Politics of Latin America The Power Game

ISBN-10: 0199797145
ISBN-13: 9780199797141
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Harry E. Vanden is professor of political science and international studies at the University of South Florida. He has written and edited many books, includingIntroduction to Latin America(with Gary Prevost) andPolitics of Latin America(with Gary Prevost).

Maps
Frequently Cited Acronyms
Preface
Introduction: Notes on Studying Politics in Latin America
An Introduction to Twenty-First Century Latin America
Geography
Once There Were Rain Forests
The People
The Land
The Cities Explode: Urbanization
Early History
People in the Americas before the Conquest
The Conquest
How Could They Do It?
Early Colony
Production, Trade, and Extraction of Riches
The Church
Colonial State Organization
Governmental Organization
The Bourbon Reforms
A Historical Overview from Independence to the Present Day
Independence
Early Drive for Independence in Hispanic America
Brazilian Independence
Early Years of Independence
The Aftermath of Independence and the Monroe Doctrine 1850-1880 1880-1910 Post-1910
The Cold War and Change
The Other Americans
European Justification
The Role of Sugar and Slavery
Resistance to Slavery
Concept of Race
Contemporary Struggle of the Indigenous People
Society, Family, and Gender
Family and Gender Roles
Class, Gender, Race, and Mobility
Homosexuality and Transgenderis
Religion in Latin America
Indigenous Religious Practice
Colonial Catholic Church
The Church in Modern Latin America
A New Political Role
Impact of Liberation Theology
Protestantism and Pentecostalism
African-Inspired Religions
Judaism
The Political Economy of Latin America
On Economics and Political Economy
The Latin American Economy
Agrarian Production
Foreign Investment and Enclave Production
Dependency and Underdevelopment
Import Substitution Industrialization
Export Orientation
Increasing Foreign Debt and the Debt Crisis
Structural Adjustment and the Move to Neoliberalism
Privatization and Neoliberalism
Regional Integration, NAFTA, and the Globalization Process
Economic Legacy
Twenty-First-Century Prospects
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Latin American Political Culture
Authoritarian Legacy and Weak Democratic Tradition
Democratization
Politics, Power, Institutions, and Actors
Constitutions
Institutions
Political Actors
Rural Poor
Struggling for Change: Revolution, Social and Political Movements in Latin America
Cuba
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Guatemala
Columbia
Peru
Argentine Manifestation
Chiapas: Regional Victory
Ecuador
New Social Movements and New Politics: The MST
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Territorial Expansion: Confrontation with Mexico
Dreams of Cuba
Economic Transformation
Gunboat Diplomacy, the Big Stick, and Dollar Diplomacy
Democracy and World War IIThe Rio Treaty and the Organization of American States
Guatemalan Case
Alliance for Progress
National Security Doctrine
September 11 Coup in Chile
Counterinsurgency
Cold War in Central America
Latin America and the Post-Cold War World
Latin American Initiatives
Prospects for the Future
Guatemala
Precolonial, Colonial, and Neocolonial History
The Revolution of 1944-1954 and the 1954 CIA Intervention
Aftermath: Chronic Crisis
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the 1970s-1980s
Transistion to Restricted Civilian Rule
Social Crisis and Reemergence of Social Movements
Guatemala's Peace Process (1990-1996)Postwar Guatemala (1997-2007)
Mexico
Historical Trajectory
Economic Development and the "Perfect Dictatorship": 1940-1982
Economic Liberalization and Political Transition: 1982-2000
Toward an Uncertain Future: 2000-2010
Cuba
History
Revolution
Revolution in Power
Decade of the 1970s: Economic Changes
Political Process
International Relations
Cuban Response to the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Brazil
A Brief Political History
Democratic Interlude
Military Rule
The "New Republic�
Political Economy
Foreign Policy
Geography of Inequality
A Culture of Discrimination
The Political System
The President
The Legislature
The Courts
Political Parties
Interest Groups
The Amazon
Brazil Today
Argentina
Political Evolution
Economic Crisis, Political Upheaval, and the Return of Populism
Politics and Power
Looking Forward: Argentina's Political Prospects
Chile
Political Economy
Political History
Military Government
Power and Politics
Chilean Government Structures
Interest Groups
Venezuela
Geography and People
Race and Gender
Venezuela's History and Its Uses Today
Oil Changes Everything
The Punto Fijo Regime and the Rise and Fall of "Partyarchy�
Colombia
Nicargua
Bolivia
Presidential Elections
Recent Legislative Elections

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