Politics Latin America

Author: Gavin O'Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351996401

Category: Political Science

Page: 748

View: 6788

Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics, and other disciplines. This new edition will include: updated references to scholarship and debates; new themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity; examination of demographic change and social movements; a new chapter on environmental economics and sustainable development. This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.

The International Politics of Latin America

Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719034961

Category: Latin America

Page: 261

View: 4674

"Relatively brief book on a large topic. Applies a comprehensive and combined international-domestic political systems organizing framework, guided by neo-realist conceptual assumptions"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Oil and Politics in Latin America

Nationalist Movements and State Companies

Author: George Philip

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

View: 1736

This book provides a study of the transformation of the Latin American oil system from one in which the international oil companies dominated to one which is dominated by the main state oil companies, and an account of how some of the more important of the state companies have operated. This comprehensive guide to the evolution of the Latin American oil system combines in one volume a synthesis of material from secondary sources and original research and thus provides an invaluable reference for all concerned with the history and economy of Latin America and with the development and functioning of the international oil industry.

Media and Politics in Latin America

Globalization, Democracy and Identity

Author: Carolina Matos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848856121

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 2800

Latin America is an increasingly important geopolitical entity and its nations are emerging as some of the most influential and radical states in the modern world. The media conglomerates which control the television and radio platforms in these countries, such as the Globo organization in Brazil and the Mercurial S.P.A. media corporation in Chile, have great political influence across the region. Here, Carolina Matos contrasts public service broadcasting in Latin America to that in Europe and the UK, engaging with current debates on globalization and theories of cultural imperialism. She examines the role public media has played in the processes of national development, democratization, and international dialogue across South and Central America, arguing that it can be a powerful tool for political and social inclusion. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Media, Politics, and Cultural Studies, as well as those with an interest in Latin American culture. As key polities, such as Brazil and Mexico, begin to flex their economic and demographic muscle, Media and Politics in Latin America is a timely examination of society and politics in the region.

Politics Latin America

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146728744X

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 9577

Facts101 is your complete guide to Politics Latin America. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Women and Politics in Latin America

Author: Nikki Craske

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745666086

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3042

This book provides a comprehensive view of women's political participation in Latin America. Focusing on the latter half of the twentieth century, it examines five different arenas of action and debate: political institutions, workplaces, social movements, revolutions and feminisms.

Militarism and Politics in Latin America

Peru from Sánchez Cerro to Sendero Luminoso

Author: Daniel M. Masterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313272134

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 2960

This is the only comprehensive case study in English of the highly complex Peruvian military and its place in Peruvian society. Covering the early 1930s to present, it is based on extensive Latin American and U.S. archival sources and personal interviews. Emphasis is placed on the impact of French and U.S. military theory; revolutionary politics up to and including Sendero Luminoso; the rationale behind General Alvarado's reforms (1968-75); Velasco's legacy; and an examination of the Soviet Union's involvement in Peru. For students and scholars of contemporary Latin America.

Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195123173

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

View: 5649

This study explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. It looks at the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, and political economy. Case studies of seven Latin American nations are discussed in depth.

Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

Author: Stephen B. Kaplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107017971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 5998

The book explores the effect of financial globalization on Latin American economic policy-making.

Warriors and Scribes

Essays on the History and Politics of Latin America

Author: James Dunkerley

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842720

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 8040

Looks at the history of Latin American politics and government.

Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America

Author: Tulia G. Falleti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139486279

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 5453

Is it always true that decentralization reforms put more power in the hands of governors and mayors? In post-developmental Latin America, the surprising answer to this question is no. In fact, a variety of outcomes are possible, depending largely on who initiates the reforms, how they are initiated, and in what order they are introduced. Tulia G. Falleti draws on extensive fieldwork, in-depth interviews, archival records, and quantitative data to explain the trajectories of decentralization processes and their markedly different outcomes in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. In her analysis, she develops a sequential theory and method that are successful in explaining this counterintuitive result. Her research contributes to the literature on path dependence and institutional evolution and will be of interest to scholars of decentralization, federalism, subnational politics, intergovernmental relations, and Latin American politics.

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

The Dominican Case in Comparative Perspective

Author: Emelio Betances

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742555051

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 4229

The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Although the Catholic clergy was called to mediate in political crises in all five countries, in the Dominican Republic the Church's role as mediator was eventually institutionalized. A historical examination of church-state relations and case study of the Dominican Republic leads into important regional comparisons that broaden our understanding of the Catholic Church in the whole of Latin America.

The Judicialization of Politics in Latin America

Author: Alan Angell,Line Schjolden,Rachel Sieder

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403970862

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5248

During the last two decades the judiciary has come to play an increasingly important political role in Latin America. Constitutional courts and supreme courts are more active in counterbalancing executive and legislative power than ever before. At the same time, the lack of effective citizenship rights has prompted ordinary people to press their claims and secure their rights through the courts. This collection of essays analyzes the diverse manifestations of the judicialization of politics in contemporary Latin America, assessing their positive and negative consequences for state-society relations, the rule of law, and democratic governance in the region. With individual chapters exploring Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, it advances a comparative framework for thinking about the nature of the judicialization of politics within contemporary Latin American democracies.

Capital City Politics in Latin America

Democratization and Empowerment

Author: David J. Myers

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260406

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 4828

As Latin America's new democratic regimes have decentralized, the region's capital cities - and their elected mayors - have gained increasing importance. Capital City Politics in Latin America tells the story of these cities: how they are changing operationally, how the the empowerment of mayors and other municipal institutions is exacerbating political tensions between local executives and regional and national entities, and how the cities' growing significance affects traditional political patterns throughout society. The authors weave a tapestry that illustrates the impact of local, national, and transnational power relations on the strategies available to Latin America's capital city mayors as they seek to transform their greater influence into desired actions.

Politicians and Politics in Latin America

Author: Manuel Alcántara Sáez

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588265487

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 8079

The premise of this book is, simply, that politicians matter, that an understanding of the role played by politicians in the way that politics is carried out in their countries is, far from constituting a resurrection of outdated elitist theories, of vital importance in present-day Latin America. pioneering field research on the opinions of Latin American legislators in 17 countries, they focus on two broad topics: political systems, as reflected in politicians' perspectives on the democracies and party organizations of which they are a part; and the role played by ideology, not only in shaping positions on issues, but also as a factor that gives coherence to parties. Their seminal work is central to the current political dynamics in the region, as well as to broader debates in political science.

Latin America's Neo-reformation

Religion's Influence on Contemporary Politics

Author: Eric Patterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415949729

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 6383

The purpose of this study is to focus on the intersection of religion and politics. Do different religions result in different politics? More specifically, are there significant contrasts between the political attitudes and behavior of Catholics and Protestants in Latin America?

Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America

Author: Daniel H. Levine

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807841501

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 4563

The authors examine popular religion as a vital source of new values and experiences as well as a source of pressure for change in the church, political life, and the social order as a whole and deal with the issues of poverty and the role of the poor wit

Politics in Latin America

Author: Charles H. Blake

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618802517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 9608

Approaching Latin American politics and government from a political science perspective, Politics in Latin America focuses on three unifying themes central to Latin America today--the challenges of development, liberty, and governance. These themes are fully and consistently integrated into the country studies, which examine seven important Latin American countries. The first four chapters provide a historical overview and describe the historical and theoretical importance of each of these challenges. Then each country study discusses the challenges as they pertain to that particular country. In the process of examining these three challenges, the text considers their implications for the future of democracy in the region.

Church and Politics in Latin America

Author: Dermot Keogh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134909661X

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

View: 2482

Complex and profound changes have been taking place in the Latin American Catholic Church in the 20th century which have often been misunderstood and misrepresented. This is a collection of essays written by scholars working in the fields of history, political science, sociology, law and theology.

Cultures of Legality

Judicialization and Political Activism in Latin America

Author: Javier Couso,Alexandra Huneeus,Rachel Sieder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521767237

Category: Law

Page: 287

View: 6209

Ideas about law are undergoing dramatic change in Latin America. The consolidation of democracy as the predominant form of government and the proliferation of transnational legal instruments have ushered in an era of new legal conceptions and practices. Law has become a core focus of political movements and policy-making. This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America. It is the product of a three-year international research effort, sponsored by the Law and Society Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Ford Foundation, that gathered leading and emerging scholars of Latin American courts from across disciplines and across continents.