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The Resource Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America : crises and opportunity, Howard J. Wiarda, with the assistance of Esther M. Skelley

Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America : crises and opportunity, Howard J. Wiarda, with the assistance of Esther M. Skelley

Label
Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America : crises and opportunity
Title
Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America
Title remainder
crises and opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Howard J. Wiarda, with the assistance of Esther M. Skelley
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dilemmas of Democracy in Latin America explores two main themes: why democracy in Latin America is in such trouble, and why U.S. policy in the area so often goes astray. The book argues that Latin America was founded on such a different basis than the United States and has such a different history, political culture, and sociology that it cannot possibly imitate the U.S. model of democracy. U.S. policy in Latin America also goes astray not just because Americans neglect the area but because, fundamentally, we don't understand it, nor do we want to understand it
  • Ultimately it is only with a renewed approach to U.S. policy - one that includes respectfully engaging with the myriad histories and cultures of the region - that we can hope to encourage strong and effective democratic traditions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiarda, Howard J.
Dewey number
320.98
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414.2
LC item number
.W54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Skelley, Esther M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Latin America
Label
Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America : crises and opportunity, Howard J. Wiarda, with the assistance of Esther M. Skelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) 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
Latin America in comparative perspective -- Three paradigms for interpreting Latin America -- Civil society in Latin America -- Human rights in Latin America -- The dilemmas of democracy in the Dominican Republic -- Venezuela and Argentina : development and disintegration -- Cuba and Marxism-Leninism -- Democracy and U.S. policy in the Caribbean basin -- Reassessing U.S. policy in Latin America -- Neoliberalism and its problems -- Transitions to democracy, or something less than that?
Control code
57168365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780742530324
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004028144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dilemmas of democracy in Latin America : crises and opportunity, Howard J. Wiarda, with the assistance of Esther M. Skelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) 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
Latin America in comparative perspective -- Three paradigms for interpreting Latin America -- Civil society in Latin America -- Human rights in Latin America -- The dilemmas of democracy in the Dominican Republic -- Venezuela and Argentina : development and disintegration -- Cuba and Marxism-Leninism -- Democracy and U.S. policy in the Caribbean basin -- Reassessing U.S. policy in Latin America -- Neoliberalism and its problems -- Transitions to democracy, or something less than that?
Control code
57168365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780742530324
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004028144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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