This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the crisis of relations between state and society in five Andean countries from the 1980s to the present.
Kenneth Serbin uncovers the existence of secret talks between generals and Roman Catholic bishops at the height of Brazil’s military dictatorship. It illuminates the complicity of the Catholic Church in the military’s subversive PR campaigns, abductions, and torturings.
In this pre-World War II analysis of working-class areas of Tokyo, primarily its Honjo ward, Hastings shows that bureaucrats, particularly in the Home Ministry, were concerned with the needs of their citizens and took significant steps to protect the city’s working families and the poor.
This book describes the nature of government in all the contiguous territories of the United States from 1784-1912, offering a comprehensive view of the role and meaning of territorial government.