Readings in Latin American Politics: Challenges to Democratization

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A unique combination of two major approaches, this reader is separated into two parts. Part I focuses on four central themes: democratization, economic development, social policy, and changing political actors. Each chapter in this follows a debate format, with complementary readings. Part II features six chapters focusing on particular countries or regions within Latin America, examining how the central themes discussed in Part I play out in each particular case.

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Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggestions for Further Reading and Useful Websites. 1. Introduction Part I 2. The Challenges of Democratization What Democracy Is...and Is Not, Philippe C. Schmitter and Terry Lynn Karl Fragile Democracies, Forrest Colburn Democracies Without Citizenship: Injustice for All: Crime and Impunity in Latin America, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro How People View Democracy: Between Stability and Crisis in Latin America, Marta Lagos 3. Neoliberal Economic Reform States versus Market: The Rise and Fall of Import Substitution, Duncan Green What Washington Means by Policy Reform, John Williamson Good-Bye to the Washington Consensus?, James Mahon Jr. Neoliberal Social Policy: Managing Poverty (Somehow), Carlos M. Vilas 4. Traditional and Emerging Actors in the Latin American Polity Traditional Actors The New Military Autonomy in Latin America, Consuelo Cruz and Rut Diamint Latin American Labor, M. Victoria Murillo Emerging Actors Women in Latin America: Unequal Progress Toward Equality, Mala Htun Indigenous Protest and Democracy in Latin America, Deborah J. Yashar 5. The United States and Latin America The Uneasy Americas, Peter Hakim Preserving Hegemony: National Security Doctrine in the Post-Cold War Era, J. Patrice McSherry Part II 6. Political Instability and Argentina's Boom and Bust and Boom Again Cycles Argentina: Crisis and Democratic Consolidation, Hector E. Schamis Argentina: Anatomy of a Crisis Foretold, Pamela K. Starr The Nature of the New Argentine Democracy: The Delegative Democracy Argument Revisited, Enrique Peruzzotti 7. Brazil: The Democratizing Giant Brazil's New Direction, Wendy Hunter Brazil: An Assessment of the Cardoso Administration, Bolivar Lamounier A New Brazil? The Changing Sociodemographic Context of Brazilian Democracy, Timothy J. Power and J. Timmons Roberts 8. Chile: A New Model for the Region? Democratic Institutions and Civil-Military Relations: The Case of Chile, Gregory Weeks The Limits of Democracy: Socio-Political Compromise and Regime Change in Post-Pinochet Chile, Patrick S. Barrett Free Society, Repressed Media: The Chilean Paradox, Judy Polumbaum 9. Colombia: The Collapse of the State Capital Punishment: The Fragmentation of Colombia and the Crisis of the Nation-State, Jeff Browitt Is the War Ending? Premises and Hypotheses with Which to View the Conflict in Colombia, Javier Guerrero Baron Colombia and the United States: From Counternarcotics to Counterterrorism, Arlene B. Tickner 10. Cuba: A Latin American Experiment in Socialism The Secrets of Castro's Staying Power, Jorge J. Dominguez The Virtues and Misfortunes of Civil Society in Cuba, Haroldo Dilla and Philip Oxhorn Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. 11. Mexico: The Emergence of Democracy? Attitudes Toward Democracy: Mexico in Comparative Perspective, Alejandro Moreno and Patricia Mendez Democratization in Mexico: The Zapatista Uprising and Civil Society, Chris Gilbreth and Gerardo Otero Fox's Mexico: Same as It Ever Was?, Pamela K. Starr

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