Issues in Democratic Consolidation. The New South American Democracies in Comparative Perspective Edited by Scott Mainwaring, J.
Samuel Valenzuela, and Guillermo O’Donnell From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies Since 1974, there has been an unprecedented wave of democratization in the world. This trend has been particularly extensive in South America. A prominent theme running through this collection is that the transitions from authoritative rule to civilian government may be arrested by political, economic, and social constraints. Reviews “Seven leading scholars, all associated with Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, have contributed to this path-breaking symposium volume on the second stage of South America’s contemporary transitions toward democratic governance.” ”. . .
“While much has been written of late on the issue of democratization, the approach here has two advantages over many of its competitors. . “ . . . “. . . Shaping the Political Arena. Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies 1993 winner of the APSA Comparative Politics Section’s “Best Book Award” “This book is a disciplined, paired comparison of the eight Latin American countries with the longest history of urban commercial and industrial development—Brazil and Chile, Mexico and Venezuela, Uruguay and Columbia, Argentina and Peru. . . .
Overall, a path-breaking volume.” — Foreign Affairs “Excellent comparative-historical analysis of eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela) focuses on emergence of different forms of control and mobilization of the labor movement. RUTH BERINS COLLIER is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. DAVID COLLIER is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Reviews “. . . Poverty and Inequality in Latin America. Issues and New Challenges Edited by Víctor E.
Tokman and Guillermo O’Donnell From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies In fall 1995, leading academics joined politicians, entrepreneurs, union leaders, and other civic leaders at the University of Notre Dame to discuss the present and emerging challenges in resolving issues of poverty and inequality in Latin America. The resulting multidisciplinary approach integrated good analytical work with sound advice in the hope that new policies can provide more effective answers to both new and chronic questions. This book presents the papers submitted to the workshop “Poverty in Latin America: Issues and New Responses,” organized by the Kellogg Institute. As they explore strategies such as job creation and restructuring, sensitivity to new vulnerabilities, and development of a more flexible work force, the contributors call for a redefinition of roles and regulations, for redesigning the current social order.
Víctor E. Reviews. Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialism. The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 by Lester D. Langley - Yale University Press. The Emergence of Latin America in the Nineteenth Century: David Bushnell. Second Edition David Bushnell and Neill MacAulay Fully revised and brought up to date, this unique single-volume survey provides complete and timely coverage of the entire region during the critical era that saw the formation and consolidation of its distinctive national institutions, laying the groundwork for contemporary Latin America.
Covering all the major countries, this edition features an entirely new treatment of Peru based on important recent research. Exploring the conscious attempts by most Latin American leaders to adopt a liberal mode of both socioeconomic and political development, the authors focus on the nagging questions of Latin American "instability" and "underdevelopment," presenting and explaining the data and factors that come into play. Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History. A helpful collection of documents that illuminates the complex relationship between the United States and Latin America over the past two centuries.
Although aimed at college students, these texts provide a first-rate reference tool for policymakers and journalists needing quick access to original sources and pithy quotations. Aided by a good index and thoughtful introductions, the volume provides a superior guide to the evolution of U.S. attitudes toward the region while including influential Latin American voices.
In addition to some classic diplomatic texts such as the Monroe Doctrine, the Olney Memorandum, and the Roosevelt Corollary, the editors include less-familiar declarations, such as unofficial sources and Latin American critiques of U.S. positions. The editors have also compiled a diverse selection of cultural approaches that brings John Quincy Adams together with Jack Kerouac, Ariel Dorfman with George Kennan, and Theodore Roosevelt with Jose Mart'. Duke - modern LatAm reading list. Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left - Nikolas Kozloff. (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008) For Americans who take pride in their country’s institutions and democratic traditions, the idea that the United States may have an overseas “empire” can come as something of a surprise.
Since World War II the United States has enjoyed an enormous amount of political, economic, and military leverage in South America. By backing compliant elites and militaries, the United States was able to secure raw natural resources and other vital interests in the region. While U.S. influence remains strong throughout much of the region today, many South American nations are now asserting a more independent course free of Washington’s control. What are the contours of this political earthquake that has spread throughout the hemisphere, and what are its larger implications?
The War of Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America. The real Church of the poor by Michael Löwy Translated for Verso by David Broder.
The orginal article appeared in Le Monde on 30 March 2013 The first Latin American pope, Francis, appears to want to distinguish himself from the ideas and practices of his predecessor, harking back to St. Francis of Assisi and placing the question of poverty at the centre of his pontificate. But, being of South American origin, is he close to liberation theology? There’s reason enough to doubt it…Continue Reading By Lewis Bassett / 11 April 2013. Privatization South American Style: Luigi Manzetti.