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xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Acknowledgements Tables and Figures Acronyms Presidents of Brazil, 1930-2017 Preface Introduction 1. A Troubled Path to Development 2. Building a Fragile Democracy 3. Inflation Stabilisation and the Transition to Neoliberalism 4. Impacts of Neoliberalism 5. Neoliberalism under the Workers' Party 6. Developmental Neoliberalism and the PT 7. From Glory to Disaster 8. Classes and Class Politics in Brazilian Neoliberalism 9. From the Confluence of Dissatisfactions to the Restoration of Neoliberalism References Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745336756 20180205
Brazil is the world's sixth largest economy, has played a key role as one of the 'pink wave' administrations in Latin America, and was also responsible for wrecking the US-sponsored proposal for a Free Trade Area of the Americas. It is also one of the few large countries where social spending has risen and the distribution of income has improved in the last thirty years. However, as protests during the World Cup in 2014 have shown, the country remains highly unequal, unmet social needs are vast and its infrastructure is precarious.Alfredo Saad-Filho and Lecio Morais review the paradox that is modern-day Brazil. Focusing on the period from 1980 onwards, they analyse the tensions between the two systemic transitions to have dominated the country: the political transition from military rule to democracy, and to neoliberalism. The authors show how these transitions had contradictory logics and dynamics, yet ultimately became mutually supportive as they unfolded and intertwined.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745336756 20180205
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x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
  • The emergence of democratic institutional innovation in Latin America
  • Theoretical origins of citizen participation
  • Institutionalization of citizen participation in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile : models of participatory design
  • Venezuela : radical participatory democracy
  • Ecuador : radical discourse, dashed expectations
  • Chile : pragmatic citizen participation
  • Conclusions and prospects.
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xv, 443 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • 1. An Institutional Approach to Democracy and Democratization in Latin America 1.1 Institutions and the Study of Democratic Politics 1.2 What Is an Institution? 1.3 What Is an Institutional Approach to Politics? 1.4 Comparing Countries: Do Authoritarians Follow Institutional Rules? Military Regimes and Institutional Design 1.5 Democracy in Latin America 1.6 Democratic Transition 1.7 Defining Democracy 1.8 Country in the Spotlight: The Struggle for Democracy in Guatemala 1.9 Conclusion 1.10 Key Terms 1.11 Discussion Questions 1.12 Suggested Readings 1.13 References 2. State and Nation in Colonial Latin America 2.1 Pillars of Democracy: State and Nation 2.2 Land and People 2.3 Human Settlements in the Pre-Colombian Period 2.4 The Colonial Impact on Settlement and Demography 2.5 The Colonial Period 2.6 The Arrival, and Conquest 2.7 The Expansion of Spanish Colonialism 2.8 Comparing Countries: Conquest in Brazil Contrasted with Spanish America 2.9 Colonial Institutions 2.10 Religious Institutions in Colonial Latin America 2.11 The Long Road to Independence 2.12 Country in the Spotlight: Explaining the Exceptionalism of Colonial Legacies in the United States 2.13 Conclusion 2.14 Key Terms 2.15 Discussion Questions 2.16 Suggested Readings 2.17 References 3. Constitutions: From States and Nations to Regimes, and Back Again 3.1 Constitutional Foundations: The Consolidation of Independent States and the Search for National Identity in Latin America 3.2 The Caudillo Period (1820s-1870s) 3.3 The Export Economy (1860s-1930s) 3.4 The Opening of the U.S. Umbrella (1898) 3.5 The Great Depression (1929) 3.6 The Populist Era (1930s-1960s) 3.7 Bureaucratic Authoritarianism and the Cold War (1960s-1980s) 3.8 From the Washington Consensus to the "Pink Tide" (1980s to present) 3.9 Constitutions: The Rules of the Game and More 3.10 Constitutional Development in Latin America 3.11 Constitutionalism and Democracy 3.12 Constitutions and Political Pacts 3.13 Constitutions and National Identity 3.14 The Politics of Constitutional Change 3.15 Types of Constitutional Reform 3.16 The Source of Reform: The People or Congress? 3.17 Motives for Reform 3.18 Institutional Opportunities and Barriers 3.19 Comparing Countries: What Distinguishes the Structure and Content of Constitutions in Latin America? 3.20 Explaining Constitutional Change in Latin America 3.21 Country in the Spotlight: Constitutional Reform in Nicaragua 3.22 Conclusion 3.23 Key Terms 3.24 Discussion Questions 3.25 Suggested Readings 3.26 References 4. The Executive Branch: Latin American Style 4.1 The Executive Branch in Presidential and Parliamentary Forms of Government 4.2 The Parliamentary System 4.3 The Presidential System 4.4 Origins of Parliamentarism and Presidentialism 4.5 Variations in Parliamentary and Presidential Systems 4.6 Latin American Presidencies 4.7 Constitutional Powers 4.8 Partisan Powers 4.9 Comparing Institutions: An Assessment of Presidentialism 4.10 The Administrative Arm of the Executive: Bureaucracy 4.11 Efficiency and Bureaucracy 4.12 The Pathologies of Bureaucracy 4.13 The Size of Bureaucracy 4.14 Corruption and Bureaucracy 4.15 Comparing Countries: Taking Action Against Grand Corruption 4.16 Bureaucratic Boundaries 4.17 Country in the Spotlight: Presidential Politics in Argentina 4.18 Conclusion 4.19 Key Terms 4.20 Discussion Questions 4.21 Suggested Readings 4.22 References 5. The Legislative Branch: The Centerpiece of Democracy Under Fire 5.1 Parliament and Congress 5.2 The Functions of Congress 5.3 Representation 5.4 Past Roadblocks to Representation 5.5 More Recent Changes in Representation 5.6 Lawmaking 5.7 Initiation 5.8 Debate 5.9 Oversight 5.10 Direct Oversight 5.11 Indirect Oversight 5.12 Education 5.13 Comparing Countries: Legislative Strength 5.14 Legislative Structure 5.15 Size 5.16 Sessions 5.17 Terms and Alternates 5.18 Bicameralism 5.19 Country in the Spotlight: The National Congress of Chile: A Barometer of Chilean Democracy 5.20 Conclusion 5.21 Key Terms 5.22 Discussion Questions 5.23 Suggested Readings 5.24 References 6. The Judiciary in Latin America: Separate but Unequal 6.1 Approaches to Judicial Organization 6.2 Common Law and Code Law Traditions 6.3 Mixed Judicial Systems in Latin America 6.4 The Rule of Law 6.5 Defining the Rule of Law 6.6 The Judiciary's Contribution to the Rule of Law 6.7 The Judiciary and Other Government Institutions: Power and Independence 6.8 The Judiciary and the People: Access and Efficiency 6.9 Comparing Countries: Courts Versus Politicians in Guatemala and Colombia 6.10 The Judicialization of Politics in Contemporary Latin America 6.11 Motives and Opportunities to Judicialize Politics 6.12 International Actors and the Judicialization of Politics 6.13 The Judicialization of Politics at the Local Level 6.14 Country in the Spotlight : The Judicial Branch in Mexico: Seeking Reform 6.15 Conclusion 6.16 Key Terms 6.17 Discussion Questions 6.18 Suggested Readings 6.19 References 7. Electoral Systems: The Core of Democratic Politics 7.1 Voting 7.2 The Electoral System 7.3 Electoral Formula 7.4 Majoritarian Systems 7.5 Proportional Representation 7.6 Hybrid Systems 7.7 District Magnitude 7.8 Electoral Thresholds 7.9 Ballot Structure 7.10 Districting and Apportionment 7.11 The Electoral System and Political Change 7.12 Presidential Elections in Latin America 7.13 Comparing Countries: Direct Democracy in Latin America 7.14 The Management and Observation of Elections 7.15 Country in the Spotlight: The Electoral System in Bolivia 7.16 Conclusion 7.17 Key Terms 7.18 Discussion Questions 7.19 Suggested Readings 7.20 References 8. From Civil Society to Political Parties: Putting Democracy into Practice 8.1 Civil Society and Democracy 8.2 Protests and Social Movements 8.3 Parties as Political Institutions 8.4 Parties as Regime Institutions 8.5 Comparing Countries: The Rules for Party Funding in Latin America 8.6 Parties as Social Institutions 8.7 How Parties and Civil Society Must Work Together in Democratic Latin America 8.8 From the Party to the Party System 8.9 Party System Fragmentation 8.10 Party System Institutionalization 8.11 Party System Polarization 8.12 The Interaction of Fragmentation, Institutionalization, and Polarization 8.13 Country in the Spotlight Venezuela: Changes in Parties, Changes in Politics 8.14 Conclusion 8.15 Key Terms 8.16 Discussion Questions 8.17 Suggested Readings 8.18 References 9. Federalism and Unitarism: Learning to Share 9.1 Federalism and Unitarism, and the Range of Centralization 9.2 The Division of Power in a Federal System 9.3 The Balance of Centralization and Decentralization 9.4 Comparing Countries: Centralization in Federal Venezuela and Decentralization in Unitary Peru 9.5 The Origins of Governmental Relations in Latin America 9.6 Federalism and the Protection of Regional Caudillos 9.7 Contemporary Moves to Recognize Indigenous Territories 9.8 Federal and Unitary Design in Contemporary Latin America 9.9 Institutions That Complement Federalism: Bicameralism, Strong Judiciary, Rigid 9.10 Constitutions 9.11 The Contemporary Effort to Decentralize 9.12 Variations in Federal Institutions 9.13 Dealing with Differences 9.14 Regional Power Differences 9.15 Country in the Spotlight 9.16 Federalism in Brazil 9.17 Conclusion 9.18 Key Terms 9.19 Discussion Questions 9.20 Suggested Readings 9.21 References 10. The Armed Forces: Bridging the Civil-Military Divide 10.1 The Armed Forces in Contemporary Latin America: Global Comparisons 10.2 Military Expenditures 10.3 Military Spending and Development 10.4 Regional Distinctions 10.5 The Military Perspective of Latin American History 10.6 Comparing Countries: Justice and the "Dirty Wars" in Argentina and Brazil 10.7 Civil-Military Relations 10.8 Civil-Military Relations Under Democracy 10.9 Civilian Supremacy or Political Management? 10.10 New Security Norms Under Democracy 10.11 Institutional Checks and Balances Under Democracy 10.12 The Legislature 10.13 The Courts 10.14 The Executive 10.15 Civil-Military Relations and New Challenges 10.16 Country in the Spotlight : The Armed Forces of El Salvador 10.17 Conclusion 10.18 Key Terms 10.19 Discussion Questions 10.20 Suggested Readings 10.21 References 10.22 Map 1.1 Contemporary Latin America 10.23 Endnotes 10.24 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682672 20171106
  • Preface 1. An Institutional Approach to Democracy and Democratization in Latin America 2. State and Nation in Colonial Latin America 3. Constitutions: From States and Nations to Regimes, and Back Again 4. The Executive Branch: Latin American Style 5. The Legislative Branch: The Centerpiece of Democracy Under Fire 6. The Judiciary in Latin America: Separate but Unequal 7. Electoral Systems: The Core of Democratic Politics 8. From Civil Society to Political Parties: Putting Democracy into Practice 9. Federalism and Unitarism: Learning to Share 10. The Armed Forces: Bridging the Civil-Military Divide.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682665 20171106
This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American Politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional designs. It draws explicit connections between certain political features- such as fragmentation, efficiency, accountability, instability, efficiency, consensus, or responsiveness- and the institutional design of a country. Students thus just do not learn that a country is unstable or has high rates of participation or low levels of corruption, but they also learn why. And more importantly, they also learn how politics can be shaped by different institutional arrangements. Features: * Each chapter focuses on a different institution, such as the executive, political parties, electoral systems, the armed forces, or federalism and compares how they are constructed differently across countries. * Placing a premium on accessibility, each chapter opens with a story and ends with a detailed country case study, making use of contemporary examples to feed student interest in current events. * Newly updated comparison-based tables and box features (electoral results, percentage of women legislators, and surveys of partisan identification) to stimulate analysis. * New topics of research to ensure the recognition of the latest changes in the region, including: corruption scandals, the turn of the "pink tide, " protest and social movements, LGBT rights, citizen security and organized crime, new forms of legislative accountability, the use of social media as a political resource in Latin America. Democratic Latin America continues to offer an original way of teaching and learning about Latin America Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682672 20171106
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xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Politics at home abroad : migrants and their home towns
  • Migration and subnational politics in Mexico : a framework for analysis
  • Engagement through the diaspora channel : collective remittances and the 3x1 program for migrants
  • When the road to the mayor's office crosses the border : political trajectories of migrant mayors in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Biographies of emigrant politicization : migrant engagement in three Mexican states
  • A theory of migration and municipal politics
  • Migrants as agents of democratization? : a comparative analysis of sending community politics
  • A wave that didn't break?
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  • Introduction Cristiane Brum Bernardes, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Ricardo de Joao Braga 1. The institutionalisation of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Ricardo de Joao Braga, Andre Rehbein Sathler and Roberto Campos da Rocha Miranda 2. The legislative and public policies in Brazil: before and after the 1988 Constitution Julio Roberto de Souza Pinto 3. The role of the Brazilian Congress in defining public social policies Fabio de Barros Correia Gomes and Ricardo Chaves de Rezende Martins 4. Green or grey: origin, bias and fate of environmental bills in the Brazilian National Congress Mauricio Schneider and Ana Alice Biedzicki de Marques 5. Brazilian Parliament and digital engagement Antonio Teixeira de Barros, Cristiane Brum Bernardes and Malena Rehbein 6. Open parliament policy applied to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Cristiano Faria and Malena Rehbein Conclusion Cristiane Brum Bernardes, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Ricardo de Joao Braga.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555280 20180226
This book develops a critical analysis of the Brazilian legislature, specifically the role of its lower chamber, the Chamber of Deputies, in policy making and how this combines with its public engagement role, namely in terms of promoting participation and transparency. The book draws from Nelson Polsby's theoretical conceptualization about transformative and arena legislatures. The purpose is not to reach a consensus about the exact categorisation of the legislature in Polsby's classification. On the contrary, the chapters are mainly concerned in challenging this classification through interdisciplinary perspectives drawn from within the legislative studies in Brazil. The book's first chapters introduce the reader to an historical overview of the Brazilian legislature's policy making and organization, identifying its role in proposing public policies and scrutinising proposals from the Executive Branch. The subsequent chapters focus on its public engagement role and address contemporary elements - such as political participation and transparency - and how these interlink, or not, with legislative practices and influence the production of law. The book provides a unique insight into the operation and power of the legislature of a key global power, Brazil, in a presidential political system context. The chapters originally published as a special issue in the Journal of Legislative Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555280 20180226
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xxxv, 748 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Contents List of boxes, tables and figures xxx Preface Acknowledgments Acronyms and abbreviations Introduction Part I An introduction to Latin American history Chapter 1. From Independence to the 1930s Chapter 2. From the Great Depression to democratization Part II Institutions, processes and actors Chapter 3. Democratization and the quality of democracy Chapter 4. The challenges facing democracy Chapter 5. The presidency Chapter 6. Legislatures, parties, the judiciary, and public administration Chapter 7. Established political actors Chapter 8. Civil society and emergent political actors Part III International relations Chapter 9. Inter-state relations within Latin America Chapter 10. The US and Latin America Chapter 11. Latin America, Europe, and Asia Part IV Political ideas Chapter 12. Left and Right Chapter 13. Identities: Nationalism, Race, Ethnicity, Ecologism and Sexuality Part V Economic ideas Chapter 14. Structuralism, dependency, and redistributive models Chapter 15. Neoliberalism Chapter 16. Environmental economics and sustainable development Bibliography Appendix A. Country timelines and factboxes Appendix B. Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138245020 20171106
Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region's unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics and other disciplines. This new edition will include: Updated references to scholarship and debatesNew themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity Examination of demographic change and social movementsNew chapter on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138245020 20171106
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xxix, 642 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Politics of Latin America, Sixth Edition explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. This text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy throughout Latin America. Unique in the market, the text is divided into two parts: chapters in the first half of the text explore big picture issues and themes in the region; chapters in the second half provide in-depth discussions of those issues and themes, country by country. The thematic chapters outline the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, gender, race, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics, democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Each case study traces the historical and political development of key actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190647407 20171009
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xv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables Contributors Acknowledgments Part I. Presidentialism and Political Capital in Latin America Politics in Latin America in the Past Third of a Century (1978-2015) Manuel Alcantara Presidential Leadership in Latin America Jean-Louis Thiebault The Character of the `Government' in Latin American Presidential Republics Jean Blondel Political Career Trajectories and Social Backgrounds: Latin American Presidents in Comparative Perspective (1978-2015) Manuel Alcantara, Melany Barragan and Francisco Sanchez PART II: Personal Power and Institutional Constraints: Case Studies Mexico. Zedillo and Calderon: The Challenges of Governing under Adversity Marisol Reyes 6. Colombia. Political Leadership in a Turbulent Environment. Cesar Gaviria and Alvaro Uribe Velez Javier Duque The singularity of Peruvian Politics and the Role of Presidential Leadership. The Cases of Alberto Fujimori and Alan Garcia Martin Tanaka and Jorge Morel Presidential Leadership in a Robust Presidency: the Brazilian Case Magna Inacio Menem and Kirchner. The Two Faces of Peronism? Mario D. Serrafero The Presidential Government of Chile Carlos Huneeus 11. Conclusion Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082090 20171121
  • Part 1: Presidentialism and Political Capital in Latin America 1. Politics in Latin America in the Past Third of a Century (1978-2015) [Manuel Alcantara] 2. Presidential Leadership in Latin America [Jean-Louis Thiebault] 3. The Character of the `Government' in Latin American Presidential Republics [Jean Blondel] 4. Political Career Trajectories and Social Backgrounds: Latin American Presidents in Comparative Perspective (1978-2015) [Manuel Alcantara, Melany Barragan and Francisco Sanchez] Part 2: Personal Power and Institutional Constraints: Case Studies 5. Mexico. Zedillo and Calderon: The Challenges of Governing under Adversity [Marisol Reyes] 6. Colombia. Political Leadership in a Turbulent Environment. Cesar Gaviria and Alvaro Uribe Velez [Javier Duque] 7. The singularity of Peruvian Politics and the Role of Presidential Leadership. The Cases of Alberto Fujimori and Alan Garcia [Martin Tanaka and Jorge Morel] 8. Presidential Leadership in a Robust Presidency: the Brazilian Case [Magna Inacio] 9. Menem and Kirchner. The Two Faces of Peronism? [Mario D. Serrafero] 10. The Presidential Government of Chile [Carlos Huneeus] 11. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082076 20171121
This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the presidents and presidential leadership in Latin America. Unlike other texts, Presidents and Democracy in Latin America integrates both political analysis and major theoretical perspectives with extensive country-specific material. Part One examines the developments in recent years in Latin American presidentialism and identifies different characteristics of society and politics which have influenced Latin American governments. The personalization of political life and of presidential government help to illustrate the character of Latin American politics, specifically on the type of political career of those who occupied the presidential office, the leadership style of these presidents and the type of government which they led. Part Two studies two presidents in six countries in the region which reflect the broad trends in the political and electoral life: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Each case study first provides the biographical background of the president; it outlines the political career of the president both inside and outside of a party, including at the local level; the popularity of the president at the time of the presidential election is given, as well as the mode of selection of the candidates (selection by party leaders only, by party members or by a primary). The relation of the president with the government or ministers, especially if there is a coalition government, is detailed. This textbook will be essential reading for all students of Latin American Politics and highly recommended for those studying executive politics, political leadership, and the state of democratic governance in Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082090 20171121
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  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 New Republics at Play 22 References 46 2 Elections 50 References 79 3 Citizens in Arms 89 References 121 4 Public Opinion 132 References 162 5 The Republican Experiment: An Essay in Interpretation 169 References 199 Epilogue 203 Notes 209 Index 217.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691161440 20180319
A sweeping history of Latin American republicanism in the nineteenth century By the 1820s, after three centuries under imperial rule, the former Spanish territories of Latin America had shaken off their colonial bonds and founded independent republics. In committing themselves to republicanism, they embarked on a political experiment of an unprecedented scale outside the newly formed United States. In this book, Hilda Sabato provides a sweeping history of republicanism in nineteenth-century Latin America, one that spans the entire region and places the Spanish American experience within a broader global perspective. Challenging the conventional view of Latin America as a case of failed modernization, Sabato shows how republican experiments differed across the region yet were all based on the radical notion of popular sovereignty--the idea that legitimate authority lies with the people. As in other parts of the world, the transition from colonies to independent states was complex, uncertain, and rife with conflict. Yet the republican order in Spanish America endured, crossing borders and traversing distinct geographies and cultures. Sabato shifts the focus from rulers and elites to ordinary citizens and traces the emergence of new institutions and practices that shaped a vigorous and inclusive political life. Panoramic in scope and certain to provoke debate, this book situates these fledgling republics in the context of a transatlantic shift in how government was conceived and practiced, and puts Latin America at the center of a revolutionary age that gave birth to new ideas of citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691161440 20180319
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xv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction / 2. Democratising Global Governance / 3. Brazil and the Purchase of Drugs / 4. Brazil and Food Security / 5. Brazil and Open Government / 6. Brazil and Internet Governance / 7. Conclusion / Bibliography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
In recent years, a growing literature has focused on how to create more effective and democratic global governance mechanisms to better tackle global challenges such as health epidemics, global hunger, Internet surveillance or the consequences of climate change. Yet there is a gap in accessible published material to reflect contributions of democratic states from the global South. Among these democracies from the global South, Brazil is a popular case for teachers and researchers looking to study global governance mechanisms. This book provides students with a framework that challenges the Western-centred views on questions of how to democratise global governance processes, arguing that developing democracies from the global South have developed serious and sustainable approaches to a more democratic global system. With chapters on Brazil's responses to global food security, the purchase of drugs, open government initiatives and internet governance, this book opens up contemporary and novel practices of democracy for examination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
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  • Posacuerdo diagnóstico y desafíos
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  • Foreword / Arturo Escobar ix Preface and Acknowledgments xiii Introduction. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda, Reassessing Uncivic Political Activism / Sonia E. Alvarez, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Agustin Lao-Montes, Jeffrey W. Rubin, and Millie Thayer 1 Part I. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda: Reflections on Brazil 1. A Century of Councils: Participatory Budgeting and the Long History of Participation in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi 27 2. Civil Society in Brazil: From State Autonomy to Political Interdependency / Leonardo Avritzer 45 3. The Making and Unmaking of a New Democratic Space / Andrea Cornwall 63 4. Uncivil Subjects, Uncivil Women: Civic Participation, Ambivalence, and Political Subjectivity among Grassroots Community Leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Benjamin Junge 81 Part II. Mapping Movement Fileds 5. Mapping the Field of Afro-Latin American Politics: In and Out of the Civil Society Agenda / Agustin Lao-Montes 103 6. Social Movement Demands in Argentina and the Constitution of a "Feminist People" / Graciela Di Marco 122 7. Politics by Other Means: Resistance to Neoliberal Politics / Graciela Monteagudo 141 8. The "Gray Zone" Between Movements and Markets: Brazilian Feminists and the International Aid Chain / Millie Thayer 156 Part III. The Nexus of Civic and Uncivic Politics 9. "This is No Longer a Democracy . . .": Thoughts on the Local Referendums on Mining on Peru's Northern Frontier / Raphael Hoetmer 179 10. From Afro-Colombians to Afro-Descendants: The Trajectory of Black Social Movements in Colombia, 1990-2010 / Kiran Asher 199 11. In the Streets and in the Institutions: Movements-in-Democracy and the Rural Women's Movement in Rio Grande Do Sol / Jeffrey W. Rubin 219 12. Refounding the Political: The Struggle for Provincialization in Santa Elena, Ecuador / Amaliea Pallares 238 Part IV. Movements, Regimes, and Refoundations 13. The Counterpoint Between Contention and Civic Collective Action in Venezuela's Recent Democracy / Margarita Lopez Maya and Luis E. Lander 261 14. Brazil: Back to the Streets? / Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ana Claudia Teixeira 282 15.Monuments of (De) Colonization: Violence, Democracy, and Gray Zones in Bolivia after January 11, 2007 / Jose Antonio Lucero 296 16 Beyond the Civil Society Agenda? Participation and Practices of Governance, Governability, and Governmentality in Latin America / Sonia E. Alvarez 316 Conclusion. Uncontained Activism / Millie Thayer and Jeffrey W. Rubin 331 References 339 Contributors 369 Index 373.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363255 20170710
The contributors to Beyond Civil Society argue that the conventional distinction between civic and uncivic protest, and between activism in institutions and in the streets, does not accurately describe the complex interactions of forms and locations of activism characteristic of twenty-first-century Latin America. They show that most contemporary political activism in the region relies upon both confrontational collective action and civic participation at different moments. Operating within fluid, dynamic, and heterogeneous fields of contestation, activists have not been contained by governments or conventional political categories, but rather have overflowed their boundaries, opening new democratic spaces or extending existing ones in the process. These essays offer fresh insight into how the politics of activism, participation, and protest are manifest in Latin America today while providing a new conceptual language and an interpretive framework for examining issues that are critical for the future of the region and beyond. Contributors. Sonia E. Alvarez, Kiran Asher, Leonardo Avritzer, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Andrea Cornwall, Graciela DiMarco, Arturo Escobar, Raphael Hoetmer, Benjamin Junge, Luis E. Lander, Agustin Lao-Montes, Margarita Lopez Maya, Jose Antonio Lucero, Graciela Monteagudo, Amalia Pallares, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Ana Claudia Teixeira, Millie Thayer.
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