Latin American Studies

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Latin American Politics and Development

Edited by Harvey F. Kline, Christine J. Wade, and Howard J. Wiarda

Ninth Edition • July 12, 2017 • 528 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $35.99 USD/$45.99 CAD

An authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to Latin American government and political development written by recognized experts in the field.

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Nicaragua: Emerging From the Shadow of the Eagle

Thomas W. Walker, Christine J. Wade

Sixth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 264 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Details the country’s unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. The thoroughly revised and updated sixth edition features new material covering political, economic and social developments since 2011.

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Contentious Politics in Brazil and China: Beyond Regime

December Green and Laura Luehrmann

First Edition • March 15, 2016 • 384 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Click here to read a sample from Contentious Politics in Brazil and China.Contentious Politics in Brazil and China: Beyond Regime is a highly accessible and compelling examination of two fast-emerging countries in the global arena. It is not common to see Brazil and China examined side-by-side, but authors December Green and…

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Keen’s Latin American Civilization, 2-Volume Set: A Primary Source Reader

Robert M. Buffington, Lila Caimari

Tenth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 707 pages

Print: $75.00 USD/$67.50 CAD

The tenth edition of Keen’s Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This first volume retains most of the colonial period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions, including new sets of images representing…

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Keen’s Latin American Civilization: A Primary Source Reader, Volume Two: The Modern Era

Robert M. Buffington, Lila Caimari

Tenth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 387 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The tenth edition of Keen’s Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including nine new readings on popular…

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Keen’s Latin American Civilization: A Primary Source Reader, Volume One: The Colonial Era

Robert M. Buffington, Lila Caimari

Tenth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 320 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The tenth edition of Keen’s Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This first volume retains most of the colonial period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions, including new sets of images representing…

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Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change

John A. Booth, Christine J. Wade, Thomas W. Walker

Sixth Edition • July 22, 2014 • 400 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political, and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The authors explain the origins and development of the region’s political conflicts, their resolution and…

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Latin American Politics and Development

Edited by Howard J. Wiarda, Harvey F. Kline

Eighth Edition • December 31, 2013 • 528 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

The ninth edition of Latin American Politics and Development is forthcoming in July 2017.For over thirty years Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs in Latin America. Now in its eighth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from…

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The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies

Edited by Ray Hutchison; Bruce Haynes

First Edition • August 1, 2011 • 384 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

Too often the term “ghetto” is simply applied to any African American community, to the inner city as a whole, or recently to anything that is degraded or unrefined. But what is a ghetto? Does it arise organically from cities, or is it a consequence of social conflict and government…

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Latin America: Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary Introduction

Edited by Jan Knippers Black

Fifth Edition • August 1, 2010 • 624 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

Now in a fifth edition, Latin America has been updated to reflect the region’s growing optimism as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems become more participatory. This multidisciplinary survey of Latin American history, politics, and society features invited contributions from authorities in a variety of fields. New sections address…

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