Latin American Politics and Development by Howard J. WiardaLatin American Politics and Development by Howard J. Wiarda

Latin American Politics and Development

EditorHoward J. Wiarda, Harvey F. Kline

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For over thirty years Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs in Latin America. Now in its eighth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty entirely new chapters on Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. New material addresses Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chávez, Mexico and the continuing drug war, Cuba as Raúl Castro changes the revolution of his brother Fidel, and important changes with new presidents in Colombia, Uruguay, and Chile. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters, Latin American Politics and Development provides a comprehensive regional overview. Five foundational chapters by the editors cover the changing context of Latin American politics, the pattern of historical development, interest groups and political parties, government machinery, the role of the state and public policy, and the struggle for democracy.
Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations at the University of Georgia and senior associate in residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development.Harve...
Title:Latin American Politics and DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Maps    
List of Acronyms 
Preface to the Eighth Edition           
Part I     The Latin American Tradition and Process of Development               
Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline
1              The Context of Latin American Politics        
2              The Pattern of Historical Development         
3              Interest Groups and Political Parties               
4              Government Machinery, the Role of the State, and Public Policy            
5              The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America              
Part II   The Political Systems of South America     
6              Argentina in the Twenty-first Century            
Linda Chen
7              Brazil: A Unique Country 
Iêda Siqueira Wiarda
8              Chile: Alternative Approaches to Development           
Paul E. Sigmund
9              Colombia: Unfading Glory and Furrows of Pain         
Vanessa Joan Gray
10           Peru in the Twenty-First Century: Confronting the Past, Charting the Future        
Julio F. Carrión and David Scott Palmer
11           The Legacy of Charisma: Venezuelan Politics after Hugo Chávez         
David Myers
12           Uruguay: Balancing Growth and Democracy              
Ronald H. McDonald and Martin Weinstein
13           Paraguay: The Problems and Politics of Democratic Institutionalization               
Paul C. Sondrol
14           Bolivia: From Neoliberal Democracy to Multiethnic, Plebiscitarian Politics           
Fabrice Lehoucq
15           Ecuador: From Crisis to Left Turn   
 Jennifer N. Collins
Part III  The Political Systems of Central and Middle America and the Caribbean       
16           Mexico: Democratization, Development, and Internal War     
Judith A. Gentleman
17           Cuba: Revolution in the Balance?  
Juan M. del Aguila and Frank O. Mora
18           Costa Rica           
Mitchell A. Seligson
19           Nicaragua: The Politics of Frustration            
Richard L. Millett
20           El Salvador: Civil War to Uncivil Peace         
Christine J. Wade
21           Guatemala: Progress and Peril in an Age of Globalization         
Dwight Wilson
22           Honduras: Fragile Democracy         
J. Mark Ruhl
23           Panama: The Challenge of Governance in Boom Times           
Steve C. Ropp
24           The Dominican Republic: A Winding Road to Democracy and Development      
Esther Skelley Jordan
25           Haiti: Conflict and the Search for Democratic Governance      
Georges A. Fauriol
Part IV  Conclusion          
26           Latin America and the Future          
Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline
About the Editors and Contributors              

Editorial Reviews

 “Most of the chapters are written by top county experts (in particular, Paul Sigmund on Chile; Scott Palmer on Peru; David Myers on Venezuela; Fabrice Lehoucq on Bolivia; Cathy Conaghan on Ecuador; Mitch Seligson on Costa Rica; Richard Millett on Nicaragua; Tommie Sue Montgomery and Christine Wade on El Salvador; Mark Ruhl on Hunduras; Steve Ropp on Panama; and Georges Fauriol on Haiti) and are knowledgeable and accurate.” —Cynthia McClintock, George Washington Univeristy  “The strengths of the Wiarda and Kline book are that many of the country chapters are well-written and follow a similar outline.” —Sherrie Baver, CUNY, City College  “The greatest strength is the breadth of country coverage by contemporary country specialists. 20 countries – including major countries like Peru as well as all Central American and a couple of Caribbean countries (besides Cuba). Country analyses are ideologically neutral for the most part. Historical narratives are usually of appropriate length and have been kept up to date. Analytical themes are usually jargon free and therefore accessible to more general college audiences.” —Philip Meeks, Creighton University