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  1. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s

    Coping with Midlevel Security Threats

    By Javier Corrales, Carlos A. Romero

    Series: Contemporary Inter-American Relations

    Oil makes up one-third of Venezuela's entire GDP, and the United States is far and away Venezuela's largest trading partner. Relations between Venezuela and the United States, traditionally close for most of the last two centuries, began to fray as the end of the Cold War altered the international...

    Published October 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Francesco Cavatorta

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization

    Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing

    By Tony Heron

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Given the widely-accepted premise that free trade is the best means of maximising overall societal welfare, why has it proven so difficult to achieve in certain industries? This book tackles arguably the most perennial and deep-rooted of all questions in political economy, and questions the...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations

    By Lucía Dammert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control

    U.S. Relations with Mexico and Colombia, 1989-2000

    By Victor J. Hinojosa

    Series: Studies in International Relations

    This book examines different levels of narcotics control cooperation between the United States, Mexico and Colombia. Victor J. Hinojosa finds that Mexico is consistently held to a very different standard than Colombia and that the US often satisfies domestic political pressures to be tough on...

    Published May 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Projections of Power in the Americas

    Edited by Helene Balslev Clausen, Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Jan Gustafsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

    Two phenomena are of central interest in the nine contributions that make up this volume: one is the question of power and its multiple forms, and the other is that geographical, political and cultural multifaceted unity we call the ‘the Americas’. The book is a multidisciplinary effort, written by...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Unfinished Transition to Democracy in Latin America

    By Juan Carlos Calleros-Alarcón

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book examines the political evolution of the judiciary – a usually overlooked political actor – and its capacity to contribute to the process of democratic consolidation in Latin America during the 1990s. Calleros analyzes twelve countries in order to assess the independence, impartiality,...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics

    Edited by Peter Kingstone, Deborah J. Yashar

    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...

    Published March 8th 2012 by Routledge