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Politics in Latin America The Quests for Development, Liberty, and Governance

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ISBN-10: 0618215522

ISBN-13: 9780618215522

Edition: 2005

Authors: Charles H. Blake

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This text focuses on three unifying themes central to Latin American government todayliberty, governance, and development. The first four chapters of the text provide a historical overview, and explain the historical and theoretical importance of the three themes. Then, a close examination of 7 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and Venezuela helps to illuminate the issues. Each country study examines how the key themes pertain to the individual country and considers their implications for the future of democracy in the region. Governing Strategies boxes highlight the differences in approach to each challenge country by country. Global Perspectives features…    
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Book details

List price: $151.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Charles H. Blake is professor of political science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches comparative politics, comparative public policy, and research methods. His research on the political economy of upper-income and middle-income societies has been published in a variety of journals including Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, among others. The second edition of his Politics in Latin America: The Quests for Development, Liberty, and Governance will be published in 2008.

Note: Chapters 212 conclude with Activities and Exercises, Suggested Readings, and Endnotes
An Introduction to Latin American Politics
A Tale of Two Women and Two Countries
The Challenges of Development, Liberty, and Governance
The Plan of This Book Endnotes
A Bird's Eye
View of Latin American History
The Colonial Era (14921809)
Governing Strategies: Hernaan Corteas
The Peruvian Experience:
Large Landowners in Seventeenth-Century Arequipa
The Independence Movement (1810s and 1820s)
The Peruvian Experience: Independence from Spain
The Age of Political Instability (1820s to 1870s)
The Age of State Building and Free Trade (1880s to 1920s)
The Peruvian Experience: Caudillo Politics (18241895)
The Peruvian Experience: Oligarchic Democracy and Personal Dictatorship (18951930)
The Second Wave of Democratization and the Rise of State Capitalism (1930s to 1950s) Global Perspectives: State Capitalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Concepts in Action: Clientelism and Voting
The Peruvian Experience:
The Slow Emergence of State Capitalism (19301968)
The Age of Authoritarian Reaction (1960s and 1970s)
Concepts in Action:
Modernization Theory and Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism
The Peruvian Experience: Military Rule (19681980)
The Context of Contemporary Latin American Politics (1980 to the Present)
The Economic Context
The Peruvian Experience: Economic Policy from 1980 to 2000
The International Context Concepts in Action: Dependency Theory
The Peruvian Experience
The OAS Electoral Observation Mission in 2000
The Societal Context Concepts in Action
Liberation Theology
The Political Context Governing Strategies
Alberto Fujimori Global Perspectives
Military Coups in Spain and Beyond Democracy and the Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance
The Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance
The Quest for Development
Global Perspectives: The Size of Government
The Peruvian Experience: Economic Policy
Under Toledo The Quest for Liberty
The Peruvian Experience: Freedom of the Press During the Fujimori Government
The Peruvian Experience: Human Rights Policy
Under Toledo Concepts in Action: Case Law Versus Code Law
The Quest for Governance Governing Strategies: Fernando Belauande
The Peruvian Experience: Toledo's
Search for Governance
Argentina Historical Background from 1880 to 1983
Governing Strategies: Evita Peroan
Contemporary Political Framework
Concepts in Action:
Plurality Versus Proportional Representation
Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Global Perspectives
Regional Economic Integration
Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Governments Likely to Develop
Civilian Control of the Military?
Brazil Historical Background from 1889 to 1985
Concepts in Action: Pluralist and Corporatist Interest
Group Politics Governing Strategies: Juscelino Kubitschek
Contemporary Political Framework
Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance
Global Perspectives: The Asian Crisis of 19971998
Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Presidents Likely to Receive Legislative Support?
Chile Historical Background from 1891 to 1989
Concepts in Action: Land Reform Governing Strategies:
Salvador Allende Contemporary Political Framework
Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Governments Likely to Spend More Money on Social Policy?
Global Perspectives: International Human Rights Trials
Cuba Historical Background from 1868 to 1990
Governing Strategies: Ernesto "Che"
Guevara Concepts in Action:
Command Economics Contemporary Political Framework
Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Global Perspectives: Economic Reform
Under Communist Rule
Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Countries Likely to Develop Democratic Political Systems?
Guatemala Historical Background from 1871 to 1996
Governing Strategies: Jacobo Arbenz
Contemporary Political Framework Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Global Perspectives
Contemporary Indigenous Movements
Concepts in Action: Peace-Making, Peace-Keeping, and Peace-Building Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Civil Wars Likely to End?
Mexico Historical Background from 1876 to 1988
Governing Strategies: Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
Global Perspectives: The Debt Crisis of the 1980s
Contemporary Political Framework
Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Concepts in Action: Exchange Rate Policy
Research Question:
Under What Conditions Are Indigenous Rebellions More Likely to Occur?
Venezuela Historical Background from 1908 to 1993
Governing Strategies: Roamulo Betancourt
Global Perspectives: Resource Wealth and Democratization Contemporary Political Framework Political Participation
The Contemporary Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance Research Question: Under What Conditions Are Citizens More Likely to Support Market-Oriented Economic Reform?
Concepts in Action: Praetorianism
Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-First Century
The Quest for Development Revisited
The Quest for Liberty Revisited
The Quest for Governance Revisited Democracy in Latin America