Latin America In Comparative Perspective: New Approaches To Methods And Analysis by Peter H SmithLatin America In Comparative Perspective: New Approaches To Methods And Analysis by Peter H Smith

Latin America In Comparative Perspective: New Approaches To Methods And Analysis

EditorPeter H Smith, EDITOR *

Paperback | May 17, 1995

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This book, the inaugural publication in a multivolume series entitled Latin America in Global Perspective, highlights the necessity and feasibility of analyzing Latin American society and politics within broad comparative frameworks.The rapidly changing agenda for social science research on the region calls for the rigorous application of new concepts and methodologies, especially in light of the apparent exhaustion of the “dependency” paradigm. The examination of broad themes, such as development strategies and processes of democratization, can be facilitated through systematic comparisons with other world regions, and the study of specific issues—such as electoral behavior or social inequality—requires the judicious use of quantitative measurement. The question, therefore, is not only what to investigate but also how.This volume brings together original research by distinguished scholars from a variety of countries. Analytical chapters explore methodological strategies for cross-regional comparison, intraregional comparison, and the application of rational choice; topical chapters offer new approaches to the study of women, state power, corporatism, and political culture. A concluding section examines the political significance of public opinion research in Mexico, Peru, and the former Soviet Union.
Peter H. Smith is Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California at San Diego. He is the editor of Drug Policy in the Americas (Westview, 1992).
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Title:Latin America In Comparative Perspective: New Approaches To Methods And AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:May 17, 1995Publisher:Avalon Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0813321050

ISBN - 13:9780813321059

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