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Latin America In Comparative Perspective

New Approaches To Methods And Analysis, 1st Edition

By Peter H Smith


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This book, the inaugural publication in a multivolume series entitled Latin America in Global Perspective, highlights the necessity and feasibility of analyzing Latin American society and politics within broad comparative frameworks.The rapidly changing agenda for social science research on the region calls for the rigorous application of new conce

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE The Changing Agenda for Social Science Research on Latin America, PART ONE ANALYTICAL STRATEGIES, CHAPTER TWO Contending Paradigms for Cross-Regional Comparison: Development Strategies and Commodity Chains in East Asia and Latin America, CHAPTER THREE Purposes and Methods of lntraregional Comparison, CHAPTER FOUR Uses and Limitations of Rational Choice, PART TWO CONCEPTUAL ISSUES, CHAPTER FIVE Rewriting the Scripts: Gender in the Comparative Study of Latin American Politics, CHAPTER SIX Trajectory of a Concept: "Corporatism" in the Study of Latin American Politics, CHAPTER SEVEN Assessments of State Strength, CHAPTER EIGHT Reassessing Political Culture, PART THREE POLITICAL ROLES OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, CHAPTER NINE Polls, Political Discourse, and the Public Sphere: The Spin on Peru's Fuji-golpe, CHAPTER TEN Public Opinion Research in Mexico, CHAPTER ELEVEN Public Opinion Research in Russia and Eastern Europe

About the Author

Peter H. Smith is Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California at San Diego. He is the editor of Drug Policy in the Americas (Westview, 1992).

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