Analyzes how Latin Americans are struggling with the question about how they can provide for their security while they govern themselves. These essays explain Latin Americans' complex definitions of security and the threats to it.
Satya R. Pattnayak is Professor of Sociology and Director of Latin American Studies at Villanova University. Lowell S. Gustafson is Professor of Political Science at Villanova University.
List of Tables and Figures; List of Acronyms; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. Democracy and Security in Latin America: An Introduction - Lowell S. Gustafson and Satya R. Pattnayak; 2. Political Freedom and Security Issues in Latin American Democracy - Satya R. Pattnayak; 3. In/Securing Citizens in Democratic Brazil - Anthony Spanakos; 4. Threats to Democracy in Bolivia - Edward A. Lynch; 5. Democratic Security in Colombia - Gisela Cramer; 6. Dustbin Democracy? Central America's Unholy Development Trinity - A. Imtiaz Hussain; 7. Economic Security in an Era of Globalization: Considerations for the U.S. and Mexico - Linda Wilcox Young; 8. Islamic Threats to Latin American Democracy and Security - Lowell S. Gustafson and Jonathan Shepherd; 9. Human Security and Sustainable Livelihoods: The 'Maras' in Central America - Jorge Nowalski; 10. Latin American Democracies at Risk: A Post-Script - Satya R. Pattnayak and Lowell S. Gustafson; Select Bibliography; Index.