State formation in Central America

the struggle for autonomy, development, and democracy

Author: Howard H. Lentner

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 7845

This analysis of the four basic components in the formation of states in Central America offers guidelines for understanding worldwide strivings for autonomy, unity, economic development, and democracy and examines Central American states and the impact of the United States on them.
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Sugar and Power in the Dominican Republic

Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Trujillos

Author: Michael R. Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311277

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 5358

Examines the powerful impact and development that the sugar industry had on U.S.-Dominican relations as the primary vehicle of reciprocal manipulation from 1958 to 1962.
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Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300639

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 4782

This work offers scholars and students a challenging collection of interpretations of and explanations for the ways in which ideologues and ideologies have played a key role in the political development of the Latin American continent.
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Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

Author: Juan Manuel Pérez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 609

View: 2780

This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.
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Reinventing Legitimacy

Democracy and Political Change in Venezuela

Author: Damarys Canache,Michael R. Kulisheck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306686

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4846

An up-to-date assessment of the state of democracy in Venezuela.
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Cuba and the Future

Author: Donald E. Schulz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287848

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 6965

Nine Cubanologists analyze the causes, nature, and scope of the Cuban crisis.
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Tornel and Santa Anna

The Writer and the Caudillo, Mexico, 1795-1853

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6843

"Makes persuasive case that Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil, spin-doctor for Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, was an important figure in his own right, both as a politician and a writer. Emphasizes the 'great man' school of history, but forces the reader toc
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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

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Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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Posted in International relations

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6707

Posted in English literature

Land and Freedom

The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism

Author: Leandro Vergara-Camus

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780327455

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9574

The Zapatistas of Chiapas and the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil are often celebrated as shining examples in the global struggle against neoliberalism. But what have these movements achieved for their members in more than two decades of resistance and can any of these achievements realistically contribute to the rise of a viable alternative? Through a perfect balance of grassroots testimonies, participative observation and consideration of key debates in development studies, agrarian political economy, historical sociology and critical political economy, Land and Freedom compares, for the first time, the Zapatista and MST movements. Casting a spotlight on their resistance to globalizing market forces, Vergara-Camus gets to the heart of how these movements organize themselves and how territorial control, politicization and empowerment of their membership and the decommodification of social relations are key to understanding their radical development potential.
Posted in Social Science

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 6368

This book is a study of the political development of the many factions that surfaced in Mexico from the achievement of independence in 1821 to General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's last government in 1853-55. Paying particular attention to the writings of the main thinkers of the period and the ways in which they inspired or were betrayed by their respective factions, this volume concentrates on the evolution of the different factions (traditionalists, moderates, radicals, and "santanistas"), who sustained their beliefs at one point or another. It follows a chronological approach and puts significant emphasis to the way the hopes of the 1820s degenerated into the despair of the 1840s, and how these in turn affected the evolution of the different factions' political proposals. Political proposals and ideologies were important in independent Mexico; it was an age of proposals. Various constitutional projects were proposed, discussed, attempted, or dismissed. This study offers a comprehensive analysis of how the generalized liberal principles of early republican Mexico became fractured into numerous conflicting political proposals and movements. In response to the ever-changing political landscape of the new nation, the emergent Mexican political class was prevented from achieving the ever-evasive constitutional order, unity, progress, and stability all dreamed of experiencing when General Agustin de Iturbide marched into Mexico City on September 27, 1821. Appendices with a glossary, chronologies, and description of major personalities are included.
Posted in Business & Economics

Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America

State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program

Author: Matthew B. Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565606

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 7040

Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and economic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out and sustain treatment represents an intellectual puzzle. In this book, Matthew Flynn traces the numerous challenges Brazil faced in its efforts to provide essential medicines to all of its citizens. Using dependency theory, state theory, and moral underpinnings of markets, Flynn delves deeper into the salient factors contributing to Brazil’s successes and weaknesses, including control over technology, creation of political alliances, and instrumental use of normative frameworks and effectively explains the ability of countries to fulfill the prescription drug needs of its population versus the interests and operations of the global pharmaceutical industry Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America is one of the only books to provide an in-depth account of the challenges that a developing country, like Brazil, faces to fulfill public health objectives amidst increasing global economic integration and new international trade agreements. Scholars interested in public health issues, HIV/AIDS, and human rights, but also to social scientists interested in Latin America and international political economy will find this an original and thought provoking read.
Posted in Political Science

Authoritarianism in Latin America Since Independence

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 6704

This edited collection explores how different dictators and authoritarian parties and factions have frequently succeeded in rising to power in modern Latin America, often retaining political and/or military control for long periods of time. The volume examines whether there are common factors within the Latin American sociopolitical, cultural, and historical context that have allowed authoritarianism to play such a fundamental and recurrent role in the continent's development. Including chapters on Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, and Honduras, the work will be of interest to scholars and students alike in comparative politics, Latin American history, and Latin American studies.
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Family and Favela

The Reproduction of Poverty in Rio de Janeiro

Author: Julio César Pino

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 998

As a history of family life in the squatter settlements of Rio de Janeiro from the 1940s to the 1960s, this study shatters the myth of household disorganization said to be the norm among the urban poor. Using quantitative evidence, field reports by social workers, newspaper accounts, and the recollections of the squatters themselves, the study dissects household structure, economic activity, living standards, and political participation among the one million "favelados" (squatters) living in Rio by 1960, singling out three favelas for comparative analysis. "Favelados" prized family life, and most succeeded in holding their households together against daunting odds. Shantytowns provided residence close to the workplace, and some were erected literally in the shadow of the construction projects where the squatters worked. Indeed, the location and economic activity of the surrounding neighborhood largely determined the ability of the favela to survive. As squatters became an important part of the city work force, they mobilized to put pressure on the authorities to provide collective services like water and electricity.
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Brutality and Benevolence

Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico

Author: Abel A. Alves

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 3083

The Spanish conquest of Mexico is examined from the entirely new perspective of human animal behavior, or human ethology. Aspects of material culture like food, clothing, and shelter are explored as they relate to species-specific tendencies, including benevolence, brutality, xenophobia, curiosity, hierarchy, reciprocity, and territoriality.
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Colombia's Military and Brazil's Monarchy

Undermining the Republican Foundations of South American Independence

Author: Thomas Millington

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 4006

This important new study relates the origin of the decline of republican politics in South America to the existence of monarchic rule in Brazil. Millington suggests that if the European-oriented monarchy in Brazil had been overthrown at the time of independence--something that the South American republics, led by Colombian power, had within their power to accomplish--the independence movements in Spanish South America would have been able to collaborate with emergent republican forces in Brazil in the construction of a continental, American-style system. By failing to challenge the monarchy in Brazil, the South American republics lost an important opportunity to disavow European-oriented principles of elitism in the New World.
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