Latin American Political Culture

Author: John A. Booth
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483322475
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Latin American Political Culture: Public Opinion and Democracy presents a genuinely pan-Latin American examination of the region’s contemporary political culture. This is the only book to extensively investigate the attitudes and behaviors of Latin Americans based on the Latin American Public Opinion Project’s (LAPOP) AmericasBarometer surveys. The findings reveal a complex Latin America with distinct political culture. Authors John Booth and Patricia Bayer Richard join rigorous analysis with clear graphic presentation and extensive examples, and readers learn about public opinion research, engage with further questions for analysis, and have access to data, an expansive bibliography, and links to appendices.

Minderheitenrechte und Interessenvermittlung

Author: Marie-Sophie Heinelt
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845288760
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Wie) Fördern Autonomie- und Konsultationsrechte indigene Selbstbestimmung? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, schlägt die Autorin einen vergleichenden, methodisch innovativen Ansatz vor, der die Ebene der (oft informellen) Interaktionsmuster zwischen unterschiedlichen Akteursgruppen besonders berücksichtigt und netzwerkanalytisch untersucht. Über die Kombination aus prozessanalytischen Fallstudien zu Entscheidungsverfahren über infrastrukturelle und extraktive Projekte in Kolumbien, Panama und Chile und deren vergleichender Analyse werden sowohl Wirkungszusammenhänge als auch kausale Muster aufgezeigt. Sonderrechte sind weniger ausschlaggebend als erwartet. Stattdessen wird die Bedeutung akteursspezifischer und interaktionsbasierter Voraussetzungen für die Wahrung indigener Selbstbestimmung betont: Formalisierte interne Handlungsmodi und Mobilisierungsressourcen indigener Organisationen sowie vorangehende Interaktionen mit staatlichen Institutionen sind entscheidend.

Understanding Central America

Author: John A. Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429972253
Format: PDF
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Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The text provides students a comprehensive coverage of Central America, political science, and international relations. The authors explain the origins and development of the region's political conflicts, their resolution and ongoing political change. This Sixth Edition provides the most up-to-date information on the recent political changes in each of the five countries presented.

Dilemmas of Democracy in Latin America

Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530324
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ultimately it is only with a renewed approach to U.S. policy - one that includes respectfully engaging with the myriad histories and cultures of the region - that we can hope to encourage strong and effective democratic traditions."--Jacket.

Polling for Democracy

Author: Roderic Ai Camp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842025836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Recognizing heightened significance of Mexican public survey research, series of essays illuminates the state of Mexican polling and its impact on political liberalization. Well-integrated volume"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Latin American Democracy

Author: Richard L. Millett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135854165
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Nearly thirty years have passed since Latin America began the arduous task of transitioning from military-led rule to democracy. In this time, more countries have moved toward the institutional bases of democracy than at any time in the region’s history. Nearly all countries have held free, competitive elections and most have had peaceful alternations in power between opposing political forces. Despite these advances, however, Latin American countries continue to face serious domestic and international challenges to the consolidation of stable democratic governance. The challenges range from weak political institutions, corruption, legacies of militarism, transnational crime and globalization among others. In Latin American Democracy contributors – both academics and practitioners, North Americans and Latin Americans – explore and assess the state of democratic consolidation in Latin America by focusing on the specific issues and challenges confronting democratic governance in the region.

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics

Author: Peter Kingstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135280290
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics. The region’s experiments with installing and deepening democracy and promoting alternative modes of economic development have generated intriguing and enduring empirical puzzles. In turn, Latin America’s challenges continue to spawn original and vital work on central questions in comparative politics: about the origins of democracy; about the relationship between state and society; about the nature of citizenship; about the balance between state and market. The richness and diversity of the study of Latin American politics makes it hard to stay abreast of the developments in the many sub-literatures of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an intellectually rigorous overview of the state of the field and a thoughtful guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and a cutting-edge examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.