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The resurgence of the Latin American left

Author: Steven Levitsky; Kenneth M Roberts
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011.
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Featuring a new typology of Left parties in Latin America, an original framework for identifying and categorizing variation among these governments, and contributions from prominent and influential  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Levitsky; Kenneth M Roberts
ISBN: 9781421401096 9781421401102 1421401096 142140110X
OCLC Number: 681912924
Description: xiii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Latin America's "left turn" : a framework for analysis / Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. Roberts --
Part I: Thematic issues. Evidence from public opinion / Jason Ross Arnold, David J. Samuels ; Economic constraints and presidential agency / Marfa Victoria Murillo, Virginia Oliveros, Milan Vaishnav ; The left : destroyer or savior of the market model? / Kurt Weyland ; The political left, the export boom, and the populist temptation / Robert R. Kaufman ; Social policy and redistribution : Chile and Uruguay / Jennifer Pribble, Evelyne Huber ; The diversity of left party linkages and competitive advantages / Samuel Handlin, Ruth Berins Collier ; The left and participatory democracy : Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela / Benjamin Goldfrank ; The left and citizenship rights / Deborah J. Yashar --
Part II: Case analyses. Venezuela : Hugo Chávez and the populist left / Margarita López Maya ; Bolivia : origins and policies of the Movimiento al Socialismo / Raúl Madrid ; Ecuador : Rafael Correa and the Citizens' Revolution / Catherine M. Conaghan ; Argentina : left populism in comparative perspective, 2003--2009 / Sebastián Etchemendy, Candelaria Garay ; Brazil : the PT in power / Wendy Hunter ; Chile : the left after neoliberalism / Kenneth M. Roberts ; Uruguay : a social democratic government in Latin America / Jorge Lanzaro ; Peru : the left turn that wasn't / Maxwell A. Cameron --
Conclusion: Democracy, development, and the left / Steven Levitsky, Kenneth M. Roberts.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. Roberts.

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