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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.95 US$ 39.08
Venezuela has had a long and bloody history of military dictatorships. Yet, since 1958, it has developed one of the few effective, competitive democracies in Latin America. To explain this transformation Daniel H. Levine analyzes the development of modern mass-based political parties with pervasive organizations and commanding strong loyalties; the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This volume seeks to uncover and discuss the links between genocide, geopolitics and transnational networks. By studying the destruction of the Union Patrotica (UP) in Colombia - a process usually regarded as one of the extreme by-products of the Colombian armed conflict- through the lens of genocide studies, Gomez-Suarez challenges mainstream international... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95
Despite the 2002 election of Lula and his Worker's Party, and their promises of reform--democracy in Brazil remains an enigma. While the country has seen renewed economic growth and progress in areas of health care and education, the gap between rich and poor remains vast. Rampant crime, racial inequality, and a pandemic lack of personal security taint... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00
After a long era of military rule, the South American nations have been working on the construction of a new democratic order. This book provides a long-term historical assessment of the main features of civil-military relations in this region, from independence in the early nineteenth century to the current process of democratic consolidation, with... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
The contributors to this authoritative volume analyze the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00
This book examines the relationship between free markets and democracy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00
William Nylen begins by discussing North Americans' love-hate relationship with politics and politicians, then shows how Brazilians feel the same way (as do many citizens of democracies throughout the world). He argues that this is so because contemporary democracies have increasingly trickled up and away from so-called 'average citizens'. We now live... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
European regional organisations have spent significant amount of time, energy and money in supporting Russia's transition towards the western liberal-democratic model since the end of the cold war. This book explores the role the Council of Europe, European Union and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe have played in Russia's post-Soviet... more...