Politics of Latin America: The Power Game by Harry VandenPolitics of Latin America: The Power Game by Harry Vanden

Politics of Latin America: The Power Game

byHarry Vanden, Gary Prevost

Paperback | July 28, 2017

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Now in its sixth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power andthe importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy throughout Latin America.
Harry Vanden is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Florida. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of several books, including Inter-American Relations in an Era of Globalization (2007) and Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy (20...
Title:Politics of Latin America: The Power GameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:646 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 28, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019064740X

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Table of Contents

Maps and Frequently Cited AcronymsList of Tables and FiguresPrefaceIntroduction: Notes on Studying Politics in Latin America1. An Introduction to Twenty-First Century Latin America2. Early History3. Democracy and Dictators: A Historical Overview from Independence to the Present Day4. The Other Americans5. Society, Family, and Gender6. Religion in Latin America7. The Political Economy of Latin America8. Democracy and Authoritarianism: Latin American Political Culture9. Politics, Power, Institutions, and Actors10. Struggling for Change: Revolution, Social and Political Movements in Latin America11. U.S.-Latin American Relations12. Mexico (Nora Hamilton)13. Argentina (Aldo C. Vacs)14. Brazil (Wilber Albert Chaffee)15. Chile (Eduardo Silva)16. Colombia (John C. Dugas)17. Venezuela (Daniel Hellinger)18. Bolivia (Waltraud Q. Morales)19. Cuba (Gary Prevost)20. Guatemala (Susanne Jonas)21. Nicaragua (Gary Prevost and Harry E. Vanden)Appendix 1: Presidential ElectionsAppendix 2: Recent Legislative ElectionsAuthors and ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"[Politics of Latin America] combines three essential elements: discussion on theory, salient themes in the region and case-studies. I appreciate the fact that the case studies are written by specialists. [It] provides a solid context of the region that permits students to better understandits political development and current politics." --Maria R. Garcia-Acevedo, California State University, Northridge