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Author Hellinger, Daniel.
Title Comparative politics of Latin America [electronic resource] : democracy at last? / Daniel C. Hellinger.
Published New York : Routledge, 2011.
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 Electronic Book  JL960 .H45 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 594 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Comparative political theory and Latin America area studies -- pt. 2. History: colonial legacies, mass politics, and democracy -- pt. 3. Development and mass politics in the twentieth century -- pt. 4. Democratic breakdown, economic struggles, and transitions -- pt. 5. Revolution and democracy -- pt. 6. Movements, civil society, and parties -- pt. 7. Rights, institutions, and law: the formal rules of the game -- pt. 8. Globalization and the role of the United States.
Summary "This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary country-specific context, of a thematic organization and in-depth country case studies, of culture and economics, of scholarship and pedagogy. No other textbook draws on such a diverse range of scholarly literature to help students understand the ins and outs of politics in Latin America today. The insightful historical background in early chapters provides students with a way to think about how the past influences the present. However, while history plays a part in this text, comparative politics is the primary focus, explaining through detailed case studies and carefully paced analysis such concepts as democratic breakdown and transition, formal and informal institutions, the rule of law, and the impact of globalization. Concepts and theories from comparative politics are well integrated into country-specific narratives and vice versa, leading to a richer understanding of both. Several important pedagogical aids foster student learning: Learning objectives at the start of every chapter "Learning checkpoints" at the end of each section to insure comprehension Bolded key terms focus attention on important concepts Glossary at the end of the book provides a useful reference Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Integrated case studies on most countries in the region A companion website with practice quizzes and other useful study aids"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Comparative government.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Related To Print version: Hellinger, Daniel. Comparative politics of Latin America. New York : Routledge, 2011 (DLC) 2010048179
ISBN 9780203829660 (electronic bk.)
0203829662 (electronic bk.)
9781136816918 (electronic bk.)
1136816917 (electronic bk.)
9780415889179 (pbk.)
OCLC number 778432712