An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development

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Avalon Publishing, Mar 25, 2001 - Political Science - 226 pages
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This volume offers a concise overview of the political factors that condition social and economic development in Latin America. It draws upon (and augments) the introductory chapters of Wiarda and Kline’s highly successful Latin American Politics and Development, Fifth Edition, while omitting the larger book’s comprehensive array of country-by-country chapters. An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development is thus an incisive survey that serves as essential reading in courses or seminars in the politics, development, transitions to democracy, and social change of Latin America and the Caribbean. It can stand alone as a text or be used in conjunction with readings on selected countries or cases.

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Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and Senior Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is la member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author or editor of numerous Westview books including An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (with Harvey Kline) and Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development. He is also a contributing co-editor (with Harvey Kline) of Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (2007, Westview). Harvey Kline is professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and the author of Colombia: Democracy under Assault, Second Edition (1995, Westview), An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development, Second Edition (with Howard J. Wiarda), and Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (with Howard J. Wiarda).

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