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Anti-Neoliberal Populisms in Comparative Perspective A Latinamericanisation of Southern Europe?

Anti-Neoliberal Populisms in Comparative Perspective: A Latinamericanisation of Southern Europe?

1st Edition

By Enrico Padoan
November 16, 2020

In this book, Enrico Padoan proposes an original middle-range theory to explain the emergence and the internal organisation of anti-neoliberal populist parties in Latin America and Southern Europe, and the relationships between these parties and the organised working class. Padoan begins by tracing...

Peace and Rural Development in Colombia The Window for Distributive Change in Negotiated Transitions

Peace and Rural Development in Colombia: The Window for Distributive Change in Negotiated Transitions

1st Edition

By Andrés García Trujillo
September 25, 2020

In Peace and Rural Development in Colombia Andrés García Trujillo investigates whether peace agreements geared toward terminating internal armed conflicts trigger rural distributive changes. Combining academic rigor with an insider’s perspective, García Trujillo shows that the peace agreement in ...

Democracy and Brazil Collapse and Regression

Democracy and Brazil: Collapse and Regression

1st Edition

Edited By Bernardo Bianchi, Jorge Chaloub, Patricia Rangel, Frieder Otto Wolf
September 24, 2020

Democracy and Brazil: Collapse and Regression discusses the de-democratization process underway in contemporary Brazil. The relative political stability that characterized domestic politics in the 2000s ended with the sudden emergence of a series of massive protests in 2013, followed by the ...

Crime, Violence and the State in Latin America

Crime, Violence and the State in Latin America

1st Edition

By Jonathan D. Rosen, Hanna Samir Kassab
August 04, 2020

In this succinct text, Jonathan D. Rosen and Hanna Samir Kassab explore the linkage between weak institutions and government policies designed to combat drug trafficking, organized crime, and violence in Latin America. Using quantitative analysis to examine criminal violence and publicly available...

Latin America and Policy Diffusion From Import to Export

Latin America and Policy Diffusion: From Import to Export

1st Edition

Edited By Osmany Porto de Oliveira, Cecilia Osorio Gonnet, Sergio Montero, Cristiane Kerches da Silva Leite
December 09, 2019

Latin American countries have for a long time been importers of public policies and institutions from the Global North. The colonial legacy and resulting patterns of international relations during the 20th century favoured a course of adoption and hybridization of political institutions. In recent ...

Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs Argentina in Comparative Perspective

Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs: Argentina in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Sebastián Antonino Cutrona
June 10, 2019

Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs explores the cases that have resisted the U.S. pressure to adopt a militarized approach to fight against drug trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through a sweeping narrative history from the recovery of democracy in 1983 to the present, Cutrona ...

The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt Comparative Insights from Argentina

The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt: Comparative Insights from Argentina

1st Edition

By Daniel Ozarow
March 18, 2019

Adopting Argentina’s popular uprisings against neoliberalism including the 2001-02 rebellion and subsequent mass protests as a case study, The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt analyzes two decades of longitudinal research (1995-2018), including World Bank and Latinobarómeter ...

The Media Commons and Social Movements Grassroots Mediations Against Neoliberal Politics

The Media Commons and Social Movements: Grassroots Mediations Against Neoliberal Politics

1st Edition

By Jorge Saavedra Utman
November 05, 2018

What does it mean to have a voice in a formal democracy operating under neoliberal guidelines and with an almost entirely private media system? How can the people gain their voice and engage in a dialogue with hegemonic actors and discourses? In this book, Jorge Saavedra Utman examines the role of ...

Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile When Policy creates Politics

Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile: When Policy creates Politics

1st Edition

By Andrea C. Bianculli
August 14, 2018

How do international negotiations affect domestic politics? Starting in the 1990s, countries throughout Latin America embarked on many and simultaneous negotiations. On the shifting ground of widening and deepening trade agendas and diverse arenas, what factors determined trade politics? This book ...

Understanding Cuba as a Nation From European Settlement to Global Revolutionary Mission

Understanding Cuba as a Nation: From European Settlement to Global Revolutionary Mission

1st Edition

By Rafael E. Tarragó
August 14, 2018

Since 1959, the government of the Caribbean island of Cuba, 90 miles away from the United States of America, has defied its powerful neighbor. The story of the improbable survival of the Cuban Revolutionary Government in its struggle against the most powerful country in the world has kept ...

Business-State Relations in Brazil Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby

Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby

1st Edition

By Mahrukh Doctor
July 27, 2018

In recent years, the spotlight of international attention on Brazil has often been in the area of logistics infrastructure—for example, on its capacity to deal with the high demand expected during the World Cup and the Olympics. However, neither competitiveness nor infrastructure concerns are new ...

The Politics of Capitalist Transformation Brazilian Informatics Policy, Regime Change, and State Autonomy

The Politics of Capitalist Transformation: Brazilian Informatics Policy, Regime Change, and State Autonomy

1st Edition

By Jeff Seward
July 27, 2018

The Politics of Capitalist Transformation is the only book-length study of the highly protectionist Brazilian informatics policy from its origins in the early 1970s to the collapse of the market reserve in the early 1990s and its impact in subsequent decades. Jeff Seward provides a sophisticated ...

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