Latin American Politics: An Introduction

Latin American Politics: An Introduction

By: David Close (author)Paperback

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Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the book self-consciously comparative, allowing students to become stronger analysts of comparative politics and better political scientists in general.

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David Close is Professor of Political Science at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. He is the author of Nicaragua: The Chamorro Years (Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1999) and is co-author with Eric Mintz and Osvaldo Croci of Politics, Power and the Common Good: An Introduction to Political Science, second edition (Pearson, 2009).


Preface Acknowledgments Acronyms 1. Studying Latin American Politics 2. Why History Matters 3. Latin America's Historic Power Elite: Stability and Change 4. Historic Modes of Governing: The Politics of Patrimonialism, Violence, and Instability 5. Political Change, Political Contention, and New Political Contenders 6. Political Institutions and the Machinery of Government 7. Democracy and Democratization 8. Political Economy and Economic Policy in Latin America 9. International Political Economy: The Politics of Latin America's International Economic Relations 10. Latin American International Relations 11. Latin America in Comparative Perspective Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/01/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781442601376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781442601376
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 144260137X

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