A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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The authors' more lengthy , fifth edition, with its country-by-country chapters, is intended as a companion to the overview provided in this volume. Here, the chapters are organized thematically by the following topics: the context of Latin American politics; the patterns of historical development; the changing political culture; class, social structure, and social change; interest groups; political parties; government machinery, the role of the state, and public policy; the struggle for democracy; and democracy and the future. The authors teach Latin American Studies, Wiarda at the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kline at the U. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813343532
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 955,491
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and Senior Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is la member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author or editor of numerous Westview books including An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (with Harvey Kline) and Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development. He is also a contributing co-editor (with Harvey Kline) of Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (2007, Westview). Harvey Kline is professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and the author of Colombia: Democracy under Assault, Second Edition (1995, Westview), An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development, Second Edition (with Howard J. Wiarda), and Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (with Howard J. Wiarda).

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