Latin Amer in Compar Pers PB / Edition 1

Latin Amer in Compar Pers PB / Edition 1

by Peter H Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813321050

ISBN-13: 9780813321059

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


This book, the inaugural publication in a multivolume series entitled Latin America in Global Perspective, highlights the necessity and feasibility of analyzing Latin American society and politics within broad comparative frameworks.The rapidly changing agenda for social science research on the region calls for the rigorous application of new concepts and…  See more details below

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This book, the inaugural publication in a multivolume series entitled Latin America in Global Perspective, highlights the necessity and feasibility of analyzing Latin American society and politics within broad comparative frameworks.The rapidly changing agenda for social science research on the region calls for the rigorous application of new concepts and methodologies, especially in light of the apparent exhaustion of the “dependency” paradigm. The examination of broad themes, such as development strategies and processes of democratization, can be facilitated through systematic comparisons with other world regions, and the study of specific issues—such as electoral behavior or social inequality—requires the judicious use of quantitative measurement. The question, therefore, is not only what to investigate but also how.This volume brings together original research by distinguished scholars from a variety of countries. Analytical chapters explore methodological strategies for cross-regional comparison, intraregional comparison, and the application of rational choice; topical chapters offer new approaches to the study of women, state power, corporatism, and political culture. A concluding section examines the political significance of public opinion research in Mexico, Peru, and the former Soviet Union.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813321059
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Latin America in Global Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
List of Acronyms
Ch. 1The Changing Agenda for Social Science Research on Latin America1
Ch. 2Contending Paradigms for Cross-Regional Comparison: Development Strategies and Commodity Chains in East Asia and Latin America33
Ch. 3Purposes and Methods of Intraregional Comparison59
Ch. 4Uses and Limitations of Rational Choice81
Ch. 5Rewriting the Scripts: Gender in the Comparative Study of Latin American Politics111
Ch. 6Trajectory of a Concept: "Corporatism" in the Study of Latin American Politics135
Ch. 7Assessments of State Strength163
Ch. 8Reassessing Political Culture195
Ch. 9Polls, Political Discourse, and the Public Sphere: The Spin on Peru's Fuji-golpe227
Ch. 10Public Opinion Research in Mexico257
Ch. 11Public Opinion Research in Russia and Eastern Europe275
About the Book293
About the Editor and Contributors295
Index299

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