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The Resource Authoritarian regimes in Latin America : dictators, despots, and tyrants, Paul H. Lewis

Authoritarian regimes in Latin America : dictators, despots, and tyrants, Paul H. Lewis

Label
Authoritarian regimes in Latin America : dictators, despots, and tyrants
Title
Authoritarian regimes in Latin America
Title remainder
dictators, despots, and tyrants
Statement of responsibility
Paul H. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Taking a student-friendly chronological approach, this accessible text begins with a brief overview of Latin America's Iberian heritage, then describes the general breakdown of order and the rise of the caudillos following independence. Paul H. Lewis shows how the internal dynamics of caudillo politics have produced, in one country after another, either strong personalistic dictatorships or oligarchies that ruthlessly imposed order on their societies. Order made economic growth and urbanization possible, yet created great social injustices that spurred the development of mass politics
  • The author describes the twentieth-century upheavals that brought the people into the political arena, resulting in a variety of revolutionary and counterrevolutionary regimes that borrow their inspiration from fascism and communism. Balanced yet cautious about the future of democracy in the region, this accessible book will be invaluable for courses on contemporary Latin America."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Paul H
Dewey number
320.98
Index
index present
LC call number
JL966
LC item number
.L49 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jaguar books on Latin America series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authoritarianism
  • Latin America
Label
Authoritarian regimes in Latin America : dictators, despots, and tyrants, Paul H. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An SR Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The undemocratic culture -- Three deviant regimes -- National dictators -- Liberal oligarchies -- The masses enter politics -- Corporatism -- Tyranny and succession -- The Marxists -- Counter-revolutionaries -- The prospects for democracy
Control code
60375666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780742537392
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Authoritarian regimes in Latin America : dictators, despots, and tyrants, Paul H. Lewis
Publication
Note
"An SR Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The undemocratic culture -- Three deviant regimes -- National dictators -- Liberal oligarchies -- The masses enter politics -- Corporatism -- Tyranny and succession -- The Marxists -- Counter-revolutionaries -- The prospects for democracy
Control code
60375666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780742537392
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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