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  • Our Scandalous Senateby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 8.99

    Rocked by extremely public scandals at the highest levels of power, the Canadian Senate is an institution on the defensive. As the upper chamber starts to look more and more like a comfortable private club for has-beens, the real scandal is that the Senate exists at all. more...

  • Stuffing the Ballot Boxby Fabrice E. Lehoucq; Ivan Molina

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00

    Stuffing the Ballot Box is a pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform. more...

  • Construyendo la democracía en sociedades posconflictoby Dinorah Azpuru; Ligia Blanco; Ricardo Córdova Macías

    International Development Research Centre 2007; US$ 45.00

    En los años 90, Guatemala y El Salvador firmaron acuerdos de paz integrales que pusieron fin a décadas de un sangriento conflicto interno. Ambos acuerdos de paz —así como el proceso de construcción de paz que le siguió— han tenido un impacto en el concepto tradicional de paz, ya que fueron pioneros en lo que son consideradas... 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...

  • Political Culture and Institutional Development in Costa Rica and Nicaraguaby Consuelo Cruz

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the reasons behind the many failed attempts to build stable democracies in Latin America. more...

  • Political Culture in Panamaby Orlando J. Pérez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Twenty years have passed since the 1989 U.S. invasion that toppled Panama's military regime and initiated a period of democratization. This book represents the most comprehensive and empirically grounded analysis of the institutional and attitudinal factors that have shaped Panamanian politics since the invasion. Using quantitative and qualitative... more...

  • Taking It to the Hillby David McInnes

    University of Ottawa Press 2005; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.44

    The standing committees of the House of Commons and Senate make it possible for practically any person or group to access the policy-making process and become a lobbyist. This handy and complete guide coaches prospective witnesses to do it right. Targeted primarily at those who have a stake in advancing a cause "on the hill," this guide reveals the... 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...

  • Of Medicines and Marketsby Angelina Snodgrass Godoy

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Through an examination of the pharmaceutical industry and access to medicine in Central America, this book considers whether health is a human right or a commodity, and whether human rights advocacy is an antidote to the advance of neoliberal social policy or the very vehicle through which it now advances. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...