Latin American Politics and Development

Editor/Author Wiarda, Howard J. and Kline, Harvey F.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334904-6
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 28
Book Status: Available
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An authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to Latin American government and political development written by recognized experts in the field.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables and Maps
  • List of Acronyms
  • Preface to the Eighth Edition
  • PART I The Latin American Tradition and Process of Development - Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline
  • 1 The Context of Latin American Politics
  • 2 The Pattern of Historical Development
  • 3 Interest Groups and Political Parties
  • 4 Government Machinery, the Role of the State, and Public Policy
  • 5 The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America
  • PART II The Political Systems of South America
  • Preface
  • 6 Argentina in the Twenty-First Century - Linda Chen
  • 7 Brazil: A Unique Country - Iêda Siqueira Wiarda
  • 8 Chile: Alternative Approaches to Development - Paul E. Sigmund
  • 9 Colombia: Unfading Glory and Furrows of Pain - Vanessa Joan Gray
  • 10 Peru in the Twenty-First Century: Confronting the Past, Charting the Future - Julio F. Carrión and David Scott Palmer
  • 11 The Legacy of Charisma: Venezuelan Politics After Hugo Chávez - David Myers
  • 12 Uruguay: Balancing Growth and Democracy - Ronald H. McDonald and Martin Weinstein
  • 13 Paraguay: The Problems and Politics of Democratic Institutionalization - Paul C. Sondrol
  • 14 Bolivia: From Neoliberal Democracy to Multiethnic, Plebiscitarian Politics - Fabrice Lehoucq
  • 15 Ecuador: From Crisis to Left Turn - Jennifer N. Collins
  • PART III The Political Systems of Central and Middle America and the Caribbean
  • Preface
  • 16 Mexico: Democratization, Development, and Internal War - Judith A. Gentleman
  • 17 Cuba: Revolution in the Balance? - Juan M. del Aguila and Frank O. Mora
  • 18 Costa Rica - Mitchell A. Seligson
  • 19 Nicaragua: The Politics of Frustration - Richard L. Millett
  • 20 El Salvador: Civil War to Uncivil Peace - Christine J. Wade
  • 21 Guatemala: Progress and Peril in an Age of Globalization - Dwight Wilson
  • 22 Honduras: Fragile Democracy - J. Mark Ruhl
  • 23 Panama: The Challenge of Governance in Boom Times - Steve C. Ropp
  • 24 The Dominican Republic: A Winding Road to Democracy and Development - Esther Skelley Jordan
  • 25 Haiti: Conflict and the Search for Democratic Governance - Georges A. Fauriol
  • PART IV Conclusion
  • 26 Latin America and the Future - Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline
  • About the Editors and Contributors