Politics Latin America (2nd Revised edition)

Politics Latin America (2nd Revised edition)

By: Gavin O'Toole (author)Paperback

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"This is a volume which will become invaluable to those attempting to guide the neophyte through the maze of politics in Latin America" - Journal of Latin American Studies Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its second edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region's unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics and comparative politics.

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Gavin O'Toole has taught Latin American politics and democratic theory at Queen Mary, University of London and was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at London's Institute for the Study of the Americas. He is also a publisher and journalist and is the author of The Reinvention of Mexico (forthcoming) and the co-editor of Che in Verse (2007).


Introduction Part I An introduction to Latin American history 1. From Independence to the 1930s 2. From the 1930s to the 1980s Part II Institutions, processes and actors 3. Democratization 4. Challenges facing democracy 5. The presidency 6. Legislatures, parties, the judiciary and public administration 7. Established political actors 8. Civil society and emergent political actors Part III International relations 9. Inter-state relations within Latin America 10. The US and Latin America 11. Latin America, Europe and Asia Part IV Political ideas 12. Left and Right 13. Identities: Nationalism, Race and Feminism Part V Economic ideas 14. Structuralism and dependency 15. Neoliberalism 16. Redistributive models

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781408234297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9781408234297
  • weight: 1478
  • ISBN10: 1408234297
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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