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  • Populist Seduction in Latin Americaby Carlos de la Torre

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Is Latin America experiencing a resurgence of leftwing governments, or are we seeing a rebirth of national-radical populism? Are the governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa becoming institutionalized as these leaders claim novel models of participatory and direct democracy? 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Civil-Military Relations in Post-Conflict Societiesby Orlando J. Pérez

    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...

  • Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin Americaby Roderic Ai Camp

    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...

  • Democratic Brazil Revisitedby Peter Kingstone; Timothy J. Power

    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...

  • The Soldier and the State in South Americaby Patricio Silva

    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...

  • Political Crises, Social Conflict and Economic Developmentby A. Solimano

    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...

  • Decentralizing the Stateby Kathleen O'Neill

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book, first published in 2005, explores decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. more...