Political Science / World / Caribbean & Latin American

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Paths for Cuba

Paths for Cuba

Reforming Communism in Comparative Prospective

Cuban studies scholars explore reforms, away from communism.

Reshaping the Political Arena in Latin America

Reshaping the Political Arena in Latin America

From Resisting Neoliberalism to the Second Incorporation

This volume examines the role played in Latin America’s second wave of incorporation by political parties, trade unions, and social movements in five cases: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The cases shed new light on a subject critical to understanding the change in the distribution of political power related to popular sectors and their interests—a key issue in the study of postneoliberalism.

Democratic Brazil Divided

Democratic Brazil Divided

March 2015 should have been a time of celebration for Brazil, as it marked thirty years of democracy, a newfound global prominence, over a decade of rising economic prosperity, and stable party politics under the rule of the widely admired PT (Workers’ Party). Instead, the country descended into protest, economic crisis, impeachment, and deep political division. This volume offers a comprehensive and nuanced portrayal of long-standing problems that contributed to the emergence of crisis and offers insights into the ways Brazilian democracy has performed well despite crisis.

Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru

Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru

In this groundbreaking study, Moises Arce exposes a long-standing climate of popular contention in Peru. Looking beneath the surface to the subnational, regional, and local level as inception points, he rigorously dissects the political conditions that set the stage for protest. Focusing on natural resource extraction and its key role in the political economy of Peru and other developing countries, Arce reveals a wide disparity in the incidence, forms, and consequences of collective action.

Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America

Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America

Edited By Roderic Ai Camp

The culmination of a major survey, this new study attempts for the first time to make “the definition of democracy” in Latin America visible, and thus able to be interpreted.

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability

Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.

Deepening Democracy Latin America

Deepening Democracy Latin America

Ten leading scholars of the region present original research to argue that theories of democratic consolidation or institutionalization are too often Euro- and ethno-centric; that simple appeals for greater participation are insufficient; and that recent critics of populism, patronage, and presidentialism fail to capture new opportunities for democracies in the region.

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