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. 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. 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. The War of Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America. Privatization South American Style: Luigi Manzetti.