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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 Chavez, Mexico and the continuing drug war, Cuba as Raul 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. Harvey F. Kline is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He is the author of numerous books including Colombia: Democracy Under Assault, A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development, Historical Dictionary of Colombia, Showing Teeth to the Dragons: State-Building by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, 2002-2006, and Chronicle of a Failure Foretold: The Peace Process of Colombian President Andres Pastrana, among others.
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 Ieda 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. Carrion and David Scott Palmer 11 The Legacy of Charisma: Venezuelan Politics after Hugo Chavez 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 Index
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