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Politics of Latin America: The Power Game / Edition 4
     

Politics of Latin America: The Power Game / Edition 4

by Harry E. Vanden, Gary Prevost
 

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ISBN-10: 0199797145

ISBN-13: 9780199797141

Pub. Date: 06/24/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Now in its third edition, 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

Overview

Now in its third edition, 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 throughout Latin America. This new edition includes a new chapter on Bolivia and a stronger focus on anti-neoliberal economics, U.S.-Latin American relations, women's issues, and social movements.

The first part 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. Each case study traces the historical development of key political actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.

Incorporating maps, tables, chronologies, bibliographies, and clear indications of key players, Politics of Latin America, Third Edition, is indispensable for students and other readers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of this complex, dynamic, and rapidly changing region of the world.

About the Author:
Harry E. Vanden is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa

About the Author:
Gary Prevost is Professor of Political Science at St. John's University and theCollege of St. Benedict in Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199797141
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Maps and Tables     ix
Frequently Cited Acronyms     xi
Preface to the Third Edition     xiv
Preface to the First Edition     xvi
Introduction: Notes on Studying Politics in Latin America     xviii
An Introduction to Twenty-First Century Latin America     1
Early History     18
Democracy, Dictators, and Tio Sam: A Historical Overview from Independence to the Present Day     41
The Other Americans     80
Society, Family, and Gender     103
Religion in Latin America     130
The Political Economy of Latin America     149
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Latin American Political Culture     180
Politics, Power, Institutions, and Actors     190
Struggling for Change: Revolution, Social and Political Movements in Latin America     239
Guatemala   Susanne Jonas     268
Mexico   Nora Hamilton     300
Cuba   Gary Prevost     338
Brazil   Wilber Albert Chaffee     368
Argentina   Aldo C. Vacs     394
Chile   Eduardo Silva     430
Venezuela   Daniel Hellinger     462
Colombia   John C. Dugas     494
Nicaragua   Gary Prevost   Harry E. Vanden     524
Bolivia   Waltraud Q. Morales     556
Presidential Elections     589
Recent Legislative Elections     598
Authors and Contributors     607
Index     611

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