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  • State Failure, Underdevelopment, and Foreign Intervention in Haitiby Jean-Germain Gros

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Failed states are a huge problem in international relations, threatening world order in a number of ways. Conflicts in failed states often spill unto neighbouring states, failed states make for unreliable partners in the resolution of global social problems such as poverty and AIDS, and failed states magnify the effects of natural disasters such as... more...

  • Democracy Undoneby Dale Tavris

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    How the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen, and how Americans must be vigilant in 2012. more...

  • Citizenship, Participation and Democracyby Lucy Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    A comparison of the process of democratization in Chile and Argentina. Utilising models of citizenship, the book examines the impact of constitutional change, institutional development and participation in both political parties and social movements from the perspective of the citizen. It finds that citizen participation, once dominated by the welfare... more...

  • Party-System Collapseby Jason Seawright

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori and anti-party populist Hugo Chavez. Focusing on these two cases, this book explores the causes of systemic collapse. To date, scholars have pointed to economic... more...

  • Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolutionby Barry Cannon

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    The emergence of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela has revived analysis of one of Latin America’s most enduring political traditions – populism. Yet Latin America has changed since the heyday of Perón and Evita. Globalisation, implemented through harsh IMF inspired Structural Adjustment Programmes, has taken hold throughout the region and... more...

  • Democracy in crisisby Stella Gaon

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to entail. Most significantly, contributors intervene in traditional democratic theory by boldly contesting the widely-held assumption that increased inclusion,... more...

  • 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...

  • Central America in the New Millenniumby Jennifer L. Burrell; Ellen Moodie

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 120.00

    Most non-Central Americans think of the narrow neck between Mexico and Colombia in terms of dramatic past revolutions and lauded peace agreements, or sensational problems of gang violence and natural disasters. In this volume, the contributors examine regional circumstances within frames of democratization and neoliberalism, as they shape lived experiences... more...

  • Dynasties and Interludesby Lawrence LeDuc; Judith I. McKenzie; Jon H. Pammett; André Turcotte

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 16.99

    A comprehensive and unique overview of elections and voting in Canada from Confederation to the recent spate of minority governments, this book examines changes in the composition of the electorate, as well as the technology and professionalization of election campaigns. 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...