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An Introduction To Latin American Politics And Development

By Howard J. Wiarda Copyright 2001
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book is designed to be used as an introductory text in courses or seminars in Latin American politics, Latin American development, comparative politics, Third World politics, transitions to democracy, globalization, politics of developing areas, and social change.

    1. The Context of Latin American Politics 2. The Pattern of Historical Development 3. Changing Political Culture 4. Class, Social Structure, Social Change 5. Interest Groups 6. Political Parties 7. Government Machinery, the Role of the State, and Public Policy 8. The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America 9. Conclusion: Democracy in Latin America


    HOWARD J.WIARDA is the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and Founding Head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, USA.