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Comparative Latin American Politics

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Comparative Latin American Politics by Ronald M. Schneider
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Latin America is a region of great diversity and a rich laboratory for understanding the processes of political development and their interaction with economic growth, social modernization, and cultural influences. Highlighting crucial periods of dynamic socioeconomic and political change, Comparative Latin American Politics provides a balanced, concise overview of select Latin American countries without underestimating the complexities of a region noted for its striking differences. The book focuses on the dominant dyad of Mexico and Brazil while also considering in detail Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuelaseven countries that contain four-fifths of the regions inhabitants as well as an even higher proportion of its economy. Recognizing that political institutions and cultures are built over generations, author Ronald M. Schneider divides his analysis into two parts. Part one examines the period from independence to 1930, when countries were coping with an array of post-independence problems and challenges of national consolidation. Part two concentrates on 1930 to the present day and fleshes out current political practices and structures. Each part devotes chapters to specific country coverage as well as meaningful comparative perspectives that illuminate the political evolution of the region and offer salient lessons for other developing parts of the world.

Author Biography

Ronald M. Schneider is professor of political science at Queens College, City University of New York.
Release date Australia
February 16th, 2010
Pages
384
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Westview Press Inc
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780813344621
Product ID
3711079

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