Economics, Politics and Social Issues in Latin America

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Political Science - 289 pages
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Latin America is a diverse group countries with extremely diverse economies and political dynamics. Some are heavy in poverty and others are booming with petrodollars. They speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French. This book brings together analyses detailing crucial issues at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Page viii - The remainder of the chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 provides the conceptual and empirical background of the study, and also presents additional evidence for other Latin American countries.
Page 8 - The most important political distinction among countries concerns not their form of government but their degree of government.
Page 8 - The rates of social mobilization and the expansion of political participation are high; the rates of political organization and institutionalization are low. The result is political instability and disorder.
Page xiv - There, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN...
Page 14 - bureaucratic" suggests the crucial features that are specific to authoritarian systems of high modernization: the growth of organizational strength of many social sectors, the governmental attempts at control by "encapsulation...

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