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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.
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
Poverty and Inequality in Latin America Issues and New Challenges Edited by Víctor E. Tokman and Guillermo O’Donnell
Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialism [WorldCat.org]
The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 by Lester D. Langley - Yale University Press
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. The Emergence of Latin America in the Nineteenth Century: David Bushnell
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'.
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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.
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