Subject: History / Latin America / General

Subject: History / Latin America / General

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Constructive Change in Latin America

|9780822984030|Cole Blasier draws together eight essays from economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and other social scientists to discuss the growth of Latin American economics during the late twentieth-century. Anthropologist John P. Gillin looks at the impact of industrialization on a Guatemalan village, and sociologists Fernando Cardoso and José Luis Reyna present a pioneering analysis of the effect of industrialization on occupational structure and social stratification. Dwight Brothers takes a critical look at the role of private investment, and fellow economist John Powelson proposes that an integrated social science model of economic growth could resolve some of the conflict between North American…

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Female and Male in Latin America

|9780822953067|A pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women’s participation in Cuban society.| Ann M. Pescatello| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Social Science / Women’s Studies

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Comparative Socialist Systems

|9780822982517|Essays on Politics and Economics|”The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. . . . contributes generously to the field.”—Slavic Review| Carmelo Mesa-Lago Carl Beck| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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Social Security in Latin America

|9780822984689|Pressure Groups, Stratification, and Inequality|A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America. Individual case studies of Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico are presented, that provide a historical analysis of each country's social security policy, the pressure groups involved, the present structure of the systems, and a statistical examination of the inequality among these pressure groups.| Carmelo Mesa-Lago| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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Public Policy in Latin America

|9780822948001|A Comparative Survey| The study of Latin America has long been an ideological battleground. Scholars disagree on every major issue: the impact of the U.S. influence in the region, the political orientation of the middle class, the role of the military, the rate of socioeconomic change, and the viability of reform. Public Policy in Latin America is a masterful synthesis of scholarship on the region. Sloan studies political phenomena not by making superficial comparisons between leaders, parties or styles, but by examining what governments do-the creation of public policy through political process. The decisions to stress accumulation versus distribution of…

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