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  • Conflict and Political Change in Venezuelaby Daniel H. Levine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36

    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...

  • Reformpolitik in jungen Demokratienby Wolfgang Muno

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 40.58

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Politik ökonomischer Reformen in jungen Demokratien. Aus der Perspektive neuerer Ansätze der Policy-Forschung (Akteurzentrierter Institutionalismus, Vetospieler-Theorem, Advocacy Coalitions Framework) erfolgt in Form konfigurativer Studien die empirische Analyse der Politik ökonomischer Reformen in Argentinien,... more...

  • Genocide, Geopolitics and Transnational Networksby Andrei Gomez-Suarez

    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...

  • Enhancing Democracyby 
 Delamaza; Gonzalo

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 99.00

    Since the end of the Pinochet regime, Chilean public policy has sought to rebuild democratic governance in the country. This book examines the links between the state and civil society in Chile and the ways social policies have sought to ensure the inclusion of the poor in society and democracy. Although Chile has gained political stability and grown... more...

  • Democracy against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazilby Juan Pablo Ferrero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence of left-wing politics in two of the largest South American nations: Argentina and Brazil. It looks in particular at the transformation of democracy seen as "point of arrival" into democracy seen as an unending struggle for greater equality. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracyby Michael Fleet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    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...

  • Democracy in Argentinaby Laura Tedesco

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This book offers a new approach to the democratisation process and economic adjustment in Argentina during the 1980s. The objective of the book is to provid the key to understanding the changes undergone by the state and economy in the 1990s. more...

  • The Year My Politics Brokeby Jonathan Green

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Is there more to politics than politics? What about sincere belief? Or conviction? Both are missing in action, trumped by political expedience. We've just sat through an election campaign in which the major parties fought a pitched battle over precious little, two bitterly adversarial political organisations scrambling desperately for the middle ground,... more...

  • The Crown and Canadian Federalismby D. Michael Jackson

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Decentralization and Reform in Latin Americaby Giorgio Brosio; Juan Pablo Jimenez

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Decentralisation and Reform in Latin America analyses the process of intergovernmental reform in Latin America in the last two decades and presents a number of emerging issues. These include the impacts of decentralization and the response of countries in the region to challenge such as social cohesion, interregional and interpersonal disparities,... more...