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  1. Latin America's Neo-Reformation

    Religion's Influence on Contemporary Politics

    By Eric Patterson

    Series: Latin American Studies

    The purpose of this study is to focus on the intersection of religion and politics. Do different religions result in different politics? More specifically, are there significant contrasts between the political attitudes and behavior of Catholics and Protestants in Latin America?...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Left in Transformation

    Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Network, 1967 -1984

    By Vania Markarian

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book takes an innovative look at international relations. Focusing on the worldwide campaign against abuses by the right-wing authoritarian regime in Uruguay (1973-1984), it explores how norms and ideas interact with political interests, both global and domestic. It examines joint actions by...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Social Policy Change in Chile and Uruguay

    Retrenchment versus Maintenance, 1973-1998

    By Rossana Castiglioni Nunez

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This work explains the causes of social policy reform in Chile and Uruguay in the areas of health care, pensions and education. Until the 1970s, Chile and Uruguay shared striking similarities....

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Central American Integration

    By Rafael A. Sánchez Sánchez

    Series: Latin American Studies

    Since its inception in the 1960s to the regional negotiations in the 1990s and onwards, Central American integration has been a process characterized by both dramatic advances and setbacks. This book provides a theoretical explanation of this ebb and flow, examining different stages including the...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America

    Ecuador in Comparative Perspective

    By Andrés Mejía Acosta

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book explains how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment. Using an impressive amount of quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence, most of which is reported for the first time, Mejía Acosta argues that presidents in Ecuador adopted significant...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Contesting the Iron Fist

    Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile

    By Claudio Fuentes

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This work analyzes the interactions and international connections of the "civil rights" and "pro-order" coalitions of state and societal actors in the two countries. The author demonstrates that in democratizing contexts, protecting citizens from police abuse and becomes part of a debate about how...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

    By Jordi Diez

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first major analysis of environmental policymaking in Mexico at the national level, and examines...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development

    Challenges in Contrasting Regimes with Case Studies of Costa Rica and Cuba

    By Bert Hoffmann

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book examines the political and developmental implications of the new information and communication technologies (NICT) in the Third World. Whereas the concept of the "digital divide" tends to focus on technological and quantitative indicators, this work stresses the crucial role played by the...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Insurgency, Authoritarianism, and Drug Trafficking in Mexico's Democratization

    By Jose L. Velasco

    Series: Latin American Studies

    Mexico's "democratic transition" has created a competitive electoral system and a formally plural state. Besides, a peculiar wave of insurgency, started in 1994, has challenged the alleged moderating effect of democratic transition. This book argues that socioeconomic inequality is the main factor...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Land Privatization in Mexico

    Urbanization, Formation of Regions and Globalization in Ejidos

    By Maria Teresa Vázquez-Castillo

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book analyzes [ejido] land as space of urbanization and location of economic activities and capital and land privatization as a redistributive process with local, urban, regional and global consequences....

    Published May 11th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Borges and the Politics of Form
    By Jose Eduardo Gonzalez
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014

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