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The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition

Author: Howard J Wiarda
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
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To understand Latin America's political culture, and to understand why it differs so greatly from that of the United States, one must look beyond the political history of the region, Howard J. Wiarda explains in this comprehensive book. A highly respected expert on Latin American politics, Wiarda explores a sweeping array of Iberian and Latin American social, economic, institutional, cultural, and religious factors  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard J Wiarda
ISBN: 0300082576 9780300082579 0300098367 9780300098365
OCLC Number: 44750718
Description: xii, 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations of contrast: the United States and Latin America --
Origins: Greece, Rome, the Bible, and medieval Christianity --
Medieval Iberia: the distinct tradition --
Spain and Portugal in America: the colonial heritage --
Liberalism and the Latin American independence movements --
Positivism: a philosophy of order and progress --
Nationalism --
Marxism --
Corporatism --
The conflict society, 1930s-1980s --
Transitions to democracy, or something less than that? --
Which way Latin America?
Responsibility: Howard J. Wiarda.

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This study explores the main themes of Latin American political culture and its models of democracy and why they differ so greatly from those of the USA. It focuses on the political theory of Iberia  Read more...

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"An insightful beginning text for anyone interested in Latin America or any of its very different countries." Publishers Weekly

 
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