Latin American Studies

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Politics, Society, and Democracy: Latin America

Scott Mainwaring; Arturo Valenzuela

First Edition • April 6, 1999 • 266 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$46.00 CAD

This is the third of four volumes compiled in honor of Juan J. Linz and edited by H. E. Chehabi, Richard Gunther, Alfred Stepan, and Arturo Valenzuela. Each volume presents original research and theoretical essays by Linz’s distinguished collaborators, students, teachers, and friends, as well as overviews of his enormous…

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Latin America and the Caribbean in the International System

G. Pope Atkins

Fourth Edition • January 8, 1999 • 472 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

The fourth edition of this widely praised text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the evolving characteristics of the current international system that have had a dramatic effect on every aspect of international relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. The original purpose of this book is unchanged: It continues…

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Modern Latin American Revolutions

Eric Selbin

Second Edition • December 25, 1998 • 248 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

In contrast to previous studies that have centered on the institutionalization of revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean, Modern Latin American Revolutions, Second Edition, introduces the concept of consolidation of the revolutionary process — the efforts of revolutionary leaders to transform society and the acceptance by a significant majority…

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State Under Siege: Development and Policy Making in Peru

Philip Mauceri

First Edition • October 16, 1998 • 192 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$40.50 CAD

Using a framework that highlights how societal and international factors have shaped state capacities, Philip Mauceri examines the volatile politics in Peru from the Velasco through the Fujimori regimes as the country has moved from a developmentalist state to neoliberalism. Dr. Mauceri begins by reassessing the reformist experiment of the…

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Caribbean Public Policy: Regional, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Issues for the 21st Century

Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner; Dennis J Gayle

First Edition • October 1, 1998 • 288 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$45.00 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Developing countries, including those in the Caribbean, are urgently seeking to identify new moorings in the post Cold War world, which is characterized by complex new economic and sociopolitical challenges. Caribbean countries must now compete for investment capital and markets while striving for social equity, maintaining representative democracy, and preserving…

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Reinventing Revolution: The Renovation of Left Discourse in Cuba and Mexico

Edward J McCaughan

First Edition • August 14, 1998 • 224 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$51.00 CAD

Based on in-depth interviews with 74 intellectuals of the Lefts in Cuba and Mexico, Reinventing Revolution explores the rapidly changing thinking of progressives on the big — and enduring — questions of democracy, economic alternatives, and national sovereignty. Offering a unique world-systems perspective on the sociology of intellectuals and ideology,…

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The Other Argentina: The Interior and National Development

Larry Sawers

First Edition • July 31, 1998 • 336 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$68.99 CAD

In the early part of this century, Argentina was one of the most affluent nations in the world. Since then, the Argentine economy has experienced long periods of stagnation and recession. Larry Sawers links the country’s economic failure to the backwardness of the interior, which comprises 70 percent of the…

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Cultures of Politics/Politics of Cultures: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements

Edited by Sonia E Alvarez; Evelyn Dagnino; Arturo Escobar

First Edition • February 1, 1998 • 480 pages

Print: $60.00 USD/$49.99 CAD

Investigating the complex interrelations between culture and politics in a wide range of social movements in Latin America, this book focuses on the cultural politics enacted by social movements as they struggle for new visions and practices of citizenship, democracy, social relations, and development. The volume explores the potential of…

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The Pan-American Dream: Do Latin America's Cultural Values Discourage True Partnership with the United States and Canada

Lawrence E. Harrison

First Edition • February 6, 1998 • 320 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$51.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

The initiative of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton to forge a Western Hemisphere community has been staggered by Mexico’s economic and political crisis. Is this latest grand design for the hemisphere destined to follow John Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress and Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy into the cemetery of…

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Ancient Civilizations of the New World

Richard E. W. Adams

First Edition • September 1, 1997 • 176 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient New World civilizations, Richard Adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the development of the…

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