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Latin America : its problems and its promise : a multidisciplinary introduction

Author: Jan Knippers Black
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"Now in a fifth edition, Latin America has been updated to reflect the region's growing optimism as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems become more participatory. This multidisciplinary survey of Latin American history, politics, and society features invited contributions from authorities in a variety of fields. New sections address current events including deforestation in Costa Rica and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Knippers Black
ISBN: 9780813344003 081334400X
OCLC Number: 225874885
Description: x, 608 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Latin America leading the learning curve / Jan Knippers Black --
Landscape and settlement patterns / Alfonso Gonzalez --
The Indian populations of Latin America / Karl H. Schwerin --
Harmonizing and disharmonizing human and natural environments / David Stea, G. Shane Lewis --
Colonial Latin America / Peter Bakewell --
Latin America since independence: an overview / Michael Conniff --
Latin America economies restructure, again / William P. Glade --
Social structure and change in Latin America / Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras --
Strategies and trends in Latin American activism / Wendy Muse Sinek --
Participation and political process: the collapsible pyramid / Jan Knippers Black --
Women and Latin American politics: participation, citizenship, and democracy / Jane S. Jaquette --
Globalization, insecurity, and crisis in the Americas / Jorge Nef --
International relations in Latin America: conflict and cooperation / James Lee Ray --
The United States and Latin America: into a new era / Wayne S. Smith --
Mexico: a revolution laid to rest? / Fred R. Harris, Martin C. Needler --
Central America: from revolution to "low-intensity democracies" / Thomas W. Walker, Christine J. Wade --
Panama and the canal / Steve C. Ropp --
The Cuban revolution / Nelson P. Valdés --
The Caribbean: the structure of modern-conservative societies / Anthony P. Maingot --
Colombia's split-level realities / Jan Knippers Black, William H. Godnick --
Venezuela: the challenge to a "model democracy" / Steve Ellner --
Ecuador: political turmoil, social mobilization, and a turn toward the left / Pablo Andrade A., Liisa L. North --
Peru: precarious democracy amid dependent development in a divided nation / Cynthia McClintock --
Bolivia: an indigenous movement consolidates power / José Z. Garcia --
Brazil: from military regime to workers' party government / David Fleischer --
Chile: the development, breakdown, and recovery of democracy / J. Samuel Valenzuela, Arturo Valenzuela --
Argentina: decline and revival / Peter Calvert --
Uruguay and Paraguay: an arduous transition / Diego Abente Brun, Michael Danielson --
Conclusion: a new kind of togetherness / Jan Knippers Black.
Responsibility: edited by Jan Knippers Black.

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Revised and updated throughout, this multidisciplinary survey of Latin American history, politics, and society features chapters on individual countries by invited authorities.  Read more...

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