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Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective ePub download

by Peter H. Smith

  • Author: Peter H. Smith
  • ISBN: 0195387732
  • ISBN13: 978-0195387735
  • ePub: 1786 kb | FB2: 1197 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (September 8, 2011)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 441
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Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective ePub download

Peter Smith does a superb job of wrestling with the most challenging conceptual questions related to democracy in Latin America

Peter Smith does a superb job of wrestling with the most challenging conceptual questions related to democracy in Latin America. Drawing on insights from various disciplines and vast and sophisticated knowledge of the region, he puts contemporary debates about democracy in their proper historical perspective. More than a splendid synthesis of wide-ranging material, Smith's first-rate book is an instructive, scholarly contribution that will be an invaluable reference for students and decision makers seeking to enrich their understanding of such a crucial subject.

Peter Smith set out to write a textbook and ended up compiling an original database of Latin American democracy from 1900 to 2000.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Peter Smith set out to write a textbook and ended up compiling an original database of Latin American democracy from 1900 to 2000.

There's no real competitor to Democracy in Latin America. Peter Smith provides us with the gold standard of placing Latin American political institutions and policies in historical context and in comparative perspective. -John A. Booth, University of North Texas

There's no real competitor to Democracy in Latin America. Booth, University of North Texas. This book is a major achievement. It uniquely combines historical depth, masterful organization of a great mass of information, sophisticated data analysis, shrewd interpretation, and, indeed, great writing.

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Democracy in Latin America, 2e examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present.

Peter Smith set out to write a textbook and ended up compiling an original database of Latin American democracy from 1900 to 2000

Peter Smith set out to write a textbook and ended up compiling an original database of Latin American democracy from 1900 to 2000. All of this is done with a lively and jargon-free writing style. Export citation Request permission. Recommend this journal.

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MORE BY Richard Feinberg. September/October 2005. This eloquent, epic retelling of Latin America's century-long struggle against elite oligarchy and populist tyranny arrives at the optimistic observation that the vast range of political experiments - left, center, and right - have converged toward democracy.

Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego

Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. A former president of the Latin American Studies Association, he is the author of more than twenty books, including Talons of theEagle: Latin America, the United States, and the World, 3e (OUP, 2008) and coauthor of Modern Latin America, 7e (OUP, 2010).

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Thoroughly updated in its second edition, Democracy in Latin America provides an in-depth and accessible survey of processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. In clear and jargon-free prose, acclaimed author Peter H. Smith examines the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America; the adoption and reform of electoral institutions; the policy performance of contemporary democracies; the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples; and trends in public opinion. Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America, Second Edition, offers an innovative perspective on democratic change in Latin America. Enhanced by photos and text boxes featuring portraits of personalities, explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches, it is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in political science, history, Latin American studies, and history.FEATURES OF THE SECOND EDITION:* Updates empirical information on present-day developments, such as women's representation, the empowerment of indigenous peoples, and anti-poverty policies* Interprets the emergence of the "new Left" as part of a recurring dialectic within Latin American democracy* Analyzes the changing roles of the judiciary* Considers the relationship between social status and satisfaction with democracy* Reassesses the relative balance between "liberal" and "illiberal" democracy throughout the region* Provides a completely new analysis of public opinion on the basis of raw survey data* Takes into account the contemporary international environment, inlcuding the rise of China
Goll
Good!
blodrayne
Book came with slight highlighting but that was no surprise because that was exactly was entailed by the description. Came during the predicted arrival time.
Ral
I love a great read on dirty politicians. I love seeing a rise to power by any and all means necessary.
Ckelond
It's kind of easy to point out a problem especially when the real issue is not being addressed. Yes, Latin America is not wealthy. Yes, there are millions living in poverty. Yes, there are corrupt governments within the region. However.... Yes, Western Europe and the United States have exploited and continue exploiting the region. Yes, they control their economies through institutions like the IMF and World Bank. Yes, the US military has intervened in every Latin American nation directly or indirectly.
It's so frustrating when academics pick and choose which "truths" they include to strengthen their arguments. Not even a single mention of US involvement in the 80s to address why Nicaragua is so darn poor? Not a single mention of Operation Condor and/or CIA involvement in the 80s and Always?!

Peter H. Smith lacks context and backing to all of his statements.
I get it. It's been 200 years since independence and we should get over it, right? Haha.
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