Readings in Latin American Politics Challenges to Democratization

ISBN-10: 0618371362
ISBN-13: 9780618371365
Edition: 2006
Authors: Peter Kingstone
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Description: A unique combination of two major approaches, this reader is separated into two parts. Part I focuses on four central themes: democratization, economic development, social policy, and changing political actors. Each chapter in this follows a debate  More...

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List price: $120.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

A unique combination of two major approaches, this reader is separated into two parts. Part I focuses on four central themes: democratization, economic development, social policy, and changing political actors. Each chapter in this follows a debate format, with complementary readings. Part II features six chapters focusing on particular countries or regions within Latin America, examining how the central themes discussed in Part I play out in each particular case. Articles on daily life in Latin American countries or regions provide immediacy and contextual details that more scholarly articles often lack. Each country chapter also includes one article from a more popular source native to that country, further familiarizing students with day-to-day life and contemporary culture.

Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggestions for Further Reading and Useful Websites
Introduction
The Challenges of Democratization What Democracy Is...and Is Not
Fragile Democracies, Forrest Colburn Democracies Without Citizenship: Injustice for All: Crime and Impunity in Latin America
How People View Democracy: Between Stability and Crisis in Latin America
Neoliberal Economic Reform States versus Market: The Rise and Fall of Import Substitution
What Washington Means by Policy Reform
Good-Bye to the Washington Consensus?
Neoliberal Social Policy: Managing Poverty (Somehow)
Traditional and Emerging Actors in the Latin
American Polity Traditional Actors
The New Military Autonomy in Latin America
American Labor
Emerging Actors Women in Latin America: Unequal Progress Toward Equality
Indigenous Protest and Democracy in Latin America
The United States and Latin America
The Uneasy Americas, Peter Hakim Preserving Hegemony: National Security Doctrine in the PostCold War Era
Political Instability and Argentina'sBoom and Bust and Boom Again Cycles Argentina: Crisis and Democratic Consolidation
Argentina: Anatomy of a Crisis Foretold
The Nature of the New Argentine Democracy: The Delegative Democracy Argument Revisited
Brazil: The Democratizing Giant Brazil's
New Direction, Wendy Hunter Brazil: An Assessment of the Cardoso Administration, Boliacute;var Lamounier A New Brazil?
The Changing Sociodemographic Context of Brazilian Democracy
Chile: A New Model for the Region?
Democratic Institutions and Civil-Military Relations: The Case of Chile
The Limits of Democracy: Socio-Political Compromise and Regime Change in Post-Pinochet Chile
Free Society, Repressed Media: The Chilean Paradox
Colombia: The Collapse of the State Capital Punishment: The Fragmentation of Colombia and the Crisis of the Nation-State
Is the War Ending? Premises and Hypotheses with Which to View the Conflict in Colombia
Colombia and the United States: From Counternarcotics to Counterterrorism
Cuba: A Latin American Experiment in Socialism
The Secrets of Castro's Staying Power
The Virtues and Misfortunes of Civil Society in Cuba
Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of U.S. Policy Toward Cuba
Mexico: The Emergence of Democracy?
Attitudes Toward Democracy: Mexico in Comparative Perspective
Democratization in Mexico: The Zapatista Uprising and Civil Society
Otero Fox's Mexico: Same as It Ever Was?

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