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  • 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...

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

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    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... more...

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

  • A New Vision for Mexico 2042by Claudio Loser; Jose Fajgenbaum; Harinder S Kohli

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 49.95

    Mexico is at a critical juncture. The next administration will assume power at a particularly crucial time in Mexico's economic and social development. Its priorities and actions will have a decisive impact on the country?s long-term economic, social, and even, political trajectory. If the political paralysis that has prevented the last two administrations... 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...

  • Of Medicines and Marketsby Angelina Godoy

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Central American countries have long defined health as a human right. But in recent years regional trade agreements have ushered in aggressive intellectual property reforms, undermining this conception. Questions of IP and health provisions are pivotal to both human rights advocacy and "free" trade policy, and as this book chronicles, complex political... more...

  • Handbook of Central American Governanceby Diego Sanchez-Ancochea; Salvador Martí i Puig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    Central America constitutes a fascinating case study of the challenges, opportunities and characteristics of the process of transformation in today?s global economy. Comprised of a politically diverse range of societies, this region has long been of interest to students of economic development and political change. The Handbook of Central American... more...

  • Rethinking Public Administrationby Richard Clay Wilson

    Mill City Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    When we think about government, our thoughts are almost invariably about politics. Politicians deserve the attention they get, serving as they do at the top of federal, state, and local government. But there is a downside to focusing on politics, which is that we pay no attention to the management of our public institutions. Author Richard Clay Wilson,... more...