Sozialstrukturen in Lateinamerika

Author: Dieter Boris
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531157696
Format: PDF, ePub
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Im Kontext neoliberaler Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik erfuhren die Länder Lateinamerikas tiefgreifende Veränderungen ihrer Sozialstrukturen. Jedoch kontrastiert die hohe Relevanz dieser Wandlungsprozesse mit ihrer bislang geringen wissenschaftlichen Erforschung. Der vorliegende Sammelband vereint daher die wenigen und hervorragenden internationalen – vor allem aus Lateinamerika stammenden – Beiträge zu den wichtigsten Dimensionen der gegenwärtigen Sozialstrukturen. Damit wird eine erste theoretische und empirische Grundlage für weiterführende Analysen der lateinamerikanischen Realität geschaffen.

Social Sciences

Author: Lawrence Boudon
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292705357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2001, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 2000. The subject categories for Volume 59 are as follows: Anthropology Economics Geography Government and Politics International Relations Sociology Electronic Resources for the Social Sciences

Research in Social Movements Conflicts and Change

Author: Patrick G. Coy
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787568970
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This important collection addresses the critically important dimensions of the relationships that social movements, their activists, and their organizations have with the state and other institutions. It also examines three movements linked by frame and discourse analysis, before concluding with a survey of the biographical trajectory of activism.

The women s movement in Latin America

Author: Jane S. Jaquette
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN:
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For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women’s groups are helping to reshape Latin America. The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women’s political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The first five case studies, on Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru, examine the origins, evolution, and goals of women’s organizations as they worked together to end authoritarian rule and elaborate how women’s groups have adapted in the 1990s to the day-to-day realities of democratic politics. In the 1990s, the challenge has shifted from mobilizing opposition to the very different task of working with parties and government bureaucracies in order to maintain and implement their agendas. The chapters on Nicaragua and Mexico broaden our understanding of political transitions.Seven case studies vividly illustrate the variety of women’s movements in the region, ranging from the communal-kitchens movements to human rights groups. Each author discusses the strategies and debates of the feminist movements in question and records their political successes and failures. Jaquette’s introductory and concluding essays provide a comparative framework, highlighting the innovative ways in which Latin American women are making gender a political issue.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Author: Steven Levitsky
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641222915
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.