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Soul of Latin America The Cultural and Political Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0300098367

ISBN-13: 9780300098365

Edition: 2003

Authors: Howard J. Wiarda

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Description:

In this provocative book, the author explores the main themes of Latin American political culture and its models of democracy, why they differ so greatly from those of the USA, and their implications both for democratic development and United States foreign policy.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Foundations of Contrast: The United States and Latin America
Origins: Greece, Rome, the Bible, and Medieval Christianity
Medieval Iberia: The Distinct Tradition
Spain and Portugal in America: The Colonial Heritage
Liberalism and the Latin American Independence Movements
Positivism: A Philosophy of Order and Progress
Nationalism
Marxism
Corporatism
The Conflict Society, 1930s-1980s
Transitions to Democracy-or Something Less Than That?
Which Way Latin America?
Notes
Bibliography
Index