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Considering Pragma-Dialectics honors the monumental contributions of one of the foremost international figures in current argumentation scholarship: Frans van Eemeren. The volume presents the research efforts of his colleagues and addresses how their work relates to the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation with which van Eemeren’s name is so intimately connected. This tribute serves to highlight the varied approaches to the study of argumentation and is destined to inspire researchers to advance scholarship in the field far into the future. Replete with contributions from highly-esteemed academics in argumentation study, chapters in this volume address such topics as: *Pragma-dialectic versus epistemic theories of arguing and arguments; *Pragma-dialectics and self-advocacy in physician-patient interactions; *The pragma-dialectical analysis of the ad hominem family; *Rhetoric, dialectic, and the functions of argument; and *The semantics of reasonableness. As an exceptional volume and a fitting tribute, this work will be of interest to all argumentation scholars considering the astute insights and scholarly legacy of Frans van Eemeren.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Prospects for Democracy in Latin America

Prospects for Democracy in Latin America

The answer is economic and dialectical ; the risks are immense . What is at stake
is the painful recommencing of capitalist accumulation on a level much poorer
than that to which Argentines have been accustomed , or else a more or less wild
 ...

Author: Forrest D. Colburn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016009529

Category: Democracy

Page: 40

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Categories: Democracy

Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization

Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization

In this study revolutions and revolutionary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries are examined through the lens of the Hegelian-Marxian dialectic(s) and Marx's concept of revolutionary organisation.

Author: Eugene Gogol

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004224681

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 877

In this study revolutions and revolutionary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries are examined through the lens of the Hegelian-Marxian dialectic(s) and Marx's concept of revolutionary organisation.
Categories: Social Science

No Apocalypse No Integration

No Apocalypse  No Integration

This essay collection will appeal to readers of sociology, public policy, philosophy, cultural theory, and Latin American history and culture, as well as to those with an interest in Latin America’s current transition.

Author: Martin Hopenhayn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822380399

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Winner of the Premio Iberoamericano Book Award in 1997 (Spanish Edition) What form does the crisis of modernity take in Latin America when societies are politically demobilized and there is no revolutionary agenda in sight? How does postmodern criticism reflect on enlightenment and utopia in a region marked by incomplete modernization, new waves of privatization, great masses of excluded peoples, and profound sociocultural heterogeneity? In No Apocalypse, No Integration Martín Hopenhayn examines the social and philosophical implications of the triumph of neoliberalism and the collapse of leftist and state-sponsored social planning in Latin America. With the failure of utopian movements that promised social change, the rupture of the link between the production of knowledge and practical intervention, and the defeat of modernization and development policy established after World War II, Latin American intellectuals and militants have been left at an impasse without a vital program of action. Hopenhayn analyzes these crises from a theoretical perspective and calls upon Latin American intellectuals to reevaluate their objects of study, their political reality, and their society’s cultural production, as well as to seek within their own history the elements for a new collective discourse. Challenging the notion that strict adherence to a single paradigm of action can rescue intellectual and cultural movements, Hopenhayn advocates a course of epistemological pluralism, arguing that such an approach values respect for difference and for cultural and theoretical diversity and heterodoxy. This essay collection will appeal to readers of sociology, public policy, philosophy, cultural theory, and Latin American history and culture, as well as to those with an interest in Latin America’s current transition.
Categories: Social Science

Protest Dialectics

Protest Dialectics

State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979 Paul Chang ... Ethnic Collective Action in Contemporary Urban U.S.—Data on Conflicts and ...

Author: Paul Chang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804794305

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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1970s South Korea is characterized by many as the "dark age for democracy." Most scholarship on South Korea's democracy movement and civil society has focused on the "student revolution" in 1960 and the large protest cycles in the 1980s which were followed by Korea's transition to democracy in 1987. But in his groundbreaking work of political and social history of 1970s South Korea, Paul Chang highlights the importance of understanding the emergence and evolution of the democracy movement in this oft-ignored decade. Protest Dialectics journeys back to 1970s South Korea and provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the numerous events in the 1970s that laid the groundwork for the 1980s democracy movement and the formation of civil society today. Chang shows how the narrative of the 1970s as democracy's "dark age" obfuscates the important material and discursive developments that became the foundations for the movement in the 1980s which, in turn, paved the way for the institutionalization of civil society after transition in 1987. To correct for these oversights in the literature and to better understand the origins of South Korea's vibrant social movement sector this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the emergence and evolution of the democracy movement in the 1970s.
Categories: Social Science

The Philosophy of Dialectical Materialism

The Philosophy of Dialectical Materialism

Second , the rule of the working class , the proleterian dictatorship , in no way
rejects democracy . ... African and Latin American countries with their vast
peculiarities and distinctive national traditions would inevitably give birth to new
forms of ...

Author: I. I͡Urkovet͡s

Publisher: Imported Publication

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040334265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Categories: Business & Economics

The American Political Science Review

The American Political Science Review

The military dialectic can sometimes contort itself into a democratic
appearance21 but , at least in Latin America , we are probably always justified in
questioning the sincerity of that transformation . It is somewhat heartening to
realize that in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210001210473

Category: Political science

Page:

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Categories: Political science

Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science

Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science

Social - Democratic parties are shown to react in a variety of ways and at a
variety of times , and thus Iribadjakov ' s ... recently , of course , in El Salvador ,
Guatemala , and elsewhere in Central America , have brought Latin America
once again ...

Author: Pasquale N. Russo

Publisher: Br Gruner Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015001777344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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Categories: Business & Economics