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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published books in the subject of Latin America — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

    Edited by Jorge I Dominguez, Ana Covarrubias

    The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Environmental Politics in Latin America

    Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

    Edited by Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability

    Theories, strategies, local realities

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Ulrikke Wethal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform

    Lessons from Brazil

    By George Meszaros

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the developing world. Taking Brazil as an example, it unpicks the...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Latin American Development

    By Julie Cupples

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Latin America’s diverse political and economic struggles and triumphs have captured the global imagination. The region has been a site of brutal dictators, revolutionary heroes, the Cold War struggle and as a place in which the global debt crisis has had some of its most lasting and...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Low Carbon Development

    Key Issues

    Edited by Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvärd

    Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

    Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Latin America and Contemporary Modernity

    A Sociological Interpretation

    By José Maurício Domingues

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In this book, renowned author José Maurício Domingues places Latin America within the third phase of global modern civilization and offers a general theoretical approach to contemporary Latin America. He sees modernity as configured by episodic modernizing moves which, when counting on strong...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Latin America

    Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development

    By Peter Kingstone

    Neoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Leftovers

    Tales of the Latin American Left

    Edited by Jorge G. Castañeda, Marco A. Morales

    Over a decade ago, Jorge Castañeda wrote the classic Utopia Unarmed, which offered a penetrating and comprehensive account of the Latin American left’s fate at the end of the Cold War. Since then, the left across Latin America has travelled in paths no one could have predicted. Latin American...

    Published July 7th 2008 by Routledge