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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.95
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...
- ASM Press 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras are four Spanish speaking countries in Central America that possess uniformed military institutions. These four countries represent different approaches to reforms of civil-military relations, and embody varying degrees of success in both institutional democratization and the managing of security forces.... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2001; US$ 28.95
The culmination of a major survey, this new study attempts for the first time to make ?the definition of democracy? in Latin America visible, and thus able to be interpreted. Includes a CD-Rom. 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$ 36.00
This book examines the relationship between free markets and democracy. more...