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  • Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin Americaby Andrés Mejía Acosta

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book examines how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment, offering a systematic way of thinking about how informal institutions interact with formal ones to affect policy behavior by both a president and legislator. more...

  • Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Russiaby Sinikukka Saari

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book discusses how various international organisations, including the European Union, successfully promoted in Russia common European norms of human rights and democracy, with Russia co-operating fully in the process, but how, more recently, Russia has begun to challenge these norms, moving towards semi-authoritarianism. more...

  • An Eternal Struggleby Michael J. Ard

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 80.00

    Examines Mexico's long transition to democracy and the role played by the National Action Party. more...

  • Elites, Masses, and the Struggle for Democracy in Mexicoby SARA SCHATZ

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 150.00

    In this book, a new general model of delayed transitions to democracy is proposed and used to analyze Mexico's transition to democracy. This model attempts to explain the slow, gradual dynamics of change characteristic of delayed transitions to democracy and is developed in a way that makes it generalizable to other regional contexts. Utilizing both... more...

  • The Democratic System in the Eastern Caribbeanby Donald Peters

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 126.95

    What are the unique features of the governing structures and political systems of the small states and former British colonies of the East Caribbean? Are they truly democratic? Do the decision makers manipulate their peoples? And what can we learn about the political modernization of developing countries through an in-depth study of the governing of... more...

  • Toward a Discourse of Consentby GABRIEL VILLARONGA

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 101.00

    A familiar feature of analyses about mass mobilization in Latin America between the 1930s and 1950s is an emphasis on manipulation and social control of leaders over their constituencies. This book addresses mass mobilization from a different angle by focusing less on the unidirectional action of leaders and the passivity of their followers and more... more...

  • Red Against Blueby Helen Delpar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 31.50

    “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... more...

  • Losing Confidenceby Elizabeth May

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 16.95

    A ringing manifesto for change from Canada?s Green Party leader and Activist. We Canadians are waking up from our long political slumber to realize that there will not be change unless we insist upon it. We have a presidential-style prime minister without the checks and balances of either the US or the Canadian systems. Attack ads run constantly,... more...

  • Dismantling Democracy in Venezuelaby Allan R. Brewer-Carías

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book examines the process of dismantling the democratic institutions and protections in Venezuela under a Hugo Chávez regime. more...

  • The Canadian General Election of 1997by Alan Frizzell; Jon H. Pammett

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 9.99

    The General Election of 1997 did not turn out as Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party had planned. Chretien called an early election, believing that his party was in a position to retain the majority they had won in 1993. They got their majority, but just barely. When the campaign began, the focus for many Canadians was the economy and job creation.... more...