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Latin American Politics and Development

9th Edition

By Harvey F. Kline, Christine J. Wade, Howard J. Wiarda

© 2017 – Routledge

528 pages

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Paperback: 9780813350509
pub: 2017-07-18

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For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairsand changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America,the Caribbean, and South America.


"Gathered from writers who are experts in regions throughout Latin America, the chapters vividly highlight important historical events as well as current political challenges facing these nations. This book remains a staple in the field of Latin American politics. Highly recommended."?Choice

"This is the outstanding textbook in comparative Latin American politics."?Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard

"This book contains comprehensive chapters by recognized experts on the twenty most important Latin American countries. Taken together, these chapters provide the best available introduction to Latin American politics and government for undergraduate students."?Richard Eric Hartwig, Texas A&M-Kingsville

"This edited work offers a comprehensive analysis of the multicultural complexities of the myriad of issues confronting Latin America today … For students of Latin American politics and inter-American relations, Wiarda and Kline's text is informative and intellectually challenging and is worth buying and careful reading."?ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs

About the Authors

Harvey F. Kline is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He is the author of numerous books including Colombia: Democracy Under Assault, A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development, Historical Dictionary of Colombia, Showing Teeth to the Dragons, and Chronicle of a Failure Foretold, among others.

Christine J. Wade is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. She is the author of Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador and co-author of Understanding Central America and Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle.

Howard J. Wiarda was Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations at the University of Georgia and senior associate in residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. He was the author or editor of numerous books, including A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development.

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