Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Author: Harry E. Vanden,Professor of Political Science Harry E Vanden,Gary Prevost,Professor and Chair of Political Science Gary Prevost

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195123173

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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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.
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Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

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Politics of Latin America, explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on Latin American politics, this text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy. The first section of the book presents relevant information about the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, people, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics, democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Guatemala (Susanne Jonas), Mexico (Nora Hamilton), Cuba (Prevost), Brazil (Wilber Albert Chaffee), Argentina (Aldo C. Vacs), Chile (Eduardo Silva), Venezuela (Daniel Hellinger), Colombia (John C. Dugas), and Nicaragua (Prevost and Vanden), and new to this edition: Bolivia (Waltarud Morales). Each case study traces the historical development of key political actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.
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Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195123166

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.
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Latin America and the World Economy

Dependency and Beyond

Author: Richard J. Salvucci

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 9780669351743

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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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.
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Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America

Author: Eduardo Silva

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521879930

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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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.
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The Bush Doctrine and Latin America

Author: Gary Prevost,Carlos Oliva Campos

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403972569

Category: History

Page: 261

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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.
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Latinoamérica

presente y pasado

Author: Arturo A. Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130609038

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Offering a well-organized overview of Latin America's development from pre-Columbian times to the present, this cultural reader is written in straightforward, accessible Spanish depending heavily on cognates "without" compromising the natural flow of a native speaker's discourse. A comprehensive review of the main cultural areas of Latin America, including coverage of the Hispanic countries of the Caribbean and Central America, the Andean region (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), and the southern cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay). Context-specific coverage of U.S.-Latin American relations explores the role of the United States in Latin American affairs in the context of the different cultural regions, particularly in the case of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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Latin America since Independence

Two Centuries of Continuity and Change

Author: Thomas C. Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235721

Category: History

Page: 374

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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.
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Creative Destruction?

Economic Crises and Democracy in Latin America

Author: Francisco E. González

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421405423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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Compares the political economy arising from the Great Depression and from the 1982 Debt Crisis.
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