Latin American Politics and Development

3.81 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813337692: Latin American Politics and Development
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Covers all Latin American countries and provides a superb introduction to the area as a whole.

Latin American Politics and Development is the leading textbook in its field over the past 20 years. The only text organized on a country-by-country basis that represents all Latin American countries, it thus offers instructors maximum flexibility in organizing courses. Furthermore, each of its chapters is written by a well-known specialist. The Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated for enhanced coverage of topical issues, including women's and indigenous social movements, the consolidation of democracy, and the political consequences of economic regionalism (such as NAFTA and MERCOSUR).

The Fifth Edition of this highly regarded text has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the complex political and economic developments that have occured in Latin America over the past five years. The revision includes new introductory and concluding chapters, several chapters by authors new to the volume, and updated chapters on each country in the region.

Wiarda and Kline emphasize the trend toward democratization, and democracy's problems, as the organizing theme of the book, covering pressing issues such as economic reform, globalization, political unrest, and the international drug trade. Wiarda and Kline organize their analysis around Latin America's distinct background and position in world politics and the world economy. They also describe patterns of political development, the dynamics of political behavior, institutions and public policy, and the constant tension between those who favor a political regime in keeping with the authoritarian past, and those who prefer a Latin American version of democracy.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Howard J. Wiardais Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and senior associate of the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. Harvey F. Kline is professor of political science and director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Review:

"A valuable and readable introduction to the political systems, economies, and cultures of Latin America." -- Susan Kaufman Purcell, Latin American Program, Council on Foreign Relations

"This excellent time-tested text continues to be a lucid-and the best-single volume introduction to the complexities of Latin American politics." -- G. Pope Atkins, U.S. Naval Academy

"This is the outstanding textbook in comparative Latin American politics." -- Jorge I. Domnguez, Harvard University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780813343273: Latin American Politics and Development

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0813343275 ISBN 13:  9780813343273
Publisher: Westview Press, 2006
Softcover

9780813308210: Latin American Politics And Development

Westvi..., 1990
Softcover

9780813308203: Latin American Politics And Development: Third Edition

Westvi..., 1990
Hardcover

9780813384931: Latin American Politics And Development: Fourth Edition

Routledge, 1996
Softcover

9780813384924: Latin American Politics And Development: Fourth Edition

Routledge, 1996
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wiarda, Howard J.; Kline, Harvey F.; Wiarda , Howard J.
Published by Westview Press
ISBN 10: 0813337690 ISBN 13: 9780813337692
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
a-listbooks
(Brookline, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0813337690 Brand new as issued in illus. paperback, light shelfwear, NO marks! Large books require more International postage. Seller Inventory # 061224648

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Wiarda, Howard J., Kline, Harvey F., Wia
Published by Westview Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813337690 ISBN 13: 9780813337692
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110813337690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Howard J. Wiarda; Harvey F. Kline; Howard J. Wiarda
ISBN 10: 0813337690 ISBN 13: 9780813337692
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0813337690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Howard J. Wiarda; Harvey F. Kline; Howard J. Wiarda
Published by Westview Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813337690 ISBN 13: 9780813337692
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0813337690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds