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  • Populism in Venezuelaby Ryan Brading

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    Populism in Venezuela analyses the emergence, formation, reproduction and resistance to a left-wing populist project in a major world oil producer. For readers who seek to understand the historical, economical and sociological contexts that gave rise to a 38 year-old mestizo-mulato Lieutenant Colonel who stormed the presidential palace in a bloody... more...

  • Populist Seduction in Latin Americaby Carlos de la Torre

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Is Latin America experiencing a resurgence of leftwing governments, or are we seeing a rebirth of national-radical populism? Are the governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa becoming institutionalized as these leaders claim novel models of participatory and direct democracy? Or are they reenacting older traditions that have favored... more...

  • Radical Democracy in the Andesby Donna Lee Van Cott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Donna Lee Van Cott examines institutional innovation by indigenous party-controlled municipalities in Bolivia and Ecuador. more...

  • Reconquering Canadaby Andre Pratte

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    Fourteen Quebec federalists dare to re-imagine the province and its defining role within a stronger Canada Quebecers have been debating their future relative to Canada since before Confederation, though the discussions have been most heated during the past four decades. In this time the debate has gone around in circles. Now, instead of presenting... more...

  • Red Against Blueby Helen Delpar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    ?Delpar provides a history of Colombia?s liberal party covering a period in which it was first the dominant party (1863-1885) and then the party of opposition (1886-1899). Delpar?s study is well written and firmly grounded in extensive research [and] will occupy a prominent position in the sparse historiography of the late 19th century Colombia.?... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracyby Michael Fleet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    Michael Fleet presents a balanced picture of the Chilean Christian Democratic party, explaining the dramatic changes it has undergone during the twenty-five years since its emergence as a significant political force. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin Americaby Steven Levitsky

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Explains why some contemporary Latin American labor-based parties adapted successfully to the challenges of neoliberalism. more...

  • Widening Democracy: Citizens and Participatory Schemes in Brazil and Chileby Patricio Silva; Herwig Cleuren

    BRILL 2009; US$ 87.00

    This book examines the different levels of citizens' participation in the decision-making process existing in Brazil and Chile. A series of historical and political factors are explored which have favoured or obstructed the existence of participatory schemes in both countries. more...

  • Business Interest Groups in Nineteenth-Century Brazilby Eugene Ridings

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    This book is the first to describe the role of business interest groups in the development of Brazil during the nineteenth century. more...

  • The Crown and Canadian Federalismby D. Michael Jackson

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99

    Following Queen Elizabeth II's historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canada's parliamentary democracy. more...