9780813344621

Comparative Latin American Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813344621

  • ISBN10:

    081334462X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-16
  • Publisher: Perseus Books

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Summary

Latin America is a region of great diversity and a rich laboratory for understanding the process of political development and their interaction with economic growth social modernization, and cultural influences. Highlighting crucial periods of dynamic socioeconomic and political change, Comparative Latin American politics provide balance, concise overview of select Latin American countries without understanding the complexities of a region noted for its striking differences.

Author Biography

Ronald M. Schneider is emeritus professor of political science at Queens College, CUNY. He is the author of Brazil: Culture and Politics in New Industrial Powerhouse (Westview Press) and Latin American Political History (Westview Press) as well as eight other books on Latin American politics. He has also published several analyses of Brazilian elections through the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acronymsp. xi
Mapsp. xvi
Introduction and Overview of Latin Americap. 1
Latin America: Independence to 1930
Comparative Perspectives: Independence to 1930p. 13
Brazil: Independence to 1930p. 33
Mexico and Argentina: Independence to 1930p. 55
Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile: Independence to 1930p. 79
Latin America Since 1930
Comparative Perspectives: Latin America Since 1930p. 99
Brazil Since 1930p. 113
Mexico Since 1930p. 105
Argentina Since 1930p. 195
Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile Since 1930p. 241
Comparative Perspectives and Outlook
Comparative Perspectives on Latin America's Political Developmentp. 305
A Look into the Futurep. 321
Glossaryp. 337
Indexp. 341
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