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New and Published Books

  1. Latin American Democracy

    Emerging Reality or Endangered Species?, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, Orlando J. Pérez

    More than 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,...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events

    Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America

    By Clara Irazábal

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book reveals the recent urban history of ten major Latin American cities – Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires – through studies of their public spaces and the events that have taken place there. The case studies...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Contested Narratives

    Biographical Approaches to Modern European History

    Edited by Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, Emily R. Gioielli

    The twentieth century in Europe was characterized by great moments of rupture, with two world wars, ideological conflict, and political polarization. In these processes, as well as in the historical writing that followed in its wake, the individual as an historical entity often appeared crushed. In...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Mexico-United States Relations

    The Semantics of Sovereignty

    By Arturo Santa-Cruz

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    Sovereignty is a key factor to consider when studying the Mexico-United States relationship. During most of the twentieth century, as a result of the new character of the Mexican post-revolutionary regime, there was a decoupling between the state’s maximalist discourse on sovereignty, and its...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Latin America since Independence

    A History with Primary Sources, 2nd Edition

    By Alexander Dawson

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Transforming Brazil

    A History of National Development in the Postwar Era

    By Rafael R. Ioris

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America’s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful...

    Published May 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

    Historical Sources and Interpretations

    Edited by Pamela S. Murray

    In Latin American history, women have not only played key roles within the family and society, but have long been active participants in political and economic life. The explosion of research over the last fifteen years testifies to how much we still have to learn about their experiences. Women and...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Haiti: From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens

    Essays on the Politics and Economics of Underdevelopment, 1804-2013

    By Alex Dupuy

    Series: Europa Country Perspectives

    This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge