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Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Media Leaks and Corruption in Brazil: The Infostorm of Impeachment and the Lava-Jato Scandal

Media Leaks and Corruption in Brazil: The Infostorm of Impeachment and the Lava-Jato Scandal

1st Edition

Mads Bjelke Damgaard
July 10, 2018

Analyzing the political consequences of the most extensive corruption investigation in recent Latin American history, Operação Lava-Jato, Media Leaks and Corruption in Brazil answers two central questions about the contradictory effects news media has on political systems. First, how can political...

Government and Governance of Security: The Politics of Organised Crime in Chile

Government and Governance of Security: The Politics of Organised Crime in Chile

1st Edition

Carlos Solar
June 28, 2018

At a time when Latin America is experiencing societal unrest from human rights violations, corruption and weak institutions Government and Governance of Security offers an insightful understanding for the modern steering of crime policies. Using Chile as a case study, the book delivers an untold...

Revolutionary Violence and the New Left: Transnational Perspectives

Revolutionary Violence and the New Left: Transnational Perspectives

1st Edition

Alberto Martin Alvarez, Eduardo Rey Tristán
June 20, 2018

Leading figures and rising stars in the field present the first contribution explaining the transnational nature of the revolutionary violence of the New Left. Focusing on the processes of dissemination of ideologies and mobilization of ideas and repertoires of action among the revolutionary...

Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program

Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program

1st Edition

Matthew B. Flynn
June 20, 2018

Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and...

Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power: Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance

Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power: Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance

1st Edition

Inés Durán Matute
May 21, 2018

Tracing key trends of the global-regional-local interface of power, Inés Durán Matute through the case of the indigenous community of Mezcala (Mexico) demonstrates how global political economic processes shape the lives, spaces, projects and identities of the most remote communities. Throughout the...

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