Offers Fresh Insight into Crucial Debates over the Causes of Diverging and Converging Political Trajectories in the Region
Follows the Rise and Fall of Evo Morales and the Political and Economic Transformations of Bolivia
How Capitalist Outsiders Willing to Accommodate the Dominant Economic Elite Often Defeat Anticapitalist Outsiders
A Systematic Analysis of Patronage Appointments in Public Bureaucracies of Seven Latin American Countries
An Investigation into What Makes New Political Parties Succeed—Or Fail
An In-Depth Study of the Rise and Decline of Indigenous Movements and Multicultural Political Power in Ecuador
A Case Study Exploring Inconsistencies in the Application of Land Policies in Chile
Cuban studies scholars explore reforms, away from communism.
This volume examines the role played in Latin America’s second wave of incorporation by political parties, trade unions, and social movements in five cases: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The cases shed new light on a subject critical to understanding the change in the distribution of political power related to popular sectors and their interests—a key issue in the study of postneoliberalism.
March 2015 should have been a time of celebration for Brazil, as it marked thirty years of democracy, a newfound global prominence, over a decade of rising economic prosperity, and stable party politics under the rule of the widely admired PT (Workers’ Party). Instead, the country descended into protest, economic crisis, impeachment, and deep political division. This volume offers a comprehensive and nuanced portrayal of long-standing problems that contributed to the emergence of crisis and offers insights into the ways Brazilian democracy has performed well despite crisis.
In this groundbreaking study, Moises Arce exposes a long-standing climate of popular contention in Peru. Looking beneath the surface to the subnational, regional, and local level as inception points, he rigorously dissects the political conditions that set the stage for protest. Focusing on natural resource extraction and its key role in the political economy of Peru and other developing countries, Arce reveals a wide disparity in the incidence, forms, and consequences of collective action.
Organized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.