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Politics Latin America

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12/16/2010
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Summary

Politics Latin Americahas been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, providing students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region's unique political and economic landscape.Politics Latin Americahas been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, providing students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region's unique political and economic landscape. Maps covering central issues such as the cocaine trade and guerrilla organisationsTimelines and fact boxes for each of the countries coveredBiographies of key figures

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

Contents

 

List of figures, tables and boxes................................................................................... v

Preface .................................................................................................................. xiv

Acknowledgments.................................................................................................. xviii

Acronyms and abbreviations...................................................................................... xx

 

Introduction................................................................................................................ 1

 

Part I An introduction to Latin American history

Chapter 1. From Independence to the 1930s............................................................... 11

Chapter 2. From the 1930s to the 1980s...................................................................... 39

 

Part II Institutions, processes and actors

Chapter 3. Democratization....................................................................................... 73

Chapter 4. Challenges facing democracy.................................................................. 114

Chapter 5. The presidency....................................................................................... 161

Chapter 6. Legislatures, parties, the judiciary and public administration........................ 190

Chapter 7. Established political actors....................................................................... 236

Chapter 8. Civil society and emergent political actors................................................. 284

 

Part III International relations

Chapter 9. Inter-state relations within Latin America................................................. 336

Chapter 10. The US and Latin America.................................................................... 384

Chapter 11. Latin America, Europe and Asia............................................................ 445

 

Part IV Political ideas

Chapter 12. Left and Right....................................................................................... 491

Chapter 13. Identities: Nationalism, Race and Feminism............................................. 561

 

Part V Economic ideas

Chapter 14. Structuralism and dependency................................................................ 615

Chapter 15. Neoliberalism........................................................................................ 652

Chapter 16. Redistributive models............................................................................. 698

 

Appendix A. Country timelines and factboxes........................................................... 753

Appendix B. Glossary.............................................................................................. 791

Appendix C. Dramatis personae............................................................................... 824

Bibliography............................................................................................................ 836

Index....................................................................................................................... (x)



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