Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 July 2014

646 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199340255

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Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Fifth Edition

Harry E. Vanden and Gary Prevost

New to this Edition:

  • Completely updated throughout in order to incorporate coverage of recent events, including presidential and legislative elections in Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, El Salvador, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Mexico
  • Updated tables and charts reflecting the latest census and economic data and analysis of key legislative developments
  • An expanded chapter (8) on democracy and authoritarianism, featuring new tables showing the amount of public support in various countries for democracy, military coups, and violent overthrow of elected governments
  • A revised chapter on political economy that includes a new section on environmental issues
  • A revised chapter on gender and family featuring new information on women's movements in Brazil
  • The country chapters are now organized by geographic region to better fit the structure of most courses

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