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Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics

Edited by: Peter Kingstone , Deborah J. Yashar

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415875226
eBook ISBN: 9780203860267
Adobe ISBN: 9781135280307

10.4324/9780203860267
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Book description

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 challenges continue to spawn original and vital work on central questions in comparative politics: about the origins of democracy; about the relationship between state and society; about the nature of citizenship; about the balance between state and market.

The richness and diversity of the study of Latin American politics makes it hard to stay abreast of the developments in the many sub-literatures of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an intellectually rigorous overview of the state of the field and a thoughtful guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and a cutting-edge examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Origins and Durability of Democracy  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Presidentialism and Legislatures Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Decentralization and Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Parties, Party Systems, and Political Representation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  “A Tale of Two Cities” Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Latin American Military  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Informal Institutions and Politics in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Accountability and Representation in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human Rights and Military Abuses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Neoliberalism and Its Alternatives Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Declining Inequality in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Environment and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social Policies in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Political Economy of Regulatory Policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Social Movements in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Understanding the Vagaries of Civil Society and Participation in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Labor Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Business Politics in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Indigenous Politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Race, Politics, and Afro-Latin Americans Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gender Download PDF
Chapter  22:  U.S.-Latin American Relations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Intra-Latin American Relations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  International Economic Relations/International Development Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Politics of Drugs and Illicit Trade in the Americas Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Institutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Culture and/or Postmodernism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Integration of Rational Choice into the Study of Politics in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Enduring Influence of Historical-Structural Approaches Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Natural and Field Experiments in the Study of Latin American Politics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Public Opinion Research in Latin America  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  What’s Next? Reflections on the Future of Latin American Political Science  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Blessings of Troubles Download PDF
Chapter  34:  State of the Field Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Latin American Political Regimes in Comparative Perspectives* Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Popular Representation in Contemporary Latin American Politics Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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