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For thirty yearsLatin American Politics and Developmenthas kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs in Latin America. Now in its seventh edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including three entirely new chapters on Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico. Other new material addresses the economic crisis in Argentina; Brazilrs"s continued economic and political progress; Chilers"s successful-if still tentative-combination of democracy, economic growth, and social equity; the continued challenge to Colombiars"s political system posed by guerillas, drug traffickers, and paramilitaries; Venezuelars"s continued flight from liberal democracy under Hugo Chavez; and Mexicors"s ongoing "civil war" as criminal organizations fight each other and the Mexican state to run drug trafficking and other criminal operations. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters,Latin American Politics and Developmentprovides a comprehensive regional overview. Five foundational chapters by the editors cover the 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 and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and senior scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author or editor of numerous books, including A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (Westview).
Harvey F. Kline is professor of political science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and the author of Colombia: Democracy under Assault and A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (Westview).
Table of Contents
|List of Tables and Maps||p. vii|
|List of Acronyms||p. ix|
|Preface to the Seventh Edition||p. xi|
|The Latin American Tradition and Process of Development||p. 1|
|The Context of Latin American Politics||p. 3|
|The Pattern of Historical Development||p. 17|
|Interest Groups and Political Parties||p. 33|
|Government Machinery, the Role of the State, and Public Policy||p. 59|
|The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America||p. 83|
|The Political Systems of South America||p. 99|
|Argentina in the Twenty-first Century||p. 101|
|Brazil's New Way: The BRIC Road to Progress||p. 130|
|Colombia: Violence, Resource Wealth, Transnational Forces, and a Vibrant Civil Society||p. 200|
|Peru: Authoritarian Traditions, Incomplete Democracy||p. 234|
|Venezuela: Can Democracy Survive Electoral Caudillismo?||p. 268|
|Uruguay: Balancing Growth and Democracy||p. 304|
|Paraguay: Challenges in Democratic Consolidation||p. 325|
|Bolivia: From Neoliberal Democracy to Multiethnic, Plebiscitarian Politics||p. 345|
|Ecuador: From Crisis to Left Turn||p. 363|
|The Political Systems of Central and Middle America and the Caribbean||p. 383|
|Mexico: Democratization, Development, and Internal War||p. 385|
|Cuba: Development, Revolution, and Decay||p. 420|
|Costa Rica||p. 473|
|Nicaragua: The Politics of Frustration||p. 487|
|El Salvador: Civil War to Uncivil Peace||p. 501|
|Guatemala: Democracy by Default||p. 528|
|Honduras: Democracy in Distress||p. 543|
|Panama: New Politics for a New Millennium?||p. 558|
|The Dominican Republic: A Winding Road to Democracy and Development||p. 574|
|Haiti: The Search for Democratic Governance||p. 592|
|Latin America and the Future||p. 611|
|About the Editors and Contributors||p. 619|
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