Democracy in Latin America by Peter SmithDemocracy in Latin America by Peter Smith

Democracy in Latin America

byPeter Smith, Cameron Sells

Paperback | August 1, 2016

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Democracy in Latin America, Third Edition, examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region.Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America, Third Edition, offers an innovative view of the "dialectic" of democratic change in Latin America. This interpretation draws upon new material concerning the rise of the "new Left," the relationship between socialstatus and satisfaction with democracy, the effectiveness of antipoverty policies, changing roles of the judiciary, and the impact of the international environment. The text is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous photographic illustrations and brief "boxes" with portraits of personalities,explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches.
Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Cameron J. Sells is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.
Title:Democracy in Latin AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190611340

ISBN - 13:9780190611347

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"The best book on democracy in Latin America." --Philip Mauceri, State University of New York at New Paltz