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State formation in Central America

the struggle for autonomy, development, and democracy

Author: Howard H. Lentner

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: History

Page: 249

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This analysis of the four basic components in the formation of states in Central America offers guidelines for understanding worldwide strivings for autonomy, unity, economic development, and democracy and examines Central American states and the impact of the United States on them.

State Formation and Democracy in Latin America, 1810-1900

Author: Fernando López-Alves

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 295

View: 1899

A comparative study of state formation in 19th-century Latin America that examines the different social and political paths that have led to democracy or military rule.

Sugar and Power in the Dominican Republic

Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Trujillos

Author: Michael R. Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311277

Category: History

Page: 163

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Examines the powerful impact and development that the sugar industry had on U.S.-Dominican relations as the primary vehicle of reciprocal manipulation from 1958 to 1962.

Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300639

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 8280

This work offers scholars and students a challenging collection of interpretations of and explanations for the ways in which ideologues and ideologies have played a key role in the political development of the Latin American continent.

Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

Author: Juan Manuel Pérez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Reference

Page: 609

View: 6345

This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

Reinventing Legitimacy

Democracy and Political Change in Venezuela

Author: Damarys Canache,Michael R. Kulisheck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306686

Category: History

Page: 248

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An up-to-date assessment of the state of democracy in Venezuela.

Cuba and the Future

Author: Donald E. Schulz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287848

Category: History

Page: 194

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Nine Cubanologists analyze the causes, nature, and scope of the Cuban crisis.

Tornel and Santa Anna

The Writer and the Caudillo, Mexico, 1795-1853

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 7661

"Makes persuasive case that Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil, spin-doctor for Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, was an important figure in his own right, both as a politician and a writer. Emphasizes the 'great man' school of history, but forces the reader toc

Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography, National

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

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Deepening Local Democracy in Latin America

Participation, Decentralization, and the Left

Author: Benjamin Goldfrank

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037946

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 8438

"Addresses the question of why institutions meant to attract citizen participation succeed in strengthening civil society and improving state responsiveness and transparency in some places, but fail in others. Focuses on urban politics in Porto Alegre (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), and Caracas (Venezuela)"--Provided by publisher.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Land and Freedom

The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism

Author: Leandro Vergara-Camus

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780327455

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4369

The Zapatistas of Chiapas and the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil are often celebrated as shining examples in the global struggle against neoliberalism. But what have these movements achieved for their members in more than two decades of resistance and can any of these achievements realistically contribute to the rise of a viable alternative? Through a perfect balance of grassroots testimonies, participative observation and consideration of key debates in development studies, agrarian political economy, historical sociology and critical political economy, Land and Freedom compares, for the first time, the Zapatista and MST movements. Casting a spotlight on their resistance to globalizing market forces, Vergara-Camus gets to the heart of how these movements organize themselves and how territorial control, politicization and empowerment of their membership and the decommodification of social relations are key to understanding their radical development potential.

Early Latin America

A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil

Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521299299

Category: History

Page: 480

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This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

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Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Everyday Revolutions

Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina

Author: Marina A. Sitrin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780320515

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6008

In the wake of the global financial crisis, new forms of social organization are beginning to take shape. Disparate groups of people are coming together in order to resist corporate globalization and seek a more positive way forward. These movements are not based on hierarchy; rather than looking to those in power to solve their problems, participants are looking to one another. In certain countries in the West, this has been demonstrated by the recent and remarkable rise of the Occupy movement. But in Argentina, such radical transformations have been taking place for years. Marina Sitrin tells the story of how regular people changed their country and inspired others across the world. Reflecting on new forms of social organization, such as horizontalism and autogestión, as well as alternative conceptions of value and power, Marina Sitrin shows how an economic crisis spurred a people's rebellion; how factory workers and medical clinic technicians are running their workplaces themselves, without bosses; how people have taken over land to build homes, raise livestock, grow crops, and build schools, creating their own art and media in the process. Daring and groundbreaking, Sitrin shows how the experiences of the autonomous movements in Argentina can help answer the question of how to turn a rupture into a revolution.

Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 4027

This book is a study of the political development of the many factions that surfaced in Mexico from the achievement of independence in 1821 to General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's last government in 1853-55. Paying particular attention to the writings of the main thinkers of the period and the ways in which they inspired or were betrayed by their respective factions, this volume concentrates on the evolution of the different factions (traditionalists, moderates, radicals, and "santanistas"), who sustained their beliefs at one point or another. It follows a chronological approach and puts significant emphasis to the way the hopes of the 1820s degenerated into the despair of the 1840s, and how these in turn affected the evolution of the different factions' political proposals. Political proposals and ideologies were important in independent Mexico; it was an age of proposals. Various constitutional projects were proposed, discussed, attempted, or dismissed. This study offers a comprehensive analysis of how the generalized liberal principles of early republican Mexico became fractured into numerous conflicting political proposals and movements. In response to the ever-changing political landscape of the new nation, the emergent Mexican political class was prevented from achieving the ever-evasive constitutional order, unity, progress, and stability all dreamed of experiencing when General Agustin de Iturbide marched into Mexico City on September 27, 1821. Appendices with a glossary, chronologies, and description of major personalities are included.

Bureaucratic Authoritarianism

Argentina, 1966-1973, in Comparative Perspective

Author: Guillermo A. O'Donnell,Professor Emeritus of Government Guillermo O'Donnell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042605

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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Authoritarianism in Latin America Since Independence

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: History

Page: 166

View: 8152

This edited collection explores how different dictators and authoritarian parties and factions have frequently succeeded in rising to power in modern Latin America, often retaining political and/or military control for long periods of time. The volume examines whether there are common factors within the Latin American sociopolitical, cultural, and historical context that have allowed authoritarianism to play such a fundamental and recurrent role in the continent's development. Including chapters on Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, and Honduras, the work will be of interest to scholars and students alike in comparative politics, Latin American history, and Latin American studies.

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